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Tambuco Percussion Ensemble Mexico City


Works for four percussionists

José Luis Castillo Estudio Geométrico 1
Leopoldo Novoa ¿Sábe cómo e'? (1997)
Raúl Tudón Cuarteto No. 2 (1994)
Francisco Guerrero Acte préalable (1977/1978)
Javier Alvarez Metro Chabacano (1991 rev. 2005)
Juan Felipe Waller Teguala (2002)

Ricardo Gallardo / Alfredo Bringas /
Miguel González / Raúl Tudón, percussion

With the support of durch México en Escena – FONCA and Réseau Varèse – European Network for the Creation and Promotion of New Music as part of the culture programme 2000 of the EU.


Jon Rose & Hollis Taylor
Great Fences of Australia (2002–2004) DE

Jon Rose / Erkki Veltheim, Performance

“Tambuco” is Mexico’s most renowned percussion group and among the best and most innovative worldwide. Its musicians defy any stylistic categorization, the repertoire ranges from structuralist percussion to ethnic drums and avantgardistic sound interpretations. They are perfect, experienced, highly original and electrifying. Their traditional instruments are extended into anything “imaginable” and “unimaginable” − the foot of their musical stands, their finger nails, or their tongues. In its programme the quartet presents pieces that are technically and musically highly demanding and convey the fundamental aspects of contemporary compositions for percussion instruments in Mexico.