This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2020. For updates regarding the Arts Council’s response to COVID-19, please click here.
Join us for a special performance in conjunction with the current exhibition, Art and Music: Touching Sound by the Princeton Artist Alliance.
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Mobius Percussion is an ensemble of up-and-coming musicians that bring a visual and theatrical edge to their performances. By working with a wide range of collaborators including videographers, dancers, fashion designers, thespians, and like-minded composers, they are breaking down the traditions of classical music performance in favor of an immersive concert experience. The Brooklyn-based quartet (comprised of Mika Godbole, Nicole Patrick, Victor Pablo, and Nate Tucker) performs frequently throughout the tristate area at venues such as (le) Poisson Rouge, Baby’s All Right, Shapeshifter Lounge, and the Princeton Sound Kitchen and have been guest artists on Vicky Chow’s Contagious Sounds Series, Andrea Clearfield’s Salon Series, The Firehouse New Music Series, and So Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound. Upcoming projects include an oratorio by composer Wally Gunn and poet Maria Zajkowsi with the celebrated vocal sexted Variant Six and pieces by Princeton composers Gemma Peacocke and Emma O’Halloran in a collaboration with Iarla O’Lionaird of The Gloaming. Mobius recently earned a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant to work with Jacob Cooper on a new percussion quartet.
Most recently, Mobius has been featured on performances at New York Live Arts for the Rebecca Lazier/Dan Trueman work There Might Be Others, for which they received the acclaimed 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. To date, Mobius has produced four music video projects featuring the works of emerging composers. Their most recent project was the result of a collaboration with videographer Evan Chapman and dancers Myssi Robinson and Kyle Marshall on a series of four live performance videos featuring selections from Elliot Cole’s Postludes for bowed vibraphone. In the next year, the ensemble will begin working on a music video for Jason Treuting’s Paper Melodies (My Music Box Music), a 30-minute work that was commissioned by Mobius and received its premiere performance in January, 2015.
In the fall of 2014, Mobius collaborated with the critically acclaimed Pig Iron Theatre Company in a week long workshop at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Through improvisation and the guidance of artistic director Dan Rothenburg and composer Troy Herion, Mobius worked with movers and vocalists in developing a new theatrical production on the topics of climate change and the tension between the youth and the elderly modern society.
In addition to their regular performance schedule, Mobius has given masterclasses and concerts at numerous universities throughout the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, Rutgers University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and the University of Southern California. They have also worked with education programs such as the American Composers Orchestra Music Factory Youth Education Program, the Juilliard Music Advancement Program, and the Millhill Child & Family Development Center.
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