ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Zachary W. Webb is a percussionist whose artistic realizations have explored a vast array of musical styles. As an artist and educator, Zachary has performed both throughout the United States and abroad, most recently traveling to Panamá as the guest artist and clinician for the Percussive Arts Society’s Panamá Day of Percussion. Zachary is currently concluding his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory where he studies with Jim Culley and the other members of Percussion Group Cincinnati. He has previously studied with Dr. Stuart Gerber (Georgia State University), Charles Settle (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Benjamin Toth (The Hartt School of Music), and Dr. Michael Sammons (The University of South Alabama).
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE PIECE: Giorgio Battistelli: “Il Libro Celibe”
Giorgio Battistelli’s “Il Libro Celibe” (The Celibate Book) is composed for a book-like sound sculpture which the performer must build by realizing Battistelli’s minimalistic score. The book and its contents must be carefully considered by the performer who acts as a curator of unique sounds and timbres. Many different pages are contained within this magical book, many of which have been prepared in some way to achieve Battistelli’s original intent.