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PERCUSSION GROUP TO PERFORM AT JUNIATA COLLEGE

(Posted March 27, 2001)

Tempus Fugit, a percussion ensemble based at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, will perform in a variety of musical styles at 8:15 p.m., April 6 at the Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall on the Juniata College campus.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for Juniata College employees and their spouses, and $5 for people under age 18 and over age 65. Juniata College students get in free. Call for tickets at (814) 641-3333, or go online at www.juniata.edu/jcas.

Tempus Fugit is a percussion quintet whose instruments include drums, marimba, vibraphone, cymbals, mallets and sticks. The group also has been known to play such unique percussion instruments as trash cans and automobile brake drums.

The group performs music from such composers as Steve Reich, Bela Fleck and John Cage. The members also write compositions for performance. The group was formed in 1993. Its members include Brett Dietz, Shawn Galvin, P.J. Gatch, R.J. Heid and Dennis Hoffman. Each member plays a variety of percussion instruments.

The group is Percussion Ensemble in Residence at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne and founded the Tempus Fugit Percussion Camp at the university in 1999.

The group has toured throughout the United States and has played in Germany, Estonia, Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic. The group recorded and released a self-titled compact disc in 1998.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.