Percussion Threads – 12 March


2020 marks the beginning of a new chapter for guerillaclassics with a concert tour through South Africa and Switzerland (March 6 – 21, 2020). The series features new music by the composers and musicians Neo Muyanga (born in Soweto) and Nik Bärtsch (born in Zurich), which will be performed by the Cosmic Percussion Ensemble (Zurich). For the tour premiere at Museum Rietberg in Zurich, the percussionists will be joined by Zurich-based musicians from Kongo and Angola. For the tour in South Africa, the Cosmic Percussion Ensemble will play alongside musicians from Cape Town. It is our aim to demonstrate what extraordinary and unique concert experiences can be created through the fusion of vastly different musical traditions, instruments, and cultural backgrounds. The series will be held in range of venues in Zurich, Amriswil, Weinfelden, Scuol, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, and Soweto, including traditional concert halls, theaters, and art galleries as well as in public space like in the hall of Park Station in Johannesburg.