Aaron Butler + Bonnie Whiting

Athens, Ohio-based percussionist, composer, and educator Aaron Michael Butler presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. His recent work includes a solo release on Full Spectrum Records (Tim Feeney’s Things I Said I’d Never Be), a performance at the Black Mountain College Museum’s {Re}Happening, touring and recording Brian Harnetty’s latest project, Shawnee, Ohio (karlrecords), with performances at the Liquid Music Series and Duke Performances, and presentations at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and Nief Norf’s Genre Lines Research Summit.

For this performance, Aaron will be featuring works recently composed for him by Nick Zammuto (of The Books), Brian Harnetty, and Rob Funkhouser; and David Gibson’s Lillian Brook, a ground-breaking vibraphone solo from 1973 that was nearly lost until Aaron revived it for performance in 2018.

Local percussion ace Bonnie Whiting opens, and the two will also play duo improvisations.