Percussionist JOSH PERRY is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and interdisciplinary performance mediums. Acclaimed by The New York Times as a “ creative percussionist,” he is a core member of Iktus Percussion, a collective-based new music group in NYC. A proponent for composer-performer collaboration, he consistently works with living composers and has premiered multiple new works for percussion and mixed ensemble. He has recently been heard at performance venues including Carnegie Hall, Issue Project Room, Galapagos Art Space, Trinity Church, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Roulette, and Lincoln Center. Perry has performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon and the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordao in Brazil. With interests in interdisciplinary art collaborations, he has performed with a variety of artists including dancers, videographers, dramaturges, air-guitarists, actors, movement specialists, and playwrights. With Iktus, he has performed and given workshops at Eastman School of Music, Stony Brook University, CUNY-Queens College, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Oberlin College. He earned his B.M. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst under the instruction of Ayano Kataoka and Thomas Hannum. He received his M.M. and is currently completing his D.M.A at Stony Brook University, where he studies with Eduardo Leandro.
Josh Perry's premiere performance with Hotel Elefant was at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in 2013, as part of David Lang and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble's "New Voices, New Music" workshop. In Mary Kouyoumdjian's This Should Feel Like Home, Perry demonstrated his versality in folk technique and played so fiercely that it was reported that his performance was heard at the neighborhing Stern Auditorium Perelman Hall.