Creating a Percussionist's Songbook with Joby Burgess

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 12 March 2024, 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    Sally Baldwin Room D/003, Sally Baldwin Buildings, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission

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“Percussionist extraordinaire Joby Burgess” discusses the commissioning, recording and premiering of his latest album A Percussionist’s Songbook - a collection ‘songs without words’ from John Metcalfe, Tunde Jegede, Dario Marianelli, Yazz Ahmed, Graham Fitkin, Dobrinka Tabakova and Gabriel Prokofiev.#

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Joby Burgess

One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby is equally at home performing with Peter Gabriel at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Who at Wembley Stadium as reimagining Blade Runner at Sydney Opera House and Ibiza Classics at the Royal Albert Hall.

Known for his virtuosic performances, Joby’s solo projects Powerplant and Pioneers of Percussion have taken him from Berghain, Berlin to SESC Pompéia, São Paulo. Recent releases for Signum include Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Concerto for Bass Drum’, Eric Whitacre’s ‘Marimba Quartets’ and BBC Radio 3’s Album of the Week ‘A Percussionist’s Songbook’.

Often found at London’s Abbey Road and Air Studios, Joby’s playing can be heard on major film and TV scores, notably leading the percussion sections on the Black Panther and Ant-man franchises, Spirited, The Harder They Fall, Rocketman, Ad Astra, The Darkest Hour, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Doctor Who.