HANDS PERCUSSION (HANDS), a renowned Malaysian percussion ensemble, has been creating a veritable explosive bang in the music scene in Kuala Lumpur since 1997 with its ground breaking and innovative performances. The ensemble’s performances have been highly regarded and admired as they endeavour to promote their cultural heritage while introducing new dimensions to theatrical drumming by venturing into contemporary percussion music and exploring different cultures. The team has produced and performed extensively in the arts scene as well as at corporate events.
Today, HANDS has nine (9) full-time performers, nineteen (19) part-time performers and ten (10) trainee performers. The performers are divided into two (2) performing groups – the original core members, HANDS 1; and HANDS 2 formed in 2005. A HANDS Gamelan Group, was formed in 2007 when a custom made gamelan set was acquired.
Composer Jimmy Ch’ng
Ju4Ji2 is a festive piece with an artistic soul. This piece starts with a solo drummer playing a big red drum at centre stage who is slowly joined by his fellow drummers. This marks the journey of a drummer as they play rhythms from deep within their souls. After coming together as a team, the drummers perform rhythms and movements feeding off the unseen, unspoken but deeply felt connection between one another.