PTA Artist: Bonnie Whiting
Bonnie Whiting performs and commissions new experimental music for percussion, seeking out projects involving non-traditional notation, interdisciplinary performance, improvisation, and the speaking percussionist. She collaborates with some of the country’s leading new music groups, including the International Contemporary Ensemble and Ensemble Dal Niente and she teaches percussion at DePauw University. Her debut album of John Cage’s music for speaking percussionist will be released in June on Mode Records. Bonnie has performed with Allen Otte at The Stone in New York, the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington DC, in New Zealand, the Herbert Brun House in Illinois, the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, and at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest.
Title of the pieces:
“Toucher” (1973), Composed by Vinko Globokar (b. 1934)
“Exercise No. 4 for Hands Right, Left and Deserted Mouth” (1984), Composed by Susan Parenti (b. 1950)
Description of the piece: Percussionist Bonnie Whiting will perform two solo compositions.