Twenty-four hands, a bagful of mallets, one hundred and twenty-six gleaming bells and mellow chimes... experience the amazing virtuosic music of a single instrument played by twelve highly attuned musicians. From appearances on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" to packed houses in Osaka's Symphony Hall, Sonos astounds audiences around the world, consistently breaking new ground in the world of percussive music. This touring and recording ensemble, which commissions works from contemporary composers such as Grammy-winning Libby Larsen and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, delivers superb chamber music performances of classical, spiritual and impressionist gems alongside contemporary works that explore both aural and visual "space between the notes." Influenced by non-Western music such as taiko and gamelan, visionary composer/director James Meredith takes an entirely new look at the envelope that contains handbells and pushes it past recovery.
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