Akros is a gathering of percussionists dedicated to the aesthetic sensibilities of new and experimental percussion music. Founded in 2006, the collective has collaborated with such luminaries as Julio Estrada, John Luther Adams, Matthias Kaul, and Stuart Saunders Smith, presenting works by these composers in such unexpected sites as a former ice and coal complex, a meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and numerous independent gallery spaces. In addition to residencies at the Akron Art Museum and concertizing throughout northeast Ohio, the group has given feature performances at the Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg, Germany), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), the INTAR Theatre (NYC), the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, the Hartt School of Music, Kent State University’s New Music Series,and has made several appearances at the annal Percussive Arts Society International Conference.
This performance is supported by Doctors in Recital.
This series in funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission.