COMPOSER ELLIOT COLE, PERCUSSIONIST PETER FERRY BRING FRESH SOUNDS AND ROCK MUSIC ENERGY TO UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Featuring a new concerto for Ferry and film, The Future is Bright by Elliot Cole
"the ingenious percussionist Peter Ferry," (Chicago Sun-Times)
Elliot Cole, "charismatic contemporary bard" (New York Times)
“This immersive portrait of Elliot’s compositions is an exciting opportunity for us to draw listeners into his wholly original and imaginative sound world,” says percussion soloist Peter Ferry. “Particularly in this new work, The Future is Bright, beautiful abstract film by Jodie Mack creates a deeper emotional space around the sounds the audience is hearing.”
Cole will also be featured singing in his Hanuman’s Leap, a dramatically percussive retelling of the 2,500 year-old Indian “Hanuman” myth. True to the program’s eclectic nature, this work draws on epic song, hip hop and reggae, throat singing, choral and experimental music to create something both ancient and new.
Composer Elliot Cole is known for embracing unconventional instruments in his works. Among those featured are: a varied array of flowerpots, used car brake drums, an amplified table, home-cut metal conduit piping, and static from an AM/FM radio.
The free concert will take place at 7:30pm on Monday, April 2nd at The University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Main Stage.