ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Timothy Adams Jr. is Professor and Chair of the Percussion Department at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Athens, GA. Known as a dynamic timpanist, recording artist, educator, and composer, he has performed both as a soloist and orchestra member throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, China, and Malaysia. His film soundtrack credits include “The Caveman’s Valentine” featuring Samuel L. Jackson and “Miracle at St. Anna”, a film directed by Spike Lee. Adams is a prolific composer, having written solo, and chamber works for percussion published under Mostly Marimba Publications. His timpani etude book, entitled, “75 Etudes for the Accomplished Timpanist” is self-published under his own Demery Bennett Music.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE PIECE: Timothy Adams, Jr. and Nate Lee
Art in its purest form is a reflection of culture. As musical artists, we have a responsibility to create music that raises awareness, starts dialogue, and helps individuals navigate through the issues our society is facing. Immigration is one especially close to our hearts. The movement and migration of individuals and groups is not new. The whole modern world owes its structure to the effects of these movements and the blending of cultures. We live in a country of immigrants; most can trace their ancestry back to other continents. Now and since the beginning, people have sought better lives for themselves and their families through immigration to foreign lands. Their motivations are strong as are those of the people in power who may choose to help or hinder them. We present a new work for percussion duo: a musical exploration of these many facets. This improvisatory work will feature acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instruments.