Mr. Chris Sies

Adjunct Lecturer of Percussion
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Adjunct Lecturer of Percussion


Chris Sies is a percussionist and sound artist who seeks to bring visceral experiences to diverse audiences. A unique performer with "virtuoso flair" (Detroit Free Press), Chris has appeared with such groups as The United States Navy Band, New Music Detroit, The National Arab Orchestra, Man Forever, The Black Earth Ensemble, My Brightest Diamond, and the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, among others. As a composer and collaborative artist, Sies has worked in many facets including dance, performance art, and multimedia with works presented by the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), The Percussive Arts Society, The American College Dance Association, The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and the Detroit Bureau of Sound. Among his many musical projects, Sies is the percussionist and technical director with the new music ensemble Latitude 49 as well as composer/performer with the Willo Collective. Chris Sies proudly endorses Vic Firth drumsticks and mallets.

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