Tala Rasa: An Evening of Percussion Music

(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., will host a concert of contemporary percussion music featuring Tala Rasa on Saturday, Jan. 21.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door is $3/student and $5/general public.

Tala Rasa consists of Brendan Betyn, James Beauton, Gwendolyn Burgett-Thrasher and Steve Wulff. During the concert, these four individual musicians will collaborate to create an evening of contemporary percussion music. The first half of the concert will have three solo pieces and a duet piece. The second half will consist of a 30-minute long piece bringing together two of the collaborators.

A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound when hit with an implement or when it is shaken, rubbed, scraped, or struck in a way that sets the object into vibration. The evening will consist of four individual musicians coming together and collaborating to create about 90 minutes of contemporary percussion music. The repertoire Tala Rasa will be performing focuses mainly on the discovery of new sounds from "found" or "discovered" instruments, such as clay flower pots, steel pipes, and wooden slats. More traditional percussion instruments will be integrated into the program as well in order to create a full musical experience.

(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded contemporary art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in the colorful Division Street parking structure, next door to Georgio’s Pizza. Contact Tim Lane at (517) 319-6832 or visit www.scenemetrospace.com for more information about the space. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.


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