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The @Percussion - Episode 138 - Doug Perkins

August 16, 2019

138 - Doug Perkins


Joining us this week is Doug Perkins.  Doug has commissioned and premiered over 100 pieces and works with such composers as David Lang, Steve Reich, Paul Lansky, John Luther Adams, Nathan Davis, Larry Polansky, Christian Wolff, Glenn Kotche, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Tristan Perich. He founded the So Percussion and the Meehan/ Perkins Duo, and performs regularly with Signal, eighth blackbird, the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW, and others.  He currently teaches at The Boston Conservatory.

Watch here. Listen below.

0:00 Intro and Hello 
1:15 What's up?  Being the Dept. Chair?      
3:27 Where/how did you fall in love with drums?  
7:16 TBC merging with Berklee?  
9:44 New Music Gathering in Boston?     
13:41 Casey: What's the sound?  Acoustic Dispersion.  Massive and  excellent laser sound/laser tag tangent 
26:00 Getting big projects off the ground?  Chosen Vale percussion  seminar?  
35:09 Ben:  Bang On a Can -Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon   
47:10 Doug's podcast series, 5 Days With Doug.    
50:43 How you see electronic music as it relates to percussion?