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Xantolo (Open Rehearsal)


Xantolo (Open Rehearsal)

  • Date: Sunday, 25 October 2009, 1pm
  • Venue: Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts — 26 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online or by phone on (03) 95344008

Event Details

Free open rehearsal: bookings essential on (03) 9534008.

A new work for solo percussion inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. The work has been created by Aphids artist Rosemary Joy and Mexican percussionist Evaristo Aguilar following visits to the villages of Tancoco, Tamalin and Tantayuca in the Huastecan area of Mexico. Xantolo means 'Day of the Dead' in the Haustecan language and will be performed to an audience of 20 people at a time. Rosemary Joy's sculptural miniature percussion instruments have been performed in Australia, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Switzerland by some of the world's leading percussionists.

Percussionist Evaristo Aguilar lives in the Huastecan region in North East Mexico. He regularly works with international contemporary artists and composers to create new work inspired by Huastecan culture.

Instrument Artist: Rosemary Joy, performer: Evaristo Aguilar (Mexico), instrument construction: Adam Stewart and Rosemary Joy

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 95344008 or by email to info@aphids.net

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