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Julian Loida brings new beats to Brandon Music

JULIAN LOIDA

BRANDON — Julian Loida will perform an evening of percussion at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Brandon Music. The Boston-based composer, producer and percussionist will take the Brandon stage for the first time as a soloist on Saturday offering the audience a unique sound experience, comprising all original music on vibraphone written and performed by Loida himself. 
Loida first revealed his high skill level as a percussionist when performing at Brandon Music as drummer with the Burlington based band Ameranouche. Loida’s says his music gives voice to all “wallflowers” — the title of his debut album released in September of this year. He asks his listeners to explore the introvert in each of us through his music.
“Wallflower and the music I compose is closer to a musical painting in which I assemble sound to evoke the colors in my mind,” he said.
Loida’s music is beautifully haunting, immersive and calming, while at the same time taking the listener on a musical pathway of exploration and discovery.
His musical curiosity and open-mindedness sets him apart and has propelled him towards a wide-range of sounds, genres and artistic endeavors. He’s performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians of all stripes. The thirst to participate in and experience this range of sounds is partly a product of Loida’s synesthesia. Music is a full-body experience for him, with sounds often invoking involuntary sensations of color, texture or even taste.
As an educator, Loida shares his scores and deep rhythmic knowledge with students of all ages. In 2017, he received his Master’s Degree in Classical Percussion from New England Conservatory. 
Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for an extra $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295, email [email protected] or visit brandon-music.net for more info.

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