On October 2-5, So Percussion with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, give the US premiere of David Lang’s concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra, man made on their season opening concert. Lang combines found percussion (sticks, pipes, metal trash) with orchestral instruments in a unique and incredibly compelling work commissioned by the Barbican Centre and the Los Angeles Philharmonic…continue reading
I have worked with So Percussion for a very long time now and I know them really well. When I got the opportunity to write a concerto for them I wanted to make it specifically for them, for the things that they have been concentrating on for the past few years. The are frequently theatrical, they invite found objects into their performances, they build their own instruments, etc. I wondered if I could make the unusualness of their musicality the centerpiece of this concerto, but how could an orchestra of ‘normal’ instruments doing mostly ‘normal’ things find common ground with them?…continue reading
‘man made’ performed by So Percussion with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (US premiere)
Los Angeles, CA
co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, and Jacaranda, Patrick Scott,Artistic Director.