Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium – “Penumbra” with David Bithell

penumbraSaturday, September 19, 7:30pm
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium

Selected to be presented at the Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium, Penumbra is an interdisciplinary composition for solo percussionist/performer, interactive video projections, and electronic music created by David Bithell and Terry Longshore. With visual inspiration drawn from traditional and contemporary shadow play practices combined with the iconography of percussion performance, Penumbra focuses on the human form situated in a technologically saturated atmosphere. Penumbra explores the gestural implications of percussion performance, as well as the audience’s expectations about how physical gestures and percussion manifest in sound and image.