Latest News And Info
Below are links to all the latest news and information about my music.
Collaboration with Michael Burritt announced! Michael Burritt and I will be collaborating on a new digital concerto for solo percussion, percussion quartet, and digital audio. Due for completion in late 2019
Available at last on Spotify and iTunes, this piece for eight percussionists and piano was mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios in Wellington.
I'm thrilled to share these new rehearsal resources for percussionists learning Kyoto, Drum Dances, and Matre’s Dance. https://www.johnpsathas.com/buy/
It's wonderful to be able to share this just-released recording of my brass band piece Saxon. An immaculate performance by the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band
A few years ago I handed over EVERYTHING to do with my musical career to the National Library. Original manuscripts, emails, logic files, floppy discs (remember those?), recordings, sketches etc. Since then a huge amount of work has go…
Omar Carmenates, Associate Professor of Percussion at Furman University in Greenville, SC, has spent the last several years arranging and adapting my concerti and chamber works for percussion ensemble. Many of these new arrangements are already published and being performed. Chamber works inc…
I’ve recently been working with Pedro Carneiro on a new album of percussion works which, alongside a new recording of Ukiyo.
I spent January to April 2018 in London to be close to Piano Circus - a group of six pianists - to complete this work. The highlight was a week-long residency at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh where we rehearsed the piece and worked on the sound and monitor mixes, then presented most of the piece to a wonderfully receptive audience. We’re now in the planning stage for a world premie…