The University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble, directed by Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle, visited Black Swamp Percussion on March 13th for its first ever “In the Shop” live performance. The ensemble performed in the BSP factory for an audience of local music educators and students. The performance was also streamed live via webcast to viewers around the world.

Many Black Swamp instruments were featured, including tambourines on John Alfieri’s “Fanfare for Tambourines,” a selection of snare drums for James Tenney’s “Crystal Canon for Edgard Varese,” and concert toms, multi-basses, and more on other pieces.