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Percurama Percussion Ensemble  

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This Danish Percussion ensemble was founded by Gert Mortensen, international percussion soloist since 1982 and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Percurama first attracted attention when in 2002 they devoted an all-night concert to the percussion music of Per Nørgård. That same year Percurama joined with ARS NOVA Copenhagen and Paul Hillier in presenting a unique version of John Cage’s huge “Song Books” in the famous Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde, creating a musicircus for voices, percussion, electronics and actors. The collaboration continued in 2003 with a concert series entitled “Minimal America”. Percurama has collaborated with ensembles in Bali and Cuba and performed on tour in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

 

Live Dates

25/06/2015   WQXR (New York)

Terry Riley: In C
"As an idea, the piece is free, boundless, big-and-small, and it still manages to be nothing but itself"
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10/11/2010   Musicweb International

Per Nørgård: A Light Hour
"Exemplary playing and sonics (...) I daresay you’ll be coming back for more"
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01/09/2010   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: A Light Hour
"If you enjoy long, slow-to-unfold minimalist pieces like Riley's In C or Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, you will enjoy this"
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01/07/2010   Fanfare

Per Nørgård: A Light Hour
"...enjoying the remarkable virtuosity - and endurance - of the ensemble (...) that is a remarkable experience"
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07/05/2010   Klassisk

Per Nørgård: A Light Hour
5/6 Hjerter

"Overalt indfinder Nørgårds adelsmærke sig - de omskiftelige tilstande, der i ét væk bølger én i møde og nogle gange ender med at vælte én omkuld. Oven i hatten er der som altid en kompleksitet at betages af og vende tilbage til. Mange gange."
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01/05/2010   Klassik.com

Per Nørgård: A Light Hour
5/5 Stars

"Nørgård und das Percurama-Ensemble demonstrieren mit A Light Hour zweierlei: Den überragenden Rang des Komponisten als (Er-)Finder neuer Klänge und die keineswegs schon voll ausgeschöpften Möglichkeiten der Perkussions-Musik. Man höre und staune."
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01/04/2010   www.allmusic.com

Per Nørgård: A Light Hour
5/5 Stars

It's friendly, inviting, and fun. The sound is nicely spacious and ambient.
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Discography

A Light Hour
A Light Hour
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226100 (2010)

A world wide percussion journey brilliantly realized by Gert Mortensen and his ensemble Percurama

In C
In C
Terry Riley

CD 8.226049 (2006)

The new “Copenhagen version” of the greatest masterpiece of minimalism


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