"Impeccable, musical playing with fire and passion! Cameron Leach is an emerging voice in the contemporary percussion world not to be missed!”

- Dr. Terry Longshore
Director of Percussion Studies, Southern Oregon University


SOLO PROGRAMS

Programs listed below are for 2019-2020. Changes to Synthesis for 2020-2021 are TBA.
Scroll down for a list of repertoire, including instrumentation and composer for these pieces.
Requests for altered programs are welcome. Repertoire is subject to change.


SYNTHESIS

solo recital

Synthesis is Leach’s solo recital program, made up of newly composed pieces representing the very best of the modern percussion repertoire. The program’s title comes from the combination of different key elements within the show—some contrasting, and some complimentary—which define the performance. Percussion meets theatre, acoustic and electronic sounds come together, and serious art battles comedic shtick in a diverse, exploratory program that keeps the audience engaged from beginning to end.

title of work

Asventuras
Mirage
I Leave You the Real World
Le corps à corps
Trilogy or Decay No. 2
Ceci n’est pas une balle

composer

Alexej Gerassimez
Yasuo Sueyoshi
David Skidmore
Georges Aperghis
Dave Maric or Matt Curlee
Compagnie Kahlua

instrumentation

snare drum
marimba
vibraphone
hand drum + theatre
large setup
body percussion + theatre


ELISION

electroacoustic show

ELISION takes the audience on an exhilarating journey through the sonic landscape of electroacoustic percussion music. The performance focuses on the relationship between live and recorded sounds, which interact in different ways to expand the timbral spectrum of acoustic instruments. The electronics take on many roles throughout the program, by working cooperatively with, in opposition to, or completely independent of the performer. This fluctuating duality is precisely what defines the production, presenting twists and turns through moments of musical athleticism, comedy, and repose. ELISION is made up of two halves which run continuously from beginning to end, featuring fully integrated electronics, effective stage transitions, and accessible entry points for a variety of audiences.

New work
Vera Stanojevic

I Leave You the Real World
David Skidmore

New commission
Emmanuel Séjourné

Ready to Die Etudes #1-3
Paul Pinto

Decay No. 2
Matt Curlee

Ceci n’est pas une balle
Compagnie Kahlua


ELISION

electroacoustic show

ELISION takes the audience on an exhilarating journey through the sonic landscape of electroacoustic percussion music. The performance focuses on the relationship between live and recorded sounds, which interact in different ways to expand the timbral spectrum of acoustic instruments. The electronics take on many roles throughout the program, by working cooperatively with, in opposition to, or completely independent of the performer. This fluctuating duality is precisely what defines the production, presenting twists and turns through moments of musical athleticism, comedy, and repose. ELISION is made up of two halves which run continuously from beginning to end, featuring fully integrated electronics, effective stage transitions, and accessible entry points for a variety of audiences.

VERA STANOJEVIC

New commission
« snare drum »

DAVID SKIDMORE

I Leave You the Real World
« vibraphone »

EMMANUEL SÉJOURNÉ

New commission
« marimba »

PAUL PINTO

Ready to Die Etudes #1-3
« setup + speaking/acting percussionist »

MATT CURLEE

Decay No. 2
« large setup »

COMPAGNIE KAHLUA

Ceci n’est pas une balle
« body percussion + theatre »


SEVEN SHORT STORIES

percussion theatre show
 

New work by Linda Kernohan
New work by Reilly Spitzfaden
Familiar
Ready to Die Etudes #1-3
Le corps à corps
New work TBA
Ceci n’est pas une balle



Synthesis…

is Leach’s solo recital program, made up of newly composed pieces representing the very best of the modern percussion repertoire. The program’s title comes from the combination of different key elements within the show—some contrasting, and some complimentary—which define the performance. Percussion meets theatre, acoustic and electronic sounds come together, and serious art battles comedic shtick in a diverse, exploratory program that keeps the audience engaged from beginning to end.

ELISION…

takes the audience on an exhilarating journey through the sonic landscape of electroacoustic percussion music. The performance focuses on the relationship between live and recorded sounds, which interact in different ways to expand the timbral spectrum of acoustic instruments. The electronics take on many roles throughout the program, by working cooperatively with, in opposition to, or completely independent of the performer. This fluctuating duality is precisely what defines the production, presenting twists and turns through moments of musical athleticism, comedy, and repose. ELISION is made up of two halves which run continuously from beginning to end, featuring fully integrated electronics, effective stage transitions, and accessible entry points for a variety of audiences.

SEVEN SHORT STORIES…

description coming soon!