Over the next week, Sandbox Percussion, composer Andy Akiho, and engineer Sean Dixon will be in residency at PS21 for the recording of Akiho’s 75-minute work Seven Pillars for a commercial release in 2021.

The work, which was supposed to premiere in April at the Mondavi Center in California but was canceled due to COVID-19, consists of seven ensemble movements and one solo for each member of Sandbox. The piece is designed such that each movement flows continuously into the next without pause.

Sunday at 2 pm, our Executive Director Elena Siyanko will introduce Sandbox Percussion in a Zoom event, where the musicians will take you behind the scenes of their recording and post-production process, play some unreleased excerpts from their sessions, and give a sneak peek into the multi-year process of commissioning, composing, learning, and finally recording this huge work. Brain Olewnick, Kinderhook-based new music writer and visual artist will join us as a special guest.

After registering, you will be sent a Zoom link before the event.

Venue Details
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 New York 66, Chatham, New York, 12037, United States
PS21 has two unique venues in one stunning building on a bucolic setting just one mile outside the village of Chatham. It provides both a traditional stage with open air seating protected by a sweeping pavilion roof, and an enclosed black box theater. Equipped with state of the art theatrical equipment, PS21 is able to accommodate a wide range of works from some of the most brilliant artists in dance, theater and music.