Public Program Organizer and Struck Percussion Ensemble Member Adam Rappel checks in with us on Open Field and summertime
Name: Struck Percussion Ensemble (Joel Alexander, David Birrow, Bojan Hoover, Adam Rappel)
Occupation: Professional Musicians/Educators
City/Neighborhood: We live in Minneapolis, Roseville and St. Louis Park
Open Field Activity: Get STRUCK!
Description: Struck percussion ensemble will perform “Threads” by Paul Lansky. This is a 10 movement, half hour long continuous work that contains instruments such as vibraphones, glockenspiel, darbukkas, flower pots, wooden planks, wine bottles, tuned steel pipes, and much more. There are three “threads” that the piece contains; arias and preludes that focus on metallic pitched sounds; choruses that rely heavily on drumming; and recitatives that deal with John Cage-like noise instruments. Brief talk about the work before the performance, and a question and answer session to follow!
Dates of Activity: Sunday, August 26, 2012, from 12:30 to 3 pm.
1. Fill-in-the-blank: _______________ is what we make together.
Audience-engaging concerts that showcase percussion as a unique art-form is what we make together.
2. What is the perfect Minnesota summer activity?
Relaxing and spending time with friends and family while enjoying the beautiful Minnesota summer weather…although not recently…WAY too hot out!
3. Who do you dream of attending your activity?
Anyone who is curious about the unique sound possibilities percussion can create.
4. What would you like to share on Open Field?
Great music and fun times, with a little bit of education in there as well!
5. Describe your favorite summer memory.
As a group, we love to play whiffle-ball. Nothing says healthy competition better than hitting some dingers during a “home-run derby!”
6. What is your favorite summer song?
Being a quartet, we each have many favorite genres/artists that we like to listen to.