Joshua Manchester | Percussion


Joshua Manchester Joshua Manchester is originally from Morrison, IL. He earned a bachelors degree from Luther College and went on to receive a Masters Degree in percussion performance from the University of Illinois-Urbana on assistantship. After a couple years teaching in Alaska, he moved to Chicago and began performing with orchestras and many modern music groups while teaching at St. Xavier University and Sherwood Conservatory. As a composer and improviser, Joshua says, "The physical world creates many rhythms that would be regular if the system they existed in were not so complex. As humans, we lack the competency to make creations that will adapt to complex systems, only simple ones. Our only recourse has been to attempt to define the parameters of the system to suit. I seek to make music that explores this issue."