Bonnie Whiting, percussion
51'15.657" for a speaking percussionist is Bonnie's simultaneous performance of all of John Cage's 45' for a speaker and his 27'10.554" for a percussionist. This is a work of flexible length, and can be performed as an evening-length event, as a 5'07.154" interlude, or many divisions in between. Watch and excerpt of a performance.
From Earth to Earth combines percussion and the spoken word. The music of Frederic Rzewski, John Cage, and Vinko Globokar meets text by Brecht, Ginsberg, Homer, and Whitman. Masterworks from 20th century percussion literature are juxtaposed with with new music by Seattle-based composer Brandon Pettit, Bonnie's original composition for voice, percussion and turntable, and Jerome Kitzke's epic solo percussion piece, The Earth Only Endures. See from Earth to Earth. Watch excerpts of this music on Bonnie's YouTube Channel.
red fish blue fish percussion group is ensemble in residence at the University of California San Diego, headed by up percussionist Steven Schick. The group performs new music for percussion throughout California and the US. Bonnie joined the group in 2009, and was a core member through 2012. More information here.
Leep is an interactive event for kids and families. The audience will dance to Ragtime music, hear and see household objects transformed into instruments, and experience the excitement of percussion first-hand. Suggested age range: 1st-6th grades; families. Available November 2008.