Caballito Negro + Portland Percussion Group: “Hammers, Sticks, Wind & Stones” @ Concerts at First, Eugene OR

Flute and percussion duo, Caballito Negro, alongside Portland Percussion Group, perform The Stone Tapestry, Jeff Herriott’s epic, shape-shifting work for flute and percussion soloists with percussion quartet. The Stone Tapestry weaves together myths about origins, life cycles, and the significance of change. Composed for flute and percussion soloists, plus percussion quartet, and employing a myriad of flutes, percussion, electronics, and video, the piece traces the path of just a few stones, from discovery to disappearance, in a ritualistic performance.

The concert also features a cheery work for  flute and percussion quartet, Hammers, by Allison Loggins-Hull, inspired by the sounds of industrial construction in New York City, where the composer lives. A new marimba and vibraphone duo (as yet unnamed) by Juri Seo rounds out the program.