Kadence Arts will present the New England premiere of composer/performer Jason Treuting’s evening-length, multimedia, large ensemble work Amid the Noise on April 21, 2017. Pulsating drones, ambient noise textures, and subtly shifting rhythms bind this collection of nine pieces for mixed percussion, voices, and strings. Described as “a remarkably beautiful and atmospheric work” (All About Jazz), the performance would take place at La Laboratoire Cambridge, steps from the Kendall Square MBTA stop.
A patient study of musical spaces, the work’s modular structure and flexible instrumentation provide a unique opportunity to assemble a diverse team of outstanding musicians from Boston and the wider region. Participants will include: members of the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble as well as Doug Perkins, Greg Jukes, Maria Finkelmeier, and Drew Worden. Mr. Treuting will make a special appearance performing a movement of the work alongside long-time collaborator Cenk Ergun. A string trio led by Beth Meyers rounds out this extraordinary collection of musicians. The band’s hyper-local-meets-standout-regional flavor cuts a distinctive profile, making for a compelling addition to Boston’s musical season.
A founding and current member of the influential quartet, Sō Percussion, Jason Treuting has appeared in performance throughout the world, from the Barbican to Lincoln Center, to the Concertgebouw, DOM Moscow, Walt Disney Hall, and elsewhere. His compositions, noted for their compelling rhythmic language and evocative expressivity, have been performed by artists including Shara Nova, the JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and others.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. - Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata”