Beyond: Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

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Beyond: Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

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14th July 2017




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Beyond: Los Angeles Percussion Quartet


Qui tollis


Memory Palace


I Hold the Lion's Paw

Reid, E:




Christopher Cerrone (electronics)

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

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There are more languages spoken in Los Angeles than in any other city in the world. It’s a transitive city. Most residents have come here to contribute to its cultural identity and have ended up calling it “home”. Los Angeles is a city where every industry, creative or otherwise, is fueled by the pursuit of personal creative dreaming. It’s clear then how the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) created a community of composers and made them all local to the group’s music making and to Los Angeles itself, regardless of each composer’s city of origin. Is it language that makes someone at home in a given place? If so, the compositional languages of Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid, Daníel Bjarnasson, and Andrew McIntosh appear as interwoven and complex as Los Angeles itself. Their music similarly courses with chiming repetition, spectral near-silence, and the wearing away of time on objects so barely touched that they appear, in moments, as fragile as paper. These composers from two drastically different continents are brought together by LAPQ, despite their differences in origin, under one banner: friendship. For years LAPQ has been known for its skill in both championing and cataloging works by West Coast composers, with a specific focus on Los Angeles. With Beyond they explore the deep knowing that comes from making work with old friends. And broadly, the project signals a move for the Los Angeles contemporary music scene, a scene burgeoning out with global significance, and overflowing with artists actively seeking to create community.

Daníel Bjarnason: Qui tollis

Qui tollis

Anna Þorvaldsdóttir: Aura

Aura (Version for Percussion Quartet)

Christopher Cerrone: Memory Palace

Memory Palace: I. Harriman

Memory Palace: II. Power Lines

Memory Palace: III. Foxhurst

Memory Palace: IV. L.I.E.

Memory Palace: V. Claremont

Ellen Reid: Fear-Release


Andrew McIntosh: I Hold the Lion's Paw

I Hold the Lion's Paw: I.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: II.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: III.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: IV.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: V.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: VI.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: VII.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: VIII.

I Hold the Lion's Paw: IX.

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