free lunchtime concert: Kopanya
Colyer-Fergusson Building, University of Kent at Canterbury
This was the first free lunchtime concert of the season, involving a classical percussion quartet. They played a bit of John Cage, some Senegalese djembe rhythms, an instrument-free (mostly clapping) piece and, best of all, Peter Garland's "Apple Blossom" involving all four members playing on a single marimba, producing, as the UKC music blog the put it "a shimmering curtain of sound". That was an extraordinary few minutes, I couldn't quite believe that what I was hearing was coming from a single acoustic instrument.