A live, outdoor percussion performance from the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group, surrounding the audience at Cork's beautiful Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street.
In the current strange world where we have missed live performances for over a year, the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group promises to give audiences a super-charged experience showcasing the raw power and immediacy of live percussion. Three new works by Tom Lane, Alex Petcu and Amanda Feery have been written especially for this event, all of which are based on a similar instrumental setup to Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis’s two epic percussion sextets, Pleiades and Persephassa. Taking place outdoors at Elizabeth Fort, the audience will be surrounded by the six musicians with a vast array of percussion that includes toms, timpani, bongos, congas, gongs, bass drums, thunder sheets, bell plates and much more.
The beauty of percussion instruments is the rich variety and extremely wide scope of sounds that they offer. This family of instruments, consisting of thousands of instruments that can play the loudest and quietest, biggest and smallest, highest to lowest, sharpest and softest, most delicate and most powerful, and most complex and simple sounds. The three pieces in this performance explore all of these extremes and present them to the audience in a rich tapestry of sound-worlds swirling around them.
The Bangers and Crash Percussion Group is a collective of freelance percussionists based in Ireland. With their flexible line-up, they play everything from small intimate shows to huge events with a wide variety of instruments, workshops for schools, festivals and more. Previous projects include a Music Network tour, performances at Body&Soul and Sounds from a Safe Harbour.
Supported by The Arts Council through a Project Award.