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"I get my influences from everyday life."
Ross Karre


Filmed at the Oberlin Conservatory. Ross Karre explains what “classical percussionist” means in today's creative world of sound associations, unlikely objects, and programming for unusual repertoire.


Ross Karre is a percussionist, filmmaker, and producer who devoted 11 years to the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), initially as a performer and archive director and later in the roles of production director and artistic director in addition to performing. He has appeared in more than 500 concerts with the collective, including hundreds of world premieres


An avid chamber musician and interdisciplinary artist, he has performed regularly with red fish blue fish, Third Coast Percussion, and Yarn/Wire. His projection design work has been presented worldwide in prestigious venues such as the BBC Scotland, the Park Avenue Armory, the Kennedy Center, and the National Gallery of Art.


Episode 116

Running time 36 minutes

Filmed at the Oberlin Conservatory,  August 2022


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