New York-based percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum comes to Los Angeles to present Memory Palaces, an evening of new music for percussion and electronics. Rosenbaum's carefully selected program is centered around three unique works that highlight the limitless possibilities of contemporary percussion music.
The centerpiece of the program, Christopher Cerrone's Memory Palace, is a highly personal work based on childhood remembrances that calls for the percussionist to assemble instruments from bottles and slats of wood. Stop Speaking, by the young American composer Andy Akiho, is a duet for a live snare drum performer and "Vicky" the disembodied text-to-speech voice from Microsoft Word. The program also features the world premiere of David Crowell's Celestial Sphere, a tour de force for live marimba player and eight pre-recorded marimbas.
Praised for his "excellent" and "precisely attuned" performances by the New York Times, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and later that year garnered a special prize created for him at the Salzburg International Marimba Competition. Mr. Rosenbaum is a member of Sandbox Percussion, Le Train Bleu, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Novus NY and Time Travelers. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova and Naxos labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan.
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Los Angeles, CA 90004