Jim Meneses
Jim Meneses
Jim Meneses
Jim Meneses
Jim Meneses
Jim Meneses
Chris Cutler / Jim Meneses:

December Sun Tour 2003
Italy / Spain / France

Chris Cutler, Electrified Drumkit
Jim Meneses, Sample Maps, Midi Marimba


11/ 12 Abano Terme / CRChttp://www.crcweb.it
12/12 Schio / Centro Stabile di Culturahttp://www.centrostabile.it
13/12Forli / Area Sismicahttp://areasismica.freeweb.org
14/12Bologna / Spmiihttp://www.comune.bologna.it/iperbole/spmivan
16/12 Barcelona/Club Sidecar
19/12 Marseille/Montevideo/Festival Nuits d’Hiver.1 Pablo Cueco – Zarb (Iranian Percussion), Candombe (Uruguyan Percussion)
Mirtha Pozzi – Candombe; Chris Cutler – Electrified Drumkit
Jim Meneses - Sample Maps, Midi Marimba; Cyril Hernandez – Contemporary Percussion; Gérard Siracusa – Drums
Paul Lytton – Percussions; Francesco Cusa – Drums, Percussion

Percussionists Chris Cutler and Jim Meneses present contemporary electro-acoustic percussion music on their “December Sun 2003” tour of Italy, France, and Spain. This tour reprises the musicians’ earlier duet work in a primarily acoustic setting, reflecting their growing interest and explorations in expanding the vocabulary of contemporary percussion music, using amplification, electronics, and the use of sampling technology.

Mr. Cutler is a forerunner in the development of amplified percussion techniques; he is currently working with the electrified drumkit, in which he prepares a standard drum kit with a number of pickups and devices (see review). His subtle and inventive performances and compositions have been widely published and appreciated.

Mr. Meneses has steadily created a vocabulary for the midi marimba, a sampling percussion instrument, for which he has prepared a number of sample maps, which are layered to create a wide palette of traditional and non traditional sounds, loops, samples and sequences which he uses for theater and film scoring, as well as improvising and ensemble collaborations (see press kit).

The resulting music is detailed, dynamic, and complex.

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