Ricochet – Ping Pong Concerto

There has been a Concerto for Turntable (by Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei) and John Cage has played on amplified cactus and plant materials.

Now, American composer and percussionist Andy Akiho has written Ricochet – a Ping Pong Concerto which was performed during the closing concert of Shanghai’s Music In The Summer Air (MISA) festival, on July 18.

New York Philharmonic violinist Elizabeth Zeltser was a featured soloist in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s performance. Joining the orchestra were two ping-pong players, Michael Landers and Ariel Hsing. The idea adds a novel visual layer to the listening experience.

Click here to watch the concerto.

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