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December 7, 2007


TMU concludes fifth anniversary season with performance at Cowley

Percussion ensemble Temporal Mechanics Union concluded its fifth anniversary season with a percussion theatre double-feature performance Thursday in the Robert Brown Theatre at Cowley College.

A reception was held following the concert, which featured two works titled “Ancient Egyptian Suite” and “The Signal.”

The music and narration was accompanied by a slide show of original art works produced by Cowley College art students, under the direction of instructor Mark Flickinger.

Minnesota composer Todd Harper joined the group to play piano.

The performance was augmented by additional musicians under the direction of Cowley College instrumental music director Josh Fleig, Cowley student dancers, and faculty members Marlys Cervantes, Tom Mason and Julie Rhoads acting as the rulers of the future, called the “Powers that Be.”

The concert included a traditional drumming piece from Ghana, “Ritual Number 1” by Pennsylvania composer Steve Kastuck, and an improvised duet by Harper and Mayer entitled “Fire From Rocks 1,000 Years Submerged.”

Temporal Mechanics Union is a community-based, multigenerational all-ability ensemble. Anyone may join, regardless of musical skill, experience or age. Current members of the group are Jessamine Baker, Sandra Dobbins, Justin Douglas, Wayne Farley, Mike Fell, Denise Luce, Bryan McChesney, John Virden, and Larry Whalen.