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Open Arts 18 D'Arcy P. Gray solo percussion

D'Arcy Philip Gray solo percussion

Harry Freedman             "Bones" (1989) for solo marimba
Jérôme Blais                 "Plugged 1.4" (2003) for solo amplified Tombak
Isabelle Panneton         "Les Petites Reprises" (1992)  for solo marimba
Anthony Genge             "The Hypnotist" (2012) for solo marimba
Jackson Fairfax-Perry     "Hipper than Thou" (2013) for solo percussion

Canadian percussionist D'Arcy Philip Gray exploits his versatility to find himself in a great variety of performing situations.  In the past ten years, Gray has premiered well over 100 new works, mostly solo or chamber music by Canadian composers.  In addition, he participated in installations of Rainforest IV and the Collage Juke-Box project, both of which have been presented worldwide.  He has also given dozens of clinics on three continents on a variety of subjects.

As of summer 2008, Gray has made Halifax, Nova Scotia his new home after 23 years in Montreal.  He has been appointed Percussion Instructor at Dalhousie University. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and McGill University.  He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Getty Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities.  He is a clinician for Yamaha Canada and Sabian.  In his spare time he is a dedicated member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, an avid sailor, and a certified SCUBA diver.

Earlier Event: May 25
Open Arts 17 Malcolm Goldstein
Later Event: October 17
Open Arts 19 Miller+Miller