Joby Burgess’ “A Percussionist’s Songbook”
Date: Wednesday Jan 25, 2023 - Thursday Jan 26, 2023
Community: Vancouver Downtown
(Category: Performing Arts, Music, Arts Community, Concert/Performance)
Listen together to electrifying music.
Joby Burgess is a percussionist who transcends categorization; his virtuosity, his daring and his eclecticism put him in the top rank of international musicians. In this show, he performs his new album, made up of pieces written for him by John Metcalfe, Tunde Jegede, Dario Marianelli, Yazz Ahmed, Graham Fitkin, Dobrinka Tabakova and Gabriel Prokofiev, as well as two compositions of his own.
Burgess describes the pieces as “songs without words,” but, paradoxically enough, they’re inspired by texts; the literary sources include the poetry of Robert Graves, the prose of Michael Ondaatje, Saudi Arabian folk tales and even United Nations population growth statistics! Written for an array of electronics and percussion instruments, A Percussionist’s Songbook is a profusion of sonic pleasures. Burgess moves through a number of different setups during the performance, and takes the time to chat with the audience as he does so. It’s an evening of electrifying music.
This concert is presented by PuSh International Film Festival and Presenting Partner Music on Main.
This concert is supported by Vancouver Civic Theatres.
Love Without Hope
The Ancestors Are Within
Throw Your Pumpkin (& Pick Me Up)
Come Sweet Death
Dr Calvin Remembers
Take Me Home