Louie’s Cage Percussion

Nationality: 
Austrian
Instrument: 
percussion

Highly acclaimed, the powerful and crazy ensemble “Louie’s Cage Percussion” reinvents the term percussion ensemble. Their name is a combination of the Monkey King Louie and the composer John Cage. Electronics, movement, acting and playing music at the highest level are united by six “almost-academics”, who are studying music and playing in renowed orchestras and bands (e.g. the Volksoper Wien, Lower Austria Tonkünstler, Philharmonic Orchestra Graz). They refuse to be categorized into any music genre, as their performances pass all periods in the history of music in a matter of seconds. Their music is influenced by their regular concert and opera routines, jazz, and electronic music such as dubstep or drum ‘n’ bass. In addition, the whole performance is underpinned by an amusing storyline.