John Lane

percussionist | composer



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Snare Drum Clinic: A Foundation for Practice: Snare Drum Fundamentals - Texas Music Educator's Convention, San Antonio, TX

In a Moss Garden: with Marty Regan and Yoko Reikano Kimura, Rothko Chapel; Houston, Texas

This program juxtaposed aspects of traditional Japanese musical aesthetics through the medium of newly composed works for Japanese instruments and percussion. The works on the program reflected several elements of Japanese culture including Zen Buddhism, haiku and tanka poetry, and the annual celebration of cherry blossoms. Hanami is the word for a long-practiced Japanese tradition of welcoming the cherry blossoms of in springtime. Communities often gather under blooming cherry blossom trees and ponder their evanescent beauty.

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The Innocents - Interdisciplinary residency at the University of Georgia with Bent Frequency. Supported by the Innocence Project of Georgia, Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. Featuring presentations highlighting issues of social justice surrounding wrongful imprisonment and DNA exonerations. Events included roundtables/discussions, masterclasses, and a performance of The Innocents and music by Frederic Rzewski. 


9E2 Festival in Seattle, Washington - performance of Gene Splicing by John Roach

Snare Drum clinic and masterclass at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Percussive Arts Society International Convention - CLINIC: Snare Drum Fundamentals: A Foundation for Practice

Woyzeck, On and On - summer workshop production featuring original music composed for invented instruments; collaboration with poet/playwright Nick Lantz and director/dramaturg Victoria Lantz. 

Solo Recital featuring premieres of 2 new speaking percussion works: Graeme Leak's Say Something and Danny Clay's Glossolalia and Dream Journals - Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas


Commissioning Project: Speaking Percussionist
I commissioned four new works for speaking percussionist:
Danny Clay: Glossolalia and Dream Journals
Christopher Deane: The Ballad of Timothy Brian Cole
Peter Garland: TBA
Graeme Leak: Say Something
I will give the premieres of several of these works on my solo recital at Sam Houston State University in February.

Recording Project - The Landscape Scrolls by Peter Garland
In May I completed my first solo recording: The Landscape Scrolls by Peter Garland. The Landscape Scrolls is a concert-length solo percussion work that I commissioned back in 2011. Peter was with me in the studio for the session. We're currently editing and mastering. I'm hopeful for a Fall 2016 release!

Performance with the new music ensemble Bent Frequency at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. The program featuring my collaborative work with Allen Otte, "The Innocents," as well as the seminal works by Frederic Rzewski, "Attica" and "Coming Together." The event helped to raise awareness about The Georgia Innocence Project, and the larger issue of wrongful imprisonment and exoneration through DNA evidence. 


Terry Longshore and I co-hosted the 2014 Focus Day for New Music at PASIC: Images of Sound--Innovations in Notation.

Focus Day Artists:

Architek Percussion
Caballito Negro and Lungta
The CCM Contemporary Chamber Quartet
Dr. Jeffery Crowell
Dr. Justin DeHart
DePauw University Percussion Ensemble/University of Cincinnati CCM Percussion Ensemble
Dustin Donahue
Tim Feeney
Stuart Gerber
The Hartt Graduate Percussion Group, Benjamin Toth, director
Keith Hendricks
Catherine Meunier
Brad Meyer
Jeremy Muller, Scott Deal, Andrew Burke, and Stuart Gerber
Fernando Rocha and UFMG Percussion Ensemble
Tomm Roland
Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group
Paul Schuette


Monday, November 3: Abilene Christian University; Abilene, TX
3:30pm - Percussion Clinic
7:30pm - Concert

Tuesday, November 4: Tarleton State University; Stephenville, TX
5:00pm - Percussion Clinic
7:30pm - Concert

Thursday, November 6: University of Mary Hardin Baylor; Temple, TX
10:00am - Percussion Clinic/Masterclass
7:30pm - Concert

Sunday, November 9: Sam Houston State University; Huntsville, TX
7:30pm - Concert


February 12-15
San Antonio, TX
Texas Music Educator's Association Convention
World Premiere of Ruffles Call from Afar: Concerto for Snare Drums and Wind Ensemble by Yo Goto
with the Sam Houston State University Wind Ensemble, Matthew McInturf, director; Brian Gibbs, conductor

September 21-22
John Luther Adams's Inuksuit at the James Turrell Sky Space at Rice University (Houston, TX) and The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria (Austin, TX)

November 5
Houston, TX
"Stories in Verse," a concert with Intersection New Music Collective featuring music and performances by John Lane, Kathy Daniel, Kyle Kindred, Brian Herrington, Yenn Chen Err, and Stephen Yip.

October 28
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University
World premiere of David Farrell's here is a grandeur in this view of life, percussion duo with Matt Holm 

November 13-16
PASIC 2013 Panel Discussion: Four Manifestos of Percussive Artists


February 8-11
San Antonio, TX
Texas Music Educator's Association Convention

Clinic: "Percussionist as Musician: The Pedagogy of Musicianship"

March 10
Atlanta, GA
Bent Frequency Presents: The Innocents Project

April 21
Houston, TX
"Geography Comes to an End..."
Rothko Chapel Concert

Performing portions of Peter Garland's concert-length solo percussion work, "The Landscape Scrolls."

April 26-28
Huntsville, TX
50th Anniversary Contemporary Music Festival
Sam Houston State University

World Premiere Performance of Peter Garland's "The Landscape Scrolls."

May 31 - June 10
Panama City, Panama
Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival

September 15
Houston, TX
Rothko Chapel
"The Landscape Scrolls" by Peter Garland

Presented as part of Museum District Day 
Performances at 11am, 1:30pm, and 4:30pm
Free Admission

September 15
Houston, TX
Menil Collection

October 16-21
Bogotá, Colombia
Conservatorio de Música, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
"The Landscape Scrolls" by Peter Garland

Presented as part of Percusíon en escena, an international percussion festival, hosted by Mario Sarmiento Rodríguez.

November 1
Austin, TX
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Focus Day: Thank you, John Cage, for EVERYTHING!

1:00pm - 10'59.625" for Six Percussionists (a simultaneous performance of John Cage's 27'10.554" for a percussionist)


May 9
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University
World premiere of Peter Garland's The Bone Show with Allen Otte

June 25-29

Canberra, Australia
Antarctica Music Festival and Conference

Australian Premiere of John Luther Adams's Inuksuit - 
National Gallery
"Resonant Landscapes: Imaginary and Real: From Cage's Intimate A Room, Through Tenney and Garland, to JLA's massive Inuksuit" - A lecture with Allen Otte

Dallas and Houston Area

Various Texas All-State Percussion Clinics

September 29
Huntsville, TX
Faculty Gala Concert

Sam Houston State University
7:30pm; Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

November 10
Indianapolis, IN
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)

New Music / Research Concert D: Innovations in Multiple Percussion
3:00pm - Performing Peter Garland's "Nana and Victorio"

December 14-17
Chicago, IL
The Midwest Clinic

Clinic: "Concert Percussion Staging for Effective Ensemble Performance," with Jerriald Dillard.