25 March 2011
Ethan Lewis Maltby, Commercial Music and Performing Arts lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, is showcasing his extraordinary talent in a national tour of his new percussion spectacular, DrumChasers.
The cast for the vibrant and exciting show includes Stephen Fry, as the narrator, and Jack Warner, who plays the main character. Ten fantastic percussionists and dancers will also take to the stage in Folkestone, on Saturday 2 April, which is part of a nationwide tour at 19 venues.
After the international success of his first show, Noise Ensemble, performed live in front of a 90,000 strong Wembley crowd and 100 million TV viewers, Ethan has composed and directed another explosion of sound and light with a story of rivalry, romance and rhythm.
Chris Price, Campus Director at University Centre Folkestone, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by Ethan and we are very proud to have a composer and theatre practitioner of this calibre at Canterbury Christ Church University.”
The performance will take place in Folkestone on Saturday 2 April at the Leas Cliff Hall starting at 7.30 pm. For more information and to book your tickets please visit: www.drumchasers.com.
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University Centre Folkestone offers a great range of Performing Arts degrees and is situated in the heart of the Creative Quarter – the main area of Folkestone's regeneration.
Ethan Maltby is a British composer based in Canterbury, Kent. He writes music for TV, theatre, cinema and the Concert Hall. Maltby has scored many films and animations covering many different genres. He has collaborated with Spanish filmmaker Jesus Monllao on several projects, scoring the award winning ‘La Mirada Oblique’, ‘Gloria and The Legacy’ and also with animator Kam-Li Cheng on her stunning animation the ‘Highwayman’ and ‘Avatara’.
In late 2006, Maltby scored ‘Waste Man’, the soundtrack for the first British virtual reality stage play ‘A midsummer night’s dream’, the score for Hungarian play ‘Bloodletting’ and several musicals.
In 2004 Maltby created, composed and directed ‘Noise Ensemble’, a percussion show which has been touring since 2006. This spectacular show has played extensively in UK theatres and venues including the South Bank Centre, Wembley Stadium and on TV’s Blue Peter. It has also toured Russia, Belgium, Holland, South Korea, Switzerland, Norway and Cyprus. Noise ensemble was the first percussion show created and composed by Ethan Lewis Maltby.
He also composed the score for the 2008 and 2009 FA Cup Final Opening Ceremonies – his track ‘FA Overture’ has since become the players walk-on anthem for all major FA games.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
• As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.