Madison percussion group, including UW-Green Bay alum, to perform Friday
A UW-Madison percussion ensemble will bring a rarely played work to UW-Green Bay Friday as part of a Friday (Feb. 3) guest concert in Theatre Hall. The UW-Madison Graduate Percussion group will play “Pleiades,” by Iannis Xenakis, a composition that requires performers to make some of the instruments used. It includes six pairs of sixxen, a type of metallophone with specialized tuning requirements. Each set of sixxen are different, built within Xenakis’ guidelines, and Graduate Percussion Group members — including UW-Green Bay alumnus Brett Walter, ‘09 — devoted much of summer 2011 to making them. You can check out the unusual instruments, along with the rest of the group’s performance, during its 7:30 p.m. show Friday. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information.