The Boum-Percussion Ensemble is one of the most extraordinary of its kind nowadays.
The classically trained percussionists Kai Strobel, Marc Strobel, and Lorenz Behringer combine their educational background with elements of other cultures and a broad variety of music genres. Bridging gaps between the European orchestral percussion, Latin-American and Asian folk instruments adds another refreshing layer to their performance. The combination of these inﬂuences with conventional techniques and reimagining in a universal context forms the unique tonal language of „Boum“. The musicians draw their artistic approach from versatile sources. Valuable experiences based on engagements in the classical orchestra scene as well as solo work within the contemporary percussion scene have enriched their artistry. These include the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin State Opera, the State Opera Stuttgart as well as the Orchestra of the National Theatre Mannheim and Solo concerts with the Lübeck Philharmonics, the Asko/Schönberg Orchestra in Amsterdam, the State Chapel Orchestra of St. Petersburg, the Musical Olympus Festival, participating in the Salzburger Festspiele and many more.
The Ensemble is very much involved in sharing their knowledge with the talented younger generation. In addition to multiple concerts for children, they teach within the frame of Musical Festivals in Italy, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Portugal, Cyprus and the Netherlands regularly.
The individual projects of Marc & Kai Strobel and Lorenz Behringer reveal their versatility and diversity:
Soloconcert performances at the Salzburg Festival, Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonics, 1st Prizes at international Competitions, Percussion-Masterclasses/Clinics at festivals in Europe and abroad, orchestral percussion and timpani at the Nationaltheatre Mannheim, Orchestra of the Int. Schleswig-Holstein Musicfestival, Berlin State Opera House, Stuttgart State Opera House, collaborations with Ballet and actors (selection)
Boum-Percussion is also a platform where Kai & Marc Strobel and Lorenz
Behringer present their indiviual music and arts projects. Collaborations with other art forms widen their working fields.
Lorenz Behringer is percussionist at the Nationaltheatre Mannheim, Marc Strobel percussionist at the Stuttgart State Opera House, Kai Strobel international soloist and winner of the »68th Int. ARD Music Competition 2019« and »Winner of the Audience Award 2019« and winner »Int. Tromp-Percussion Competition 2018«, Eindhoven.
COMPOSITION - CREATIVE DIRECTION
Percussion and Dance share timing, tempo and the right feeling for the intenional emotion. Boum-Percussion uses its versatile experience and musical sensitivity in creating balletmusic for choreographers and dancers. Besides common audiotapes, compositions can include exclusively a live-percussionist. A close working process between composer/musician and choreographer has the aim to connect all corresponding aspects of the piece perfectly, to paint a unique creation.
Saarland State Theatre Ballet, The StuttgartBallet, Pforzheim-Ballet Company, Vorbrenner Innsbruck, " PTL" - Plesni Dance Theatre Ljubljana
© Valentin Behringer, Sven Goetz
"Under The Surface" © StuttgarterBallett