Brothers Peter and Sascha Meisel were literally born with percussion and drumming. As babies, both of them slept through a number of their father’s concerts either backstage in spacious, velvet-lined instrument cases or directly onstage, quite spontaneously and to the pleasure of musicians and audience. The two ten and eight-year-olds had their first big percussion concert of their own in 2014 together with their father and the dancer
and choreographer Valeria Apicella at the Musée d’art moderne de Paris where they performed as part of an exhibition of the Native American artist Jimmie Durham, who died in November 2021.
This year Michael Metzler and his sons will present their trio percussion program DHOUM! in Oldenburg, at a radio concert at the Sendesaal Bremen and at the Überschlag Festival.
Michael Metzler is a proven specialist for historical percussion. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Music. In addition, he specialized in ethnic percussion with Ahmed Subhy in Cairo and with Glen Velez in New York.
Since 1997 Michael Metzler has played concerts worldwide, as well as recorded more than 130 CD productions and numerous radio, theater and film scores. Since 2001 he has been engaged in the casting of historic bells and chimes and runs a small, fine store for bells and percussion instruments at home in his village.
Michael Metzler hang, bells, percussion, voice
Sascha Johannes Meisel frame drum, khartal, req
Peter Johannes Meisel frame drum