The Forms of Percussion

Focused on contemporary music and open to all world sounds, the Drumming Percussion Group, founded and directed by Miquel Bernat in 1999, has been considered as one of the most important percussion groups internationally. It quickly gained the sympathy of the public and critics, was a resident group at Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture and regularly performs in the most prestigious national theaters, including the Gulbenkian Foundation, São João National Theater, Culturgest, Belém Cultural Center, Rivoli Theater, Serralves, Casa da Música.Abroad, Drumming performed in Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.

Under the direction of Miquel Bernat, percussionist and pedagogue of international prestige, Drumming stands out for the uniqueness of its programming, with the variety and diversity of styles and training of the members who form it, with projects ranging from classical percussion to jazz, through electronics and rock, developing stage music for theater, opera and ballet. Its constant creative activity also has the didactic-pedagogical and social aspects. In addition to its pro-activity in creating new shows, fostering contemporary composers and sound creators, the group works and explores, since its creation, the quality, personality and innovation of the group’s sound, also collaborating in the invention and configuration of unique instruments and drumsticks contributing to the improvement and evolution of this medium.