Make Music Winter: December 21, 2012

Amy Garapic & Matt Evans Village in Volume: Percussion Double Music

Inspired by the collaborations of John Cage and Lou Harrison, So Percussion’s Jason Treuting and Josh Quillen will create a new piece for a chorus of pitched copper pipes in the streets of Greenwich Village. Led by percussionists Amy Garapic and Matt Evans, each participant will receive a length of pipe along with simple instructions for how and when to play it, and how to interact with the NYC percussionists who will join the proceedings at spots along the way.

In order to fully participate, please download one of the following 3 tracks, and bring it with you on an mp3 player (such as an iPod or your phone), along with a pair of earbuds. Download the track that corresponds to your birthday month. Right-click the link to download the mp3. Do not listen to the track in advance.

If you were born in January, February, March, or April, download this track.
If you were born in May, June, July, or August, download this track.
If you were born in September, October, November, or December, download this track.

Video from last year’s Village in Volume:

North plaza of Union Square (in front of Lincoln statue), 7pm

Abingdon Square, Hudson St. & Bleecker, 7:30pm

How to Join
Download one track from the Village in Volume page, and bring it with you on an mp3 player, with earbuds. Everything else will be provided on-site.

Percussionist Amy Garapic is an energetic performer of chamber and solo works, an artistic director and administrator of large scale percussion events, and a passionate educator of the arts. She currently serves as percussionist with Contemporaneous, is  a founding member of the Percussion Trio TIGUE, and performed recently at Bring To Light: Nuit Blanche New York. Amy has performed alongside such musicians as Michael Burritt, Willie Wynant, Doug Perkins, Nebojsa Zivikovic, and Steven Schick as well as with groups NEXUS, So Percussion, and the Da Capo Chamber Players, and has worked with composers Steve Reich, Jennifer Higdon, Gunther Schuller, Dan Deacon, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and Juan Trigos. She serves as Operations Coordinator for both the So Percussion Summer Institute and the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, alongside Doug Perkins. Since graduating from The Eastman School of Music where she earned the prestigious Performer's Certificate, Amy is now So Percussion's first ever Percussion Teaching Fellow at the Bard College Conservatory. Her primary teachers include Michael Burritt, Susan Powell, Chip Ross, Bill Cahn, and So Percussion.

amy garapic

With an equal interest in contemporary classical, indie, and experimental music, percussionist/composer Matt Evans offers a versatile palette of performance styles and musical thoughts. Currently based in Rochester, New York attending the Eastman School of Music, he spent a number of years performing and living in Columbus, Ohio while attending the Ohio State University. He was a founding member of the Ohio State University “New Music Collective” and of his own “Overground Percussion.” His principal teachers include Michael Burritt, Susan Powell, and Joe Krygier. He has also worked closely with members of Nexus and So Percussion.


Jason Treuting has performed and recorded in venues as diverse as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Walker Art Center, the Knitting Factory, the Andy Warhol Museum, Zankel Hall, Lincoln Center, DOM (Moscow) and Le National (Montreal). As a member of So Percussion, he has collaborated with artists and composers including Steve Reich, David Lang, John Zorn, Dan Trueman, tabla master Zakir Hussain, the electronic music duo Matmos and choreographer Eliot Feld. Jason also composes music. His many compositions for So Percussion include So's third album Amid the Noise, and contributions to Imaginary City, an evening length work that appeared on the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2009 Next Wave Festival. Recent commissions for other ensembles have included Oblique Music for 4 plus (blank), a concerto for So Percussion and string orchestra for the League of Composers Orchestra; Circus of One, music for a video installation in collaboration with Alison Crocetta; and Diorama, an evening length collaboration with the French choreographers in Projet Situ.

11. Jason Treuting

Josh Quillen has forged a unique identity in the contemporary music world as all-around percussionist, expert steel drum performer (lauded as "softly sophisticated" by the New York Times), and composer. His collaborations with other composers frequently incorporate the steel drums as a core element. A member of So Percussion since 2006, Josh has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Lincoln Center Festival, Stanford Lively Arts, and dozens of other venues in the United States. He has had the opportunity to work closely with Steve Reich, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, David Lang, Matmos, Dan Deacon, and many others. Josh's compositions for So Percussion are featured in Imaginary City, an evening length work that appeared on the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2009 Next Wave Festival, as well as the site-specific Music for Trains in Southern Vermont. Other ensembles to play his pieces and arrangements include Matmos, PLork, The Janus Trio, Adele Meyers and Dancers, The University of Akron Steel Band, and the New York University Steel Band.

11. Josh Quillen