Tuesday 21 May, 7.30pmBook now
|Synthetic twin||Charlie Peck||8'|
|Mallet Quartet||Steve Reich||15'|
|Pillar IV||Andy Akiho||12'|
|Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine||Viet Cuong||13'|
| New Commission for Astrid the Dutch Street Organ
Commissioned by Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Sandbox Percussion (Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney) and Dutch Street Organ owner/operator: Francis Stapleton.
Vale of Glamorgan Festival is thrilled to present the exuberant and flamboyant Sandbox Percussion – the percussion quartet from New York described by the Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music [with] jaw-dropping virtuosity”. This young quartet will be bringing with them an unconventional assortment of instruments, from plant pots to marimbas, wine glasses to rooks (an electronic instrument which uses infrared sensors to interpret hand movement).
The performance takes a special look at new music emerging from America in recent years, and features the world premiere of Ben Wallace’s new work for Dutch Street Organ and percussion. Wallace’s music spans a wide range of styles from chamber and orchestral, to disco and samba, and occasionally into the video game remix world. In 2017, VOGF commissioned Ben to write a piece for six pianos which received outstanding reviews following its premiere performance by Grand Band at St David’s Hall: “The audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and indeed this was one of the most immediately approachable first performances of new classical music I have heard for some time…One looks forward to his future career with eager anticipation” (Seen and Heard International)."