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American Triptych | Australian National Academy of Music
29 September @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
One event on 27 September 2017 at 10:00am
One event on 29 September 2017 at 10:00am
One event on 30 September 2017 at 7:30pm
One event on 3 October 2017 at 7:30pm
One event on 4 October 2017 at 5:30pm
One event on 5 October 2017 at 10:00am
One event on 7 October 2017 at 7:30pm
Three of the world’s greatest living percussionists gather in Melbourne to present an inspirational collection of concerts, talks, masterclasses and events.
Steven Schick, William Winant and Jan Williams – each the stuff of musical legend – join ANAM musicians to celebrate both the centenary of the birth of American composer Lou Harrison and the 20th century American tradition.
TRIPTYCH TICKET PASS
Purchase the 3 main concerts in an ANAMates Flexi Package at 20% off the single ticket price. Plus gain FREE access to masterclasses and talks, invitations to pre-concert talks, plus ongoing ANAM benefits for the rest of 2017.
Learn more about the guest musicians:
Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. Hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as, “one of our supreme living virtuosos, not just of percussion but of any instrument,” he has championed contemporary percussion music by commissioning or premiering more than 150 new works. The most important of these have become core repertory for solo percussion. Schick was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.
Jan Williams is a percussion soloist and conductor. Composers who have written works especially for him include Lukas Foss, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Iannis Xenakis, Frederic Rzewski, Joel Chadabe, Orlando Garcia, Gustavo Matamoros, Luis de Pablo, and Nils Vigeland. He appears internationally as percussionist, conductor, and educator throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia and has recorded for Columbia, Wergo, DGG, Hat-Art, frozen reeds, Mode, New World, Vox/Turnabout, Desto, Lovely Music, Spectrum, Orion, OO, Deep Listening and EMF Records.
In 2016, William Winant was awarded a large unrestricted grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts in recognition for his groundbreaking work as a contemporary percussionist. In 2014 he received a Grammy nomination for his recording of John Cage’s historic solo work, 27′ 10.554″ for a percussionist, on Micro Fest Records. He has collaborated with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez and Frank Zappa, and his recording of Lou Harrison’s La Koro Sutro was the New York Times Critic’s Choice for best contemporary recording of 1988
Steven Schick, William Winant and Jan Williams’ ANAM residencies are supported by the US Consulate General Melbourne