Artists and Their Instruments: A Sonic Mentality

One cautious tap on a marimba was all it took for Juilliard doctoral candidate Mike Truesdell to discover his calling as a percussionist. In this episode, he reflects on the challenges and rewards of playing the vast set of instruments percussion comprises, and performs an excerpt from Peter Eötvös's powerful Psalm 151, composed in 1993 as a "protest" to the death of musician Frank Zappa.