January 2021

Myotis V – work in progress with Anthony Laguerre

As part of his Myotis project initiated in 2017, Anthony Laguerre is continuing his research work on amplified drums. The challenge: how to set inaudible sounds to music by amplifying them with microphones? After drawing on rock energy and then on pianissimo nuances in solo, he composes and performs alongside the Percussions de Strasbourg in order to explore the whole sound palette contained in this music. Rehearsals in progress, on tour starting from May.

2022 Iannis Xenakis’ centenary

In 2022, we will celebrate both the centenary of the composer Iannis Xenakis and the sixtieth birthday of the Percussions de Strasbourg. We are very proud to have collaborated so closely with this composer who dedicated to us the works Persephassa (1969) and Pléiades (1979), which have become a must in the field of percussion.
These two flagship pieces will be the subject of a new recording to be released in 2022 and of a series of concerts, about which we will keep you regularly informed.
It will start with Kore / Persephassa at the Maerzmusik Berlin festival on 27 and 28 March 2020.

No Bad Vibes at Soissons Livestream / RAINS at MCJP cancelled

Following government decisions, the trio No Bad Vibes‘ concert scheduled at the Cité de la Musique et de la Danse in Soissons on January the 30th will be broadcasted livestream on “Concerts de poche” Youtube channel.
The RAINS show scheduled on January the 23th at the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris will unfortunately not be able to take place. We hope to be able to postpone it very soon.

Congrats to Minh-Tâm Nguyen!

© Claudia Hansen

Our artistic director, Minh-Tâm Nguyen, has been appointed Professor and head of the percussion class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Lyon.

TIMELESSNESS on Arte Concert

Timelessness, Thierry de Mey’s transdisciplinary show for eight percussionists is available on Arte Concert.
Premiered in 2019 at the Festival Musica, Timelessness is a true “artistic and political manifesto”, in the words of the composer. This show is woven of gestures as well as sounds: in counterpoint to instrumental pieces, Table Music, Silent Must be, Floor Patterns, or Hands, choreographed by Wim Vandekeybus, make the musician’s body the eloquent instrument of a silent music.
In partnership with the City of Strasbourg

The family is expanding

© Henri Vogt

The ensemble welcomes new musicians ! 5 new percussionists joined the Percussions de Strasbourg at the end of this year, on the occasion of the French creation of 100 Cymbals by Ryoji Ikeda. Their arrival will allow us to carry on the many projects for the years to come. You can find the whole artistic team here.