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098 - Zoltan Racz

098 - Zoltan Racz

Zoltan Racz is the founder of the percussion quartet Amadinda, which just celebrated 33 years of playing together.  Laurel and Casey ran into him at the 2017 Taiwan International Percussion Convention in Taipei, and Casey couldn't resist sitting with him for an interview.Along with past PAS President Julie Hill, Casey asks questions about Amadinda as well as Zoltan's experience in working with three powerhouse composers of the 20th century: John Cage, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Steve Reich.Watch here. Listen below. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element 0:00 Intro & Hello8:30 Doll's House Story15:40 Steve Reich, Music for 1829:52 John Cage Four440:44 György Ligeti44:47 Are these composers' personalities as we imagine?53:05 beFORe JOHN title? Traditional Polynesian piece?58:00 How do you feel about percussion ensemble today?1:03:20 logistics of rehearsal space in the beginning?