Billy Martin's Stridulations For The Good Luck Feast at Bartram's Garden

Posted by Mark Christman on August 26, 2016


Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA


Sun, September 18, 2016
6:00 pm

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Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of Medeski Martin and Wood percussionist Billy Martin, presenting an evening of game pieces for percussion ensemble.

The wide-ranging, exploratory percussionist will perform solo and conduct The Whirlygig Orchestra, a specially-assembled percussion ensemble playing on bamboo, wood, metal, pandeiro, seed pods, bird calls and other uncategorized instruments. The orchestra will perform Martin’s “Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast,” a suite of percussion compositions that could be considered a collaborative game, played not by opponents to win or lose but by a team of individuals whose primary challenge is collective improvisation. The object of Stridulations is the formation of a self-governing ensemble acting as one ‘organism’ that produces unique arrangements each performance....

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