Bangers and Crash Percussion GroupPercussion virtuosos Alex Petcu, Emma King and Brian Dungan cook up a programme of new music which will tickle your tastebuds and defy your expectations.
|Wed 2 Oct, 8:00 pm||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2|
|Thurs 3 Oct, 7:30 pm||The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford|
|Fri 4 Oct, 8:00 pm||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray|
|Sat 5 Oct, 8:00 pm||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
|Tues 8 Oct, 7:00 pm||Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise|
|Wed 9 Oct, 8:00 pm||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar|
|Thurs 10 Oct, 7:30 pm||Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music|
|Fri 11 Oct, 8:00 pm||glór, Ennis|
Having a physics background can be a useful thing indeed if you are ace percussionist Alex Petcu. So the required sounds don't exist on conventional instruments? No problem, you just invent and build what you need. And that's what audiences can expect when he and fellow percussion adventurers Emma King and Brian Dungan take to the road with their kit bag of the usual suspects of the drum world, along with a fascinating array of metal, wood and string.
Three young and energetic virtuosos cook up a menu of new music (a pity Beethoven never wrote for marimba) which will tickle tastebuds and defy expectations. Their appetite for exploring rhythmic influences from around the world – Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Javanese gamelan – is healthy, hearty and irrepressible (please note: no sausages will be harmed in the making of this programme).
Tim Ouderits & Tom Ouderits Surprise! | Alyssa Weinberg Table Talk | Elliot Cole Postlude No 8 | Philip Glass Madeira River | Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas | Steve Snowden A Man with a Gun Lives Here | Alex Petcu Music Network Commission | Thierry de Mey Musique de Table | Gene Koshinski And So the Wind Blew
The Sugar Club concert on this tour can be purchased as part of The Sugar Rush ticket bundle offer. Enjoy all three concerts with Music Network at The Sugar Club this autumn for the special price of €45!
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Bangers and Crash Percussion Group Workshops
Students from primary and secondary schools and members of local music groups from around the country will have a chance to delve deeper into the fascinating world of rhythm in a series of workshops with Alex Petcu and Brian Dungan of Bangers and Crash Percussion Group. Participants will learn about the important role percussion plays in almost every style of music, and can explore what happens when music and science meet, with a chance to make and perform on their own instruments. Workshop participants will also be invited to attend the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group touring performance in their local area at a discounted rate. For more information about these workshops please contact Katy Conneely in Music Network at 01 4750224.
|Wed 2 Oct||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2||8:00 pm , €20 / €15 / €10||01-4750224||Music Network|
|Thurs 3 Oct||The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford||7:30 pm , €17 / €15 / €5||Waterford Music|
|Fri 4 Oct||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||8:00 pm , €16 / €14||01-2724030|
|Sat 5 Oct||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8:00 pm , €15 / €12 (on the door)||095-21699||Clifden Arts Society|
|Tues 8 Oct||Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise||7:00 pm , €15 / €10 (+ bkg fee)||057-8663355||Laois County Council Arts Office|
|Wed 9 Oct||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||8:00 pm , €16 / €14||094-9023733|
|Thurs 10 Oct||Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music||7:30 pm , €20 / €15 / €10 / €5||Cork Orchestral Society|
|Fri 11 Oct||glór, Ennis||8:00 pm , €16 / €14||065-6843103|
Bangers and Crash Percussion Group, water drumming
Alex Petcu playing Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich
Emma King (with James Hughes), TRACTION
"Memorable no less for the breadth of technique than for the comparable range of emotion, expression and mood"- Irish Times [on Petcu]
"Beguiling and….other-worldly"- The Irish Examiner [on Petcu]