CD LAUNCH - Glass Houses for Marimba - Taktus Duo

Friday, July 17, 2015
Event Title: CD LAUNCH - Glass Houses for Marimba - Taktus Duo
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $20 with CD / $10 without
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  • External Link: Facebook Event Page
  • Composer: Ann Southam
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Description:

July 17, 2015
7 pm

Glass Houses for Marimba - CD Launch
Taktus Duo

Greg Harrison and Jonny Smith, the Canadian percussion duo known as Taktus, invite you to join them for the launch of their album Glass Houses for Marimba. The evening will include performances by Taktus as well as an opportunity to meet the artists. Finger food and refreshments will be served. Street parking only, however the venue is only a 5-minute walk north of Bathurst Station.

Admission is $20 with a CD, or $10 without.
Please RSVP to taktusduo@gmail.com

Ann Southamʼs Glass Houses (1981) is a stunning collection of Canadian minimalist music. Combining smooth, soaring melodies with intricate counter-rhythms, each piece takes the listener on a journey through a gradually unfolding sonic experience. Greg and Jonny have arranged several of the Glass Houses as duets for marimba. The percussive nature of the marimba accentuates the rhythmic interplay between melody and bass line. These arrangements are a modern and creative reshaping of Annʼs classic works. Annʼs delight in hearing one of these arrangements was the impetus for these new marimba versions to be recorded. The Taktus Duo now presents their debut album, Glass Houses for Marimba - dynamic and compelling minimalist music from one of Canadaʼs most renowned composers, arranged and performed by two creative contemporary artists.