Video Premiere: Lost Takeno by Minihi

Between them, percussionists and composers Zands & Louise Anna Duggan have worked with artists and ensembles ranging from the Royal Philharmonic to Lady Gaga as well as recording on Thom Yorke’s Grammy nominated album ‘Anima’ with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Separately, Louise is the percussionist for Agnes Obel and Zands performs with Melt Yourself Down.…

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Sound Impression: Branches by Square Peg Round Hole

Square Peg Round Hole is a percussion-driven instrumental trio based out of Philadelphia, PA. Members Evan Chapman, Sean M. Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez all met while studying at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and formed the project around the inventive use of drum kits, vibraphone, samples, found objects, synths, and vintage analog keyboards to…

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Duologue: A conversation with Tess Said So

One piano player. One percussionist… As classically trained musicians, Rasa Daukus (piano/keyboards) and Will Larsen (percussion/drums/electronics) began working together as music undergraduates playing a repertoire based on 20th century piano and percussion. Tess Said So combine piano, percussion and electronics with non-classical sounds and techniques, infusing their sound with pop, jazz, ambience and minimalism. With I Did…

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Square Peg round Hole – Juniper [Spartan Records]

I first encountered Evan Chapman several years ago thanks to a series of YouTube videos he posted of unlikely, but brilliant percussion only covers of songs such as “Your Hand in Mine” by Explosions in the Sky and “Holocene” by Bon Iver.  He later joined up with fellow Indiana University music students Sean M. Gill, and Carlos…

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