Friday, February 14, 7:30pm. (Truly Fantastic—Not To Be Missed!)
The five musicians create music as if they were one person using rhythm, pitch, and timbre in a complex manner to create intensely effective performances. While the ensemble has championed the work of percussion masters, they also work with young composers who are just beginning their careers.
The Smoke & Mirrors Ensemble (SME) was created in the fall of 2009. The name, Smoke and Mirrors, reflects the aim of our group: to use the simple tools of rhythm, pitch, and timbre in a complex manner to create intensely effective experiences; and, in the process, expand the public’s literacy in the percussion repertoire.
"While we always strive to take the art of percussion forward, we never forget the sheer joy of banging on pots and pans as children. Our outreach programs encourage children to experience the world of sound first hand, a world that SME also hopes to share with people of all ages."
They will perform music from their debut and follow-up albums by Steve Reich, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Derek Tywoniuk, and Mark Applebaum. www.SmokeandMirrorsEnsemble.com.