Lê Quan Ninh’s Blocs in Houston, April 29

Source: Nameless Sound.

Lê Quan Ninh’s Blocs d’incidence

performed by
Lê Quan Ninh
and The Nameless Sound Ensemble

Lê Quan Ninh – percussion
Anthony Almendarez – trumpet, electronics
Aaron Bielish – viola
David Dove – trombone
Sonia Flores – double bass, voice
Emmanuel Guajardo – electric bass
Ryan Hollaway – electronics
Justin Jones – voice, synthesizer
Danny Kamins – saxophones
John Alan Kennedy – percussion
Gabriel Martinez – percussion
Ernesto Montiel – objects on guitar
Rebecca Novak – cornet, objects
Seth Paynter – saxophones
Aga Zet – synthesizer

April 29th, 2022
MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

Since the 1980’s, French percussionist Lê Quan Ninh has been developing a singular improvisational approach, exploring the resonant qualities of the bass drum as an amplifier and surface for friction, material textures, and rhythms produced when objects encounter each other. Ninh was at the forefront of a new language for percussionists in improvised music, one in which a visual transparency focused attention on the relationship between objects and their sounds. Ninh’s language set the foundation for how many improvisational percussionist work to this day.