Akros Percussion Collective to Perform

March 18, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union Department of Music will host guest artist concert by the Akros Percussion Collective at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25 in Presser Recital Hall.

Matt Dudack, Kevin Lewis, Jeff Neitzke and Bill Sallak make up the collective that has been working together since 2006. Akros is dedicated to the aesthetic sensibilities of new and experimental percussion music, collaborating with artists like Julio Estrada, John Luther Adams, Matthias Kaul and Stuart Saunders Smith.

The group has presented works by the above composers in several surprising locations, such as former ice and coal complex, a meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and many independent gallery spaces.

The group has also performed at many universities including the University of Akron, The University of Cincinnati, the Hartt School of Music and Kent State University’s New Music Series. Aside from performing throughout northeast Ohio, the group has given performances at the Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg, Germany), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), the INTAR Theatre (NYC) and the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis.

Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Vincent Street. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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