World Premiere — solo percussion blurs the line between electronic and acoustic sounds.

In this presentation of solo works, Michael Skillern aims to draw the listener’s ear with an eclectic mix of acoustic, percussion, and fixed media, and works that fuse percussion with live electronics. He paints an immersive soundscape of varied sonic experiences all made with "2 hands." The "shell" in the title pays homage to Skillern’s vintage 1970s Ludwig snare drum, straight from the United States of America. Away from the drum set, a snare drum has a rainbow of sonic capabilities that often leaves listeners wondering and questioning what they just heard. How can a drum make such a sound? In a space where sight doesn’t match the sound, new sonic possibilities are brought to life.

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