PASIC 2016 Performance/Clinic Performing with Gesture Control Electronics by Andrew Angell

There has been a dearth of updates over the summer here, but I wanted to put up a quick post about my upcoming appearance and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. I will be presenting a Performance/Clinic session titled “Performing with Gesture Control Electronics.” In the session I will talk about and demonstrate a variety of sensors and software that can allow percussionist to control the electronic portion of electroacoustic music using the gestures that are naturally part of playing percussion instruments. Pieces composed by myself and by Marcin Pączkowski will be on the program. It should be a very fun hour. 


I hope to see you there!

DIY Electronic Percussion Presentation at Washington State Day of Percussion by Andrew Angell

On Sunday, April 24th I had the great pleasure of presenting a lecture/demonstration on DIY electronic percussion. The event was very well attended, and I had a wonderful time talking with such an enthusiastic audience. I'll have a longer post about the day going up soon, but for now I wanted to share my presentation slides and a list of resource links that I promised. Please feel free to email me any questions, and thank you so much to everyone that attended!

Flowerpot Music No. I - Elliot Cole Commission by Andrew Angell

I’m very excited to have received the new piece by Elliot Cole commissioned by the Washington State New Works for Percussion Project.  The piece is called Flowerpot Music No. I. David Solomon and I will be premiering the duet on April 24th and the Washington State Day of Percussion being held at Meany Hall on the University of Washington Campus. We’re thrilled to present the premier performance and are really enjoying learning the piece.

Day of Percussion for Educators @ Western Washington University by Andrew Angell

     This past Saturday I had the great pleasure of presenting at the Percussive Arts Society Washington State Chapter’s Day of Percussion for Educators at Western Washington University in Bellingham. While the name of the event is a bit of a mouthful, the concept is really great. It is a day of clinics put on the by the Washington State PAS to give music educators a refresher on percussion techniques, lit, and in the case of my presentation, tuning and maintenance. There was an excellent turn out for this DoP for Educators and the attendees were an enthusiastic group that were very fun to work with. Other presenters at the event include Dr. Patrick Roulette, Melanie Voytovich, Matt Drum, Dr. Kendra McClean, and Memmi Ochi. We received some very positive and useful feedback from the educators, and are very much looking forward to the next DoP for Educators currently scheduled for March 12 at the University of Puget Sound.