Joby Burgess

Joby Burgess’ “A Percussionist’s Songbook”

Joby Burgess’ “A Percussionist’s Songbook” 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023 & THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023
ORPHEUM ANNEX | 823 SEYMOUR STREET | Google map
Doors at 7:00PM | Concerts starts at 7:30PM

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featuring:
Joby Burgess, percussion


Listen together to electrifying music.

Joby Burgess is a percussionist who transcends categorization; his virtuosity, his daring and his eclecticism put him in the top rank of international musicians. In this show, he performs his new album, made up of pieces written for him by John Metcalfe, Tunde Jegede, Dario Marianelli, Yazz Ahmed, Graham Fitkin, Dobrinka Tabakova and Gabriel Prokofiev, as well as two compositions of his own.

Burgess describes the pieces as “songs without words,” but, paradoxically enough, they’re inspired by texts; the literary sources include the poetry of Robert Graves, the prose of Michael Ondaatje, Saudi Arabian folk tales and even United Nations population growth statistics! Written for an array of electronics and percussion instruments, A Percussionist’s Songbook is a profusion of sonic pleasures. Burgess moves through a number of different setups during the performance, and takes the time to chat with the audience as he does so. It’s an evening of electrifying music.

This concert is presented by PuSh International Film Festival and Presenting Partner Music on Main.

This concert is supported by Vancouver Civic Theatres.

 

programme

John Metcalfe
Love Without Hope

Tunde Jegede
The Ancestors Are Within

Dario Marianelli
Unequal

Yazz Ahmed
Throw Your Pumpkin (& Pick Me Up)

Joby Burgess
Come Sweet Death

Graham Fitkin
Species

Dobrinka Tabakova
Desert Swimmers

Gabriel Prokofiev
Dr Calvin Remembers

Joby Burgess
Take Me Home