Guest Performers on Percussion Ensemble Concert Include Honors College Alumna

Posted on 9/7/2015 3:10:08 PM

Mika GodboleMobius Percussion, including founding member and IUP alumna Mika Godbole, will share a concert with the IUP Percussion Ensemble on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in Gorell Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m.

Godbole graduated from IUP in 2002 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Percussion Performance) and a minor in philosophy. She was also a very active student in the Cook Honors College. Since graduation, she has completed a Master of Music from Rowan University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University.

She will also serve as a guest speaker to the Cook Honors College in the Great Hall of Whitmyre at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17. Admission to both events is free.

Mobius Percussion seeks to fuse their interest in fresh sounds with their commitment to high-quality performance and the promotion of new works by emerging composers. The group is composed of David Degge, Godbole, Yumi Tamashiro, and Frank Tyl, who formed the ensemble after working together at the first annual So Percussion Summer Institute in Princeton, N.J. Based in New York City, the ensemble made their debut at downtown multimedia art cabaret (Le) Poisson Rouge, performing alongside other notable artists that include So Percussion, Nexus, Meehan/Perkins Duo, and Mantra Percussion. Since then they have performed at many venues, including the Firehouse Space, the Cell, Good Child Music Studios, Princeton Sound Kitchen, and Andrea Clearfield’s Salon.

To date, Mobius has produced four music video projects featuring the works of living composers. Their most recent projects include a collaboration with dancers for a video recording of selections from Elliot Cole’s Postludes as well as a theatrical performance video of Wally Gunn’s Vicious Children. Other commissions include new works by composers Jason Trueting, Jacob Cooper, Wally Gunn, and Andrea Mazzariello.

In addition to their regular performance schedule, Mobius has given concerts and masterclasses at numerous universities, including the Curtis Institute of Music, York College of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and Rowan University as well as participating in educational outreach programs such as the MAP program at Juilliard and others.

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