Friday, November 17th 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Terry Longshore is a percussionist whose genre-crossing work exhibits the artistry of the concert stage, the spontaneity of jazz, and the energy of a rock club. Based in Ashland, Oregon, he maintains an energetic career as a performer, composer, and educator. Blue Sky Music writes, “Longshore’s understated virtuosity is percussion poetry at its best.”
Program notes from the artist:
balance | flow is a solo intermedia percussion performance of music by a diverse body of composers integrating live performance with digital audio, video, and integrated lighting. The music and visuals are immersive and inspirational and draw from my own works, new commissions, and established works in my repertoire.
balance and flow are both important words to me in all aspects of my life.
balance reflects my deep commitment to balance in my life – striving to maintain optimal harmony between family, work, play, etc. It’s a constant work in progress, and one that I’m always learning from. In my professional work I also endeavor to achieve this balance – in commissioning, collaborating with, and programming composers of diverse backgrounds and voices; in instrumental choices and timbres; and between solo and ensemble work. Although this is a “solo” performance, to me it truly feels like the collaborative experience it has been, working with composers and other creative artists.
flow has also been an important part of my process and presentation. I care deeply about the sensory experience of a performance, and how every element flows together. I want the audience to breathe with me and feel like they are immersed in the aural and visual experience.