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Birmingham Art Music Alliance Presents Iron Giant Percussion


Percussion Powerhouse Performs Music by Local Composer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) presents Iron Giant Percussion in a concert of music by regional composers.

Iron Giant Percussion

Birmingham Art Music Alliance presents
Iron Giant Percussion
Thursday April 28, 7:30 pm

Hoover Library Theatre
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL 35216

Free Admission

The concert will include music by Drew Pendergrass, Tom Reiner, Mark Lackey, Jody Landers, Monroe Golden and works by Iron Giant Percussion. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of BAMA, the group will revive Holland Hopson’s Quartet 60x88x120x208 for 4 metronomes. This piece was premiered during the first season of BAMA’s activity.

Iron Giant Percussion, or abbreviated in the most confusing manner possible, FeGP, is a contemporary ensemble based in Birmingham, consisting of Sam Herman, Brett Huffman, Seth Noble, and Justin Wallace. Established in 2011 to perform a collaborative piece with Sanspointe Dance Company, they subsequently presented four ambitious concerts in Alys Stephens Center’s Sirote Theater – each featuring some of the most influential and challenging percussion music from the 20th and 21st centuries. The group won the 2013 Clefworks Festival competition in Montgomery, where they performed with internationally acclaimed So Percussion group for the premiere of Jason Treuting and Josh Quillen’s Montgomery Double Music. FeGP’s acclaimed concert for the Birmingham Art Music Alliance’s 2012-2013 season featured an evening of world-premiere works by local and international composers.  In addition to formal concerts, Iron Giant regularly participates in community and outreach programs through organizations such as BAMA, The Dance Foundation, Alabama Public Library Service, and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Scrollworks.  With each performance, Iron Giant aims to bring an answer to the most common question regarding percussion music:  “Is that actually a thing?”  That answer is a resounding, unequivocal “Yes it is!”

The Birmingham Art Music Alliance mission is to promote music by Alabama composers and present concerts of recently created art music to communities in Birmingham and beyond. Members include local composers, professional performers, students, and enthusiasts who wish to preserve and maintain the long tradition of music as a living art form.

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