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ANNOUNCING the first annual austin percussion festival

On May 10 we will be hosting the first annual Austin Percussion Festival! This concert will celebrate the diversity of percussion music in our city by bringing together student, community, and professional ensembles for an evening of exciting performances. In addition to a showcase performance on May 10, this program will provide workshops for young percussion students, and give them valuable experience collaborating and performing alongside professional musicians. The event is completely FREE, and will feature brand new collaborations between local students and The Kraken Quartet.


upcoming SHOWS

April 13 // The Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Palette Cafe Stage, 11:45am

April 26 // Austin, TX

Barracuda, 8pm

with Hikes, Dezorah, Blood

May 10 // Austin Percussion Festival

Imagine Art, 7pm

featuring Austin Samba, UT Austin Percussion Ensemble, Round Rock HS Percussion Ensemble, East Austin College Prep Bucket Band


June 3 // Austin, TX -TIX-

June 4 // Dallas, TX -TIX-

June 6 // Phoenix, AZ -TIX-

June 7 // San Diego, CA -TIX-

June 8 // Los Angeles, CA -TIX-

June 9 // San Francisco, CA -TIX-

June 11 // Portland, OR -TIX-

June 12 // Vancouver, BC -TIX-

June 13 // Seattle, WA -TIX-


The Kraken Quartet performs on Audiotree Live, December 16, 2016.


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A massive force of percussion and electronics, The Kraken Quartet is a genre-crossing group known for its highly energetic and engaging performances. Since their formation in 2012, the Austin-based band has been heralded for merging elements of minimalism, math-rock, indie, post-rock, electronica, and the avant-garde. Embracing this diverse sound, the group has shared the stage with a wide range of artists including So Percussion, Dirty Projectors, TTNG, Sandbox Percussion, Tim Feeney, Matthew Duvall, El Ten Eleven, and Elliot Cole. Maintaining an active touring calendar, The Kraken Quartet has performed over 100 concerts across the US and Canada, and has been featured on festivals and broadcasts including South by Southwest, Audiotree Live, Fast Forward Austin, SoFar Sounds, Austin Instrumental Music Festival, WNYC, KUTX, and more. The group has presented masterclasses at CalArts, UT Austin, Ithaca College, and more. Their debut full-length album, Separate | Migrate, is available now.

The Kraken Quartet is Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger, and Sean Harvey. The group proudly uses Pearl/Adams musical instruments, Evans drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Grover Pro Percussion products, and K&K Sound systems.



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