It's the second summer that I've worked with SoSI students on new percussion music, and it's become a highlight of my year. The whole festival is everything I like about percussionists: ambitious, open-minded, enthusiastic, great musicianship, and always hungry for new music!
This year I brought Facets, a piece I've been developing in different forms for almost a year now. I got to work out the kinks with this quartet – Sean Perham, Jess Tsang, Tyler Mashek and Mike Deering – and then they gave a killer performance. Video coming soon.
Thanks to David Newton for letting me use his great photos.