Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3pm:
Percussionist Zack Baltich
Utilizing guitar effects pedals, found objects, a slew of drums, and a tiny synthesizer, Minneapolis based percussionist and composer Zack Baltich will present a concert of original works for percussion and marimba, as well as some adaptations of other works for percussion.
Zack Baltich: Cavernous (New York premiere)
Sarah Neufeld: From Our Animal
Zack Baltich: Ghosts of Household Objects (New York premiere)
Andrew Bird: Hover I.
Andy Akiho: Karakurenai
Zack Baltich: /səˈklo͞oZHən/- (World premiere)
Zack Baltich, percussion
Minneapolis based percussionist/composer Zack Baltich is interested in blending the world of experimental music with more familiar sounds. By combining years of playing in rock bands and the study of classical percussion, he often finds this intersection by placing these styles in context with one another, weaving in and out of textural exploration to create unique long-form music. Zack has received commissions from the Jerome Foundation, American Composers Forum, the Cedar Cultural Center, and Minnesota State Arts Board and his percussion chamber music has been performed by others throughout the United States and in Mexico City.