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Feb 12

FEB 12

8:00 PM–10:00 PM



8:00 PM–10:00 PM    Buell Hall, East Gallery



A Concert for Solo Percussion, Electronics and Invented Instruments, Featuring Diego Espinosa

Diego Espinosa is a multi-percussionist who founded The Electronic Hammer computer-percussion trio and Ear Massage percussion quartet with whom he was awarded the 2nd Prize at The International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2009 and 3rd Prize at The International Percussion Competition, Luxembourg 2005.

For several years he was a steady member of Dutch ensembles Slagwerk Den Haag, Atlas Ensemble, Ziggurat, Soil Ensemble, and the Amsterdam percussion group with whom he received the Percussive Arts Society Award of Recognition in 2003.

Espinosa played for Asko-Schoenberg Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Ives Ensemble, ChampdAction, Critical Band, Aphids, Lumínico, Tambuco, and De Doelen Ensemble.

He has performed in all five continents in many festivals and venues collaborating with Pierre Boulez, John Zorn, Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, Kajia Saariaho, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Currant, Theo Loevendie, Peter Adriaansz, Yannis Kyriakides, Anthony Pateras, Pilippe Leroux, Guo Wenjing, Martijn Padding, Felipe, Rodrigo Sigal, Alejandro Castaños, Jasna Velickovic, Hugo Morales.

Currently he is a doctorate candidate at McGill University (Montreal) with professor Aiyun Huang. With the Nikki Yanofsky Audio-Technica Prize Espinosa will record his first DVD including new solos for multi-percussion and electronics of collaborations with Hugo Morales, David Adamcyk, Jasna Velickovic, Felipe Waller, and Juan Sebastian Lach.

Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and the Department of Music.