Drum Kit: Problem Child

November 4, 2016, 10:00 pm

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It’s essentially just a conveniently placed grouping of popular percussion instruments and yet, the drum kit is often cited as the dividing line between popular music and classical. We’ll examine how composers are using the drum kit today and what impact it’s having on genre boundaries.


Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements, III

Steven Snowden: For So Long It’s Not True
Alarm Will Sound; Payton MacDonald, drums

Christopher Rouse: Bonham
Perkussion NRW

John Elmquist: Treehouse
Hard Art Groop

Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements, I & II
Ron Wiltrout, drums; Ashley Bathgate, cello

Brian Baxter: A Message from the French Embassy fr. Book of Drum
Baxter, drums

Missy Mazzoli: In Spite of All This

Eric Moe: Concerto for Drum Set and Orchestra, Kick and Ride, I
Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose