This fall the excellent Meehan/Perkins Duo tours Parallels – a high-energy, high-frequency full-length piece written for the Duo by their frequent collaborator, composer/visual artist Tristan Perich. Meehan/Perkins premiered the work (with Perich at the soundboard) at the Fast Forward Austin Festival in April 2013, and has since performed it in New York at MoMA and in Chicago at the new venue, Constellation. (Check out the photo albums from their MoMA show and also their Constellation show.)
In Parallels, simple musical systems interact and intensify over time as each performer wields a single mallet, playing disorienting rhythms while muting and affecting duration with the other hand and hi-hat foot.
This fall tour sees Meehan/Perkins and Perich bring Parallels to Hope College, and to Indianapolis as part of PASIC, the international Percussive Arts Society (PAS) convention. Hungry for more? Learn about this distinctive program on the Ariel project page, and check out this teaser video with footage from the world premiere performance.
Also, keep in mind that Meehan/Perkins will be touring Parallels throughout the 14/15 season; be in touch with Ariel Artist Representative Shirley Hunt to discuss available dates!