The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, present “Hands Down” with guest artist, Hands On’Semble.
Hands On’Semble is a contemporary percussion ensemble devoted to the art of hand drumming founded by renowned percussion vanguard John Bergamo in 1997 (with Randy Gloss, Andrew Grueschow, and Austin Wrinkle). Born out of the Percussion and World Music programs at CalArts at that time, Hands On’Semble has come to define the state of world percussion on the West Coast.
“A Stellar percussion group…extraordinary soloing, and extensive palette of sounds.”
“Hands On’Semble plays music that is pure 21st century California, the fulcrum where the whole planet meets.”
-World Rhythm Magazine
Hands On’Semble has performed and lectured throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia at many of the world’s premier percussion and world music festivals, music schools and conservatories, and have collaborated in performance and recording with a wide array of highly esteemed percussion artists from around the world.