April 5, 2013
Percussion is music’s big bang, but it has an indoor voice, too. We heard it often at Thursday evening’s Unruly Music Festival opener, as percussionist Greg Beyer joined cellist Chris Wild and pianist Mabel Kwan in an evening of chamber works involving things you hit. Or scrape. Or lightly tap.
Cinnabar Heart (2009) and Spiral 1 (1987), both by Cambodian-born Chinary Ung, opened and closed the concert. Beyer, solo in Cinnabar, now and then sang dreamily in free-floating syllables as his soft mallets coaxed from his marimba gestures and harmonies as ephemeral and perfumed as incense smoke.Read the full article at ThirdCoast Digest.