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Sandbox Percussion

 Jason Treuting   Extremes   4' 
 Charlie Peck  Synthetic twin   8'
 Steve Reich  Mallet Quartet   15' 
 Andy Akiho  Pillar IV   12'
 Viet Cuong  Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine   13'
 Ben Wallace  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)." 

PRE-CONCERT TALK - Composer Ben Wallace in conversation about his new commission for street organ and percusssion
6.30pm | St Asaph's Room





Standard Price £14
Disabled people plus one companion (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) Stalls seats @ £12.50 each ticket
Students | Under 16s £5

Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444.  Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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