Students to perform self-written works inspired by Miles Davis, Basquiat, Dial
Percussion students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will show off their composition and performance chops in the UGA Percussion Ensemble's first fall concert in Ramsey Concert Hall Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
The ensemble will perform all original compositions, written by the performers themselves and inspired by the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Miles Davis and Thornton Dial. These artists were selected as part of an assignment given to the ensemble by its directors, Timothy K. Adams Jr. and Kimberly Toscano.
Seven percussion students, divided into an undergraduate quartet and graduate trio, were given two parameters for the assignment: compose three original works inspired by each of the artists and have each piece be between 3 and 4 minutes long.
Works of art from Basquiat, Davis and Dial will be shown during the performance so that audience members might gain some insight into the students' compositional thought processes.
The performance is open free to the public.