PASIC 2016 Performance by Andrew Angell

First I would like to say thank you to everyone that attended my session. I would also like to heartily thank Pearl, and AndersonPercussion for loaning me instruments for the performance, as well as the PAS Technology Committee for selecting my presentation. 

The session had an unfortunate number of technical difficulties, that were a big disappointment for me. However, I feel I was able to convey useful information, even if I didn’t get to perform all the pieces. 

I’d like to especially thank those of you that stayed around to ask questions and chat with me. I was very happy to hear your thoughts!


As promised I’ve included the presentation slides below for you to take a look at. Please feel free to keep and share them, but with proper attribution. 


I’ve also linked to a video below of the piece that was going to begin the session.


I hope you all have a great PASIC!

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.