by Jarrett Hoffman
A varied, compelling, and concise program came to life through excellent performances when percussionists Andrew Pongracz and Mell Csicsila of Duo Anime visited Survival Kit on January 14. The live-streamed concert was presented as part of the Local 4 Music Fund’s Tuning In series.
The program spanned from the Baroque era to the 20th century, and from mallets to a menagerie of unpitched instruments. It was mostly laid out in sets, creating the satisfying feeling of turning from one chapter to the next. On the technological side of things, the video went through periods of freezing up, and the camera fell askew a couple of times, but more importantly, the audio was pristine throughout.