New York, NY
Percussionist Mike Truesdell’s investigation into unique galaxies of sound led him to the inventive world of Mark Andre. In 2014, he was given his first opportunity to perform Andre’s music live, and is excited to showcase it yet again PASIC 2016. Truesdell is a freelance percussionist and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at both Rutgers and Columbia University as well as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Northern Colorado. He serves on the faculty of the Nief-Norf Summer Festival and Zeltsman Marimba Festival and holds degrees from Lawrence Conservatory and The Juilliard School of Music. Truesdell has performed, toured, and/or recorded with numerous ensembles including the New York New Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Metropolitan Opera, Spectrum Percussion Trio, and with Pierre Boulez. In addition to performing Andre’s music, Truesdell has premiered works by other composers including David Fulmer, Michael Jarrell, and Michael Torke.