Brooklyn’s So Percussion plays its newest work, Imaginary City, at Houston’s DiverseWorks this Friday and Saturday (2.12.10-12.13.10). The showtimes are 8pm.
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The New York Times described So Percussion as “brilliant” and Billboard Magazine called them “Astonishing.” Imaginary City is the newest work by Brooklyn’s So Percussion. The virtuosos of So Percussion create mind-expanding chamber music that is at turns raucous and touching, barbarous and heartfelt. They have collaborated with filmmaker Jenise Treuting to capture the sounds and images of several cities – from Treuting’s home in Tokyo to the vast skies of Helena, MT; to the mountains of Denver, CO; through the heartland of Cleveland, OH and the New England landscape of Burlington, VT and to the urban jungle of Houston to emphasize the uniqueness and commonalities between the various cities. The performance will center around So Percussion’s utilization of percussion instruments to communicate the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. Imaginary City takes the experimentation one step further with music based partially on invented instruments, blurring the lines between sound and vision to create an artistic metropolis.
The event is commissioned by DiverseWorks with Myrna Loy Center / Helena, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and National Performance Network DiverseWorks Theater.