Spark Festival Reflection

I attended several of the Spark events during the festival and found most of them to be quite fascinating. The one performance which stood out most of all was the Automated Percussion piece that we had the good fortune to see and hear as we toured the installations during class time last Thursday. His mastery of the rhythms generated on acoustic instruments by electronic mechanisms and computer programming were like nothing I've ever experienced before. being a percussionist myself, I found extra enjoyment in the piece. It would have taken an entire percussion section of at least six people to achieve the sound created by just one man with a funny glove. Stupendous!