Vanessa Porter, Schlagwerk

Rising Stars

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Vanessa Porter
Vanessa Porter © Oliver Look

Rhythm is it!

Whether classical drum set or gong, vocal experiments or vibraphone: the percussionist Vanessa Porter creates hypnotic soundscapes somewhere between delicate beauty and eruptive violence in her music. This season she performs at the Elbphilharmonie as part of the »ECHO Rising Stars« series – as a soloist as well as together with her sister and duet partner Jessica.

With works from the 20th and 21st centuries, Vanessa Porter demonstrates both her own immense versatility and the incredible breadth of the percussion repertoire of recent decades. Spanning the Japanese-inspired sounds of Yoshihisa Taira, the multi-faceted minimalism of Steve Reich and the tonal experimentation of Vinko Globokar, the percussionist has put together a programme that remains captivating from beginning to end. Of course, Emil Kuyumcuyan’s »Shapes« and »The Messenger« by the Greek composer Georges Aperghis are also on the programme. Both works were written especially for Vanessa Porter and the festival.


Vanessa Porter percussion

Jessica Porter percussion


Thierry De Mey
Silence Must Be for Body and Sound

Yoshihisa Taïra
Dimorphie für Schlagzeug Duo

Georges Aperghis
The Messenger für Zarb und Stimme / Kompositionsauftrag von Kölner Philharmonie (KölnMusik), Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)

Steve Reich
Music for Pieces of Wood für Schlagzeug Duo

Vincent Houdijk
Mapa for Solo Vibraphone

– Interval –

Emil Kuyumcuyan
Shapes für Vibrafon

Michio Kitazume
Side by Side für Schlagzeug

Robert Lloyd
BooBam Music for Pipes

Robert Marino
Eight on 3 and Nine on 2 für Schlagzeug Duo

Vinko Globokar

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

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Rising Stars


Young Artists

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Nominated by Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Kölner Philharmonie
In cooperation with ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation
With support by M.M.Warburg & CO

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