Lukas Ligeti

Last seen around these parts leading Burkina Electric, his Burkinabe folk-techno band (seriously), avant-garde classical composer and sometimes downright wacko-experimental percussionist Lukas Ligeti (who, yes, is the son of famed Transylvanian composer Gy┬Ârgy) performs selections from Afrikan Machinery, his 2008 album of rhythmic explorations for a rare mallet-based MIDI controller called the Marimba Lumina. A key point in all this is that Ligeti focuses his interest in electronics around percussive applications thereof precisely because he doesn't want to give up his kinetic energy as so many other laptop musicians tend to, which in turn means that this show should be as interesting for your eyes as for your ears.

Lukas Ligeti - Great Circles Tune I