Historical Percussion

7 pm

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