Music Network Presents, ‘CAN Percussion Trio’ on tour from 13 – 19 June

04 May 2012

Brace yourself for the polyrhythmic delights of the CAN Percussion Trio with celebrated Irish percussionist Noel Eccles joined by two young masters of the mallet, Chris Stynes and Alex Petcu, in a thrilling programme of contemporary music, played on a range of percussion instruments including marimbas, vibraphones, crotales, lion drums, taiko, tom toms, bass drums and more. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information at www.musicnetwork.ie.

Experience exotic timbres, pulsing rhythms and interwoven melody lines as three masters of the orchestral percussion section take centre stage. Add to this the visual spectacle of over thirty percussion instruments on stage and the positively viral energy of the CAN Percussion Trio and you are in for a real treat.

The ensemble is the brainchild of Noel Eccles, musical director of the first Riverdance tour, member of folk-rock titans Moving Hearts, former principal percussionist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and go-to guy for a host of luminaries from U2 and Elvis Costello to The Chieftains and Brian Eno.

Trading blows with Noel on this Music Network tour are Chris Stynes and Alex Petcu, two of Ireland’s rising percussionists. Both have performed regularly with many of Ireland's leading professional groups, playing everything from contemporary and classical music to musical theatre, rock and pop. With a repertoire of contemporary percussion works from a range of leading international composers, and the strangest line up of instruments you’ll see this year, expect some familiar tunes, and a few surprises!

Programme
Programme to include music by Steve Reich, Minoru Miki, N.J. Zivkovic and works such as Nagoya Marimbas (Steve Reich), Marimba Spiritual (Minoru Miki) and Music for Pieces of Wood (Steve Reich).

Tour details here.