Mobius Percussion is an ensemble of young musicians that bring a visual and theatrical edge to their performances. By working with a wide range of collaborators including videographers, dancers, fashion designers, thespians, and like-minded composers, they are breaking down the traditions of classical music performance in favor of an immersive concert experience. The Brooklyn-based quartet (comprised of David Degge, Mika Godbole, Yumi Tamashiro, and Frank Tyl) performs frequently throughout the tristate area at venues such as (le) Poisson Rouge, Baby’s All Right, Shapeshifter Lounge, and the Princeton Sound Kitchen and have been guest artists on Vicky Chow’s Contagious Sounds Series, Andrea Clearfield’s Salon Series, The Firehouse New Music Series, and So Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound.
To date, Mobius has produced four music video projects featuring the works of emerging composers. Their most recent project was the
result of a collaboration with videographer Evan Chapman and dancers Myssi Robinson and Kyle Marshall on a series of four live performance videos featuring selections from Elliot Cole’s Postludes for bowed vibraphone. In the next year, the ensemble will begin working on a music video for Jason Treuting’s Paper Melodies (My Music Box Music), a 30-minute work that was commissioned by Mobius and received its premiere performance in January, 2015.
In the fall of 2014, Mobius collaborated with the critically acclaimed Pig Iron Theatre Company in a week long workshop at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Through improvisation and the guidance of artistic director Dan Rothenburg and composer Troy Herion, Mobius worked with movers and vocalists in developing a new theatrical production on the topics of climate change and the tension between the youth and the elderly in
In addition to their regular performance schedule, Mobius has given masterclasses and concerts at numerous universities throughout the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, Rutgers University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and the University of Southern California. They have also worked with education programs such as the American Composers Orchestra Music Factory Youth Education Program, the Juilliard Music Advancement Program, and the Millhill Child & Family Development Center.
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