Pioneers of Percussion Festival: Pioneers of Percussion

Music, Classical and opera
At the centre of the festival, Nonclassical takes over Scala to present iconic repertoire including: Edgard Varese’s 'Ionisation', (the earliest large-scale percussion ensemble work) and John Cage’s 'Constructions', virtuoso musicians Joji Hirota, Shahbaz Hussain and Abass Dodoo, and a complete performance of Steve Reich‘s seminal 'Drumming'. With three rooms of live music and DJs surveying a whole spectrum of percussion-led music throughout the night, this is the unmissable centrepiece of the series.