FRI., 9/21: PERCUSSIVE STORYTELLING WITH CORY HILLS

Come get into the rhythm of fall at SCCM! We are excited to present TWO special performances by multi-percussionist, composer, and improviser Cory Hills, aka Splat Boom Bang at our September Monthly Party! Hills’ innovative percussive storytelling will make you wiggle, spin, and dance to the beat, all while listening to a fun story! Guests will also get a chance to interact with some of the instruments between performances. But that’s not all! Don’t forget to grab some goodies from Yogurtland and enjoy a fall-inspired Fun Foodie Friday activity. Activities are FREE with admission!

Date: Friday, September 21

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Splat Boom Bang! performances at 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

About Cory Hills:

Multi-percussionist, composer, and improviser Cory Hills thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. He has received degrees from Northwestern University, Queensland Conservatorium, and the University of Kansas, and was awarded a research fellowship to Institute Fabrica. Currently, Hills is an active performer, composer, and recording artist in Los Angeles, as well as a member of the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.

Percussive Storytelling, a program that brings classical music and storytelling to kids in fun and accessible ways, was launched by Hills while a fellow at Institute Fabrica. The program recently marked its 480th performance, and has reached more than 115,000 children in eight countries. For this work, Hills has been the recipient of numerous arts grants, and was named the 2009 Emerging Artist through the Kansas Arts Commission. The Lost Bicycle, Hills’ debut solo CD of percussive stories, has received four national parenting and creative arts awards (NAPPA Parent’s Awards Gold, Parent’s Choice Award Silver, World Storytelling Honors Award, and a Creative Child preferred choice). In June 2015, The Lost Bicycle was released as a fully illustrated children’s book published by AcutebyDesign. In 2016, Hills released his second album of percussive stories called Drum Factory, on Sono Luminus Records. Drum Factory received a Parent’s Choice Silver Award, three nominations at the 2016 Independent Music Awards, and was named CD of Year by Creative Child.

To learn more: http://splatboombang.com/