GARDINER — Johnson Hall will present Loop 2.4.3’s New York Percussion Duo, aka virtuosic percussionists and composers Thomas Kozumplik and Lorne Watson, on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Loop 2.4.3 creates energetic shows of original compositions incorporating jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and contemporary classical chamber music. The duo combines traditional percussion, innovative electro-acoustic instruments, voices and strings for a program of classical music — and fine art by New York City-based fine artist Jon Waldo.

The genre-defying New York Percussion Duo has toured the country over the last eight years. The Sept. 29 performance will consist mainly of music from its newly released third album, “American Dreamland.”

Kozumplik plays steel drum, vibes, drums, percussion, waterphone, organ, piano, rose echo and electronics. Watson plays marimba, bata, drums, percussion and electric gongs, piano, E-log and Native American flute.

The performance is part of the American Dreamland Tour, a project developed in collaboration Waldo, whose paintings — psychedelic renderings of emblematic American objects — are featured in the album’s artwork. They are also used as projections in live performances. Also featured are Waldo’s photographs of desolate, industrial areas of Brooklyn, N.Y., and pastoral settings of New England. 

Tickets to the concert at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., are $18/$8 for students. For reservations or more information, call 582-7144 or visit johnsonhall.org.


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