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Event Archive - Adrian Glynn, Fringe Percussion, Hannah Epperson

Sat. September 13th 2014 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
$10 students, $15 advance, $20 door
Adrian Glynn and Fringe Percussion w/ special guest Hannah Epperson

What happens when a guitar feedback loop is replaced
with a water-dipped gong? What if a drum kit was replaced by firebells, rusty
bread pans and a timpani drum or a harmony line by a handsaw? These are some of
the questions innovative singer-songwriter Adrian Glynn and Vancouver’s premiere
new music percussion ensemble, Fringe Percussion, will answer in their first live
performance together at St James Hall on September 13th.

In a Vancouver recording studio in 2011, the members of Fringe Percussion laid
down intentionally rough-hewn bed tracks for Glynn's album Bruise. Apart from
resulting in a sublime, critically acclaimed album, this session also planted a
seed in the minds of both parties about possible further collaboration. Since
that time, Glynn and Fringe have worked together to develop a more refined fusion
of their sounds, with Fringe now taking on the role of the full band, using their
full arsenal of percussion instruments to supply bass lines, harmonies, and
countermelodies, in addition to the rhythmic drive and exotic sound-world first
explored in the Bruise session.

September 13th will mark the first public performance of this collaboration. The
show promises to be a theatrical experimentation in sound and performance style,
using various facets of the intimate space at St James Hall in Kitsilano.

“This is an exciting meeting of musical worlds”, says Fringe leader Danny Tones.
“Fusing the Western musical tradition work that we do with Adrian’s lyrical
songwriting style is a type of collaboration we’ve never seen before, so we
jumped at the idea to create a new sound in this way”.

The show will feature collaborative works both artists have been working on over
the past year and a half, as well as performance pieces from Fringe Percussion’s
catalogue (including the likes of John Cage and Steve Reich) and newer songs of
Glynn’s. Rounding out the ensemble (and performing some work of her own) will be
rising indie superstar, loop-violin player Hannah Epperson, certainly no stranger
to innovation herself.

“It’s a songwriter’s dream to get to hear your songs come alive in a way you’d
never even considered before”, says Glynn, who is also one of the leaders of
modern folk group, The Fugitives. “And sharing a stage with the sort of
musicianship Fringe and Hannah employ- that’s like a hallucination. I can’t even
believe it’s happening”.


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