Ensemble Evolution is an international ensemble exploring the future of percussion through composition, education and technology.
Taking elements from jazz and contemporary classical music, the group creates musical experiments incorporating improvisation, new media and unexpected collaborations into their original concept of a 21st century percussion ensemble.
A suite of six works dedicated to the boutique tree houses of Treehotel in Harads, Northern Sweden. The suite was performed on site in June 2012 and an album released in February 2013.
Evolution Percussion Duo, consisting of Maria Finkelmeier and Jake Remington, commissioned six new works by composers under the age of 30 in 2011. A recording of their project, supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign was released in May 2012.
Percussion Repertoire Festival
In March 2011, Ensemble Evolution directed and performed in the inaugural Piteå Percussion Repertoire Festival. Conceived by Anders Åstrand, this festival brought together over 40 musicians from around the world. Participants and audience members experienced four days filled with performances, clinics, improvisation sessions, workshops, and high-energy evening concerts.