SI2 (Sonic Inertia Duo)
- Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7 p.m.
- Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
The improvisational, multidisciplinary arts group SI2 (Sonic Inertia Duo) will bring its international and distinctive musical storytelling to the Spencer's Central Court for a 7 PM performance on Thursday, July 9. The event is free and open to the public. SI2 comprises percussionist, composer, dancer, and choreographer Matthew Coley, and percussionist, composer, actor, and writer Cory Hills. Together, they bring storytelling to the stage: Coley through his movements, and Hills through his words. In addition, Coley and Hills fuse elements of world and folk music with elements of Western classical music through the use of a zarb, a hammered dulcimer, and other world percussion instruments. As a result, SI2 creates a unique sonic landscape, weaving traditional melodies with complex rhythmic structures. The duo has performed in unique venues across the United States, and made their European concert debut in June 2009 as featured artists at the Days of New Music International Festival in Chisinau, Moldova. SI2 is endorsed by Vaughncraft Percussion, a custom, handcrafted instrument company based in Baldwin City, Kansas.