Conservatory's Ensemble in Residence Sandbox Percussion Releases New Album

The UMKC Conservatory's Ensemble in Residence, Sandbox Percussion has just released a new album, Seven Pillars with critically acclaimed composer Andy Akiho. According to 8VA Music Consultancy's press release, "the work consists of seven ensemble movements and one solo movement for each member of Sandbox, developed through multiple extended residencies at Avaluch Farm Music Institute. Performed by Sandbox, this evening-length work is the largest-scale chamber music work that Akiho has written and that Sandbox has commissioned. Akiho and Sandbox’s ongoing collaboration for “Seven Pillars” has spanned the past 8 years. It has been a labor of love between friends and towards the end of the project, Akiho and Sandbox expanded the collaborative circle." Read the full release here.

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