NEXEduet, the percussion group of Sisco Aparici
and Jordi Francés
, has picked Jesús Torres
as composer in residence for its 3rd PERCUSSION ACADEMY
. The course, being held this 5-8 December in Banyeres de Mariola (Alicante), also has guest tutors Christian Dierstein
, for Germany, and Daniel Berg
, from Sweden.
Percussion occupies a special place in contemporary music, and there now exists a real repertoire for the range of instruments it includes. The works of Jesús Torres are extraordinarily powerful and expressive, as well as being representative of his language, which makes them particularly interesting. The pieces that will be performed at the Academy concerts include Proteus
(for solo multi-percussion), Tiento
(for marimba and vibraphone), and Dánae
(for six percussionists). On 7 December, the students on the course will put on a concert dedicated to the works of Jesús Torres.