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A.P.E.X. Events Presents Clocks in Motion

Published: February 24, 2020 | Category: Special Events

Clocks in MotionA.P.E.X. Events is proud to continue our Spring Season by bringing the musical talents of the drumming group, Clocks in Motion to Southern Utah University. Join A.P.E.X. Events on March 5, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall in the Music Building, on the campus of SUU. 

"This week’s event is special because instead of a traditional talk, this event will feature a musical performance,” said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events. “And, I am extra excited to join them to perform one of the musical numbers on stage as well!”

Clocks in Motion is a percussion quartet that performs new music, builds many of its own instruments, and breaks down the boundaries of the traditional concert program. Formed in 2011, Clocks in Motion is quickly becoming a major artistic force in today’s contemporary music scene. With a fearless and uncompromising ear to programming challenging and adventurous contemporary percussion ensemble repertoire, Clocks in Motion performs classic pieces from the past century alongside newly commissioned works. 

As an ensemble priding itself in curating new music for percussion quartet, Clocks in Motion passionately collaborates with composers and artists from all disciplines. The foundation of these successful collaborations are deep and meaningful personal relationships. Working to promote a variety of musical styles from different cultures, Clocks in Motion places the hammered dulcimer in center-stage played by group member Matthew Coley who arranges music from around the world on his custom-built instrument. Clocks in Motion has a growing library of repertoire that features Coley’s virtuosity in both folk and contemporary musical styles. Not only known a virtuosic performing ensemble, Clocks in Motion also works passionately to educate young audiences through master classes, residencies, presentations, and school assemblies. The individual members of Clocks in Motion’s unique skill sets and specialties contain an impressive mix of musical styles including, rock, jazz, contemporary classical music, orchestral percussion, marching percussion, and world music styles. 

A.P.E.X. Events is SUU’s premier weekly lecture series, with speakers and presenters invited from all areas of the world, featuring a diverse range of topics and disciplines. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend the free series. 


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Contact Information:

Dr. Lynn Vartan
vartan@suu.edu