Loop 2.4.3, an innovative percussion ensemble that combines new music with improvisation, electro-acoustic instruments, found sound and visuals, returns to Tacoma on Tuesday for a free concert in the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series.
Formed in 2004 in Brooklyn, New York, the group played some early concerts at the Old Town series. It’s now highly successful, described by Gramophone magazine as “an astonishing variety of brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp.” Performing in the group will be Michigan-born founder Thomas Kozumplik, New Yorker Tom Burnett and Seattleite Denali Williams. Their “Time-Machine_music” tour, which includes Seattle on Oct. 13, as well as East Coast shows, features video projections by Seattle artist David Derickson.
And the name?
It refers to a circle of friends, says Kozumplik.
“The ensemble has a flexible personnel that draws mainly from a circle of like-minded collaborators,” says the percussionist and composer. “The number refers to a room where the original circle of collaborators spent many hours together in formative years: Powers 243 at Central Michigan University.”