Action 21



About the composition

Bruce Hamilton constructed this piece from short videos of percussionists playing a phrase he provided, using instruments and environments of their choice.

"It's lo-fi and a bit humorous," says Hamilton of the work. "The performers are folks I've enjoyed professional relationships with over a few decades."

Instruments include traditional percussion instruments as well as whimsical items like glass bottles, rubber ducks, a bathtub, and a toy truck.

The performers

  • Tim Adams (Athens, USA)
  • Jože Bogolin (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Max Gaertner (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Chris Graham (New York City, USA)
  • Luc Hemmer (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  • Simon Klavžar (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Rebecca Kite (Madison, USA)
  • Bob LedBetter (Missoula, USA)
  • Britton Matthews (Brooklyn, USA)
  • Kendra McLean (Federal Way, USA)
  • Memmi Ochi (Yokohama, Japan)
  • Nicholas Papador (Windsor, Canada)
  • Dan Piccolo (Bowling Green, USA)
  • David Reeves (Seattle, USA)
  • Mike Ramsey (New York City, USA)
  • Ken Riehman (Washington DC, USA)
  • Patrick Roulet (Bellingham, USA)
  • Peter Saleh (Jersey City, USA)
  • Melanie Sehman (Bellingham, USA)
  • Steven Sehman (Bellingham, USA)
  • Wesley Stephens (Nairobi, Kenya)