Percussionisms is a modular percussion ensemble based in Boston, MA dedicated to the study of percussion music through performance, collaboration, and commissioning new music from diverse composers.
Percussionisms formed as a percussion quartet in 2013 in Rock Hill, SC with the mission of performing interesting music in interesting places. Bars, House parties, Basement shows, Art Galleries.
After a two year hiatus, the group reformed in Boston, MA in the fall of 2017 as a modular percussion ensemble comprised of 8 post-graduate professionals rehearsing and performing in various configurations. The first performance of this new iteration was in Brooklyn, NY with a program featuring contemporary percussion music, percussion with electronics, mbira music from Zimbabwe, rudimental snare drumming on a traditional rope drum, and the premier of a new percussion composition.
Most recently the group collaborated with members of the Semiosis String Quartet to put on a unique performance of Rzewski’s Attica, involving a ten-person ensemble, projection, live writing, and a recording of the audience on a loop.
Projects and Performances
Picasso is Dead, upcoming, Boston, MA
Coming Together, with members of Semiosis String Quartet, Allston, MA
Percussionisms in C, Allston, MA
Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn, NY
Concerts at the Courtroom, Rock Hill,SC
The Mileston, Charlotte, NC