Mantra Percussion's Necessary Noise Festival (Now in it's 5th season) is one of the largest contemporary music events on the east coast. The festival provides an outlet for scholastic, collegiate, and professional musicians and ensembles to share their talents in a variety of mediums while promoting the art of contemporary music to the greater community.
The 2018 edition of the festival will take place at Rahway High School in NJ February 10th from 2-9pml. The festival will take a different format from previous years and be open to all instruments and all age groups who propose programs that feature music by living composers. Featured ensembles this year include TRANSIT New Music, Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Face the Music, Maratek, Anaglyphs, and Mantra Youth Percussion...Stay tuned for more info!
Interested ensembles should contact Festival Director Joe Bergen for more information.
Mantra Percussion, an internationally acclaimed, NYC based percussion ensemble and 501(c)(3) arts organization is pleased to announce our 4th season of Mantra Youth Percussion.
Mantra Youth Percussion is an extension of Mantra Percussion's education initiative to provide the highest-level of music instruction with an emphasis on creativity and artistry. MYPercussion seeks to foster the next generation of performers through masterclasses, one on one instruction, collaborations with professional composers, high-level ensemble playing, and diverse performance opportunities.
Mantra Youth Percussion is exclusively offered tuition free at Rahway High School in NJ in conjunction with the Rahway Music Department and Mantra Percussion co-founder/ Rahway District Percussion Director Joe Bergen.
"ear opening....joyous clamor"
- Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
The New York Times:
2015 Concerto for Buildings
"Cast Iron Symphony,
a Concerto For Buildings"
Urban Omnibus Interview
w/ Mantra Youth Percussionist Kevin Moran