Percussion Group Cincinnati
Percussion Group Cincinnati was founded in 1979 and consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and ensemble-in-residence at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Appearances in their national and international touring schedule have included the major cities, festivals, concert halls and schools of America, Europe and Asia. Recent performances have included the Shanghai International Spring Music Festival and tours to Japan and Singapore.
Over the past 25 years many young composers from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia have created a large body of new and often experimental music for the unique talents of Percussion Group Cincinnati. The group’s work appears on various CDs, including their own ars moderno label. Currently they are at work on CDs of the percussion music of Qu Xiao-song, their contribution to the series of Mode Records’ integral set of the complete music of John Cage, and on a 25-year retrospective multi-disc set including performances from the group’s entire history.