Christopher Shultis Percussion Music (1989-2016)

at Outpost Performance Space

April 21, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $15 - $20
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Now based in Philadelphia, composer Christopher Shultis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, returns to the Outpost to perform for the first time in more than two decades. Assisted by percussionists Simone Mancuso and Scott Ney, tonight’s concert draws on music composed by Shultis from 1989 to the present. including  the U.S. premiere of "4-7-3" with video by visual artist Hee Sook Kim. Christopher Shultis originally came to New Mexico to teach percussion, composition and musicology at UNM where he also served as Regents’ Professor of Music, and Artistic Director of the John D. Robb Composers’ Symposium. In 2010, he gave the 55th Annual Research Lecture– the highest award bestowed by UNM on its faculty members. Internationally recognized for his scholarly work on John Cage, Shultis stopped performing in the mid-1990s until recently, although he continued to compose the entire time.  Simone Mancuso is a percussionist and conductor who is internationally recognized for his interpretations of contemporary classical pieces. He is an Adjunct Professor of Percussion, Director of the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Co-Director of the Contemporary Percussion Ensemble and Artistic Director of the PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University. Scott Ney is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at UNM since 1998, where he  directs the UNM Contemporary and Folkloric Percussion Ensembles as well as the UNM Graduate Percussion Group. He has performed at festivals and universities throughout the United States and Europe. $20/$15 Members & Students