With a fearless and uncompromising ear to programming challenging and adventurous contemporary percussion ensemble repertoire, Clocks in Motion consistently performs groundbreaking concerts which involve performance art, theater, and often the construction of new instruments. Hailed as “nothing short of remarkable” by Cleveland Classical, Madison’s own Clocks in Motion is a group that performs new music, builds many of its own instruments, and breaks down the boundaries of the traditional concert program. Formed in 2011, Clocks in Motion began as an extension of the UW-Madison’s Graduate Percussion Group, and now serves as the ensemble in residence with the UW-Madison percussion studio.
The individual members of Clocks in Motion’s unique skill sets and specialties contain an impressive mix of musical styles including, rock, jazz, contemporary classical music, orchestral percussion, marching percussion, and world music styles including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, West African, and Indian. Come, be enthralled with the ethereal, ambient music on a variety of percussion instruments in a show unlike any other.