Guest Artist: Blue Shift Percussion Ensemble

Founded in 2015, BlueSHIFT Percussion is dedicated to the performance of modern works for percussion and engaging new audiences with thrilling performances. In astronomy, a “blueshift” is defined as a shift towards shorter wavelengths of the spectral lines of a celestial object, tracking the movement from the object as it grows ever closer to the observer. Inspired by the audible physics of percussion, the mission of BlueSHIFT is to connect with our audience through chamber percussion music and to create authentic relationships with percussion composers. In a more literal sense, BlueSHIFT is an homage to the University of Kentucky percussion program, where all members have been DMA students under the direction of Prof. James Campbell.

For the upcoming 2017 concert season, BlueSHIFT is working with notable composers such as James David, Christopher Walczak, and James Campbell to create new works for percussion quartet. In addition, the ensemble will also feature works written by members Francisco Perez and Christopher Butler. BlueSHIFT will be touring these new works in Spring 2017 throughout Texas visiting various universities and other musical institutions. In Summer 2017, this collaboration of new works will culminate in a recording project, an untitled debut album by BlueSHIFT Percussion.

Repertoire List
Workers Union, Louis Andriessen
Tribus Coloribus, Anders Åstrand
False Summit, Christopher Butler
Nola-Bela–Sowega, James M. David
Double Music, John Cage / Lou Harrison
Fractalia, Owen Clayton Condon
Udacrep Akubrad, Avner Dorman
Haikústicos, Enrique Guimerá
Threads, Paul Lansky
Gravity, Marc Mellits
Fratres, Arvo Part
Selva Luminosa, Francisco Perez
Kyoto, John Psathas
Drumming: Part One, Steve Reich
Mallet Quartet, Steve Reich
Music for Pieces of Wood, Steve Reich
Trying, David Skidmore
Arabesco Infinito, Alejandro Viñao


Nightly at 7:30 pm
March 20
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Cost: FREE and Open to the Public

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1400 Remingon St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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