I attended a percussion ensemble concert at the Boston Conservatory the other night. It was my first time on campus and my first percussion concert.
I like percussion instruments. Not sure why. Probably because they are quirky. And kind of dramatic in nature (think cymbals). The students played all different types of drums and xylophones. Triangles made an appearance, as well as sleigh bells on sticks, cow bells, and whistles. I was introduced to the guiro.
A lot of the music had a sci-fi and/or New Age-y vibe, which made me feel that I was about to embark on a new frontier. And at times, three or four students would drum their hearts out all at once, and I felt like part of a drum circle. All in all, a new and fun experience.