Exploring the juxtaposition of speech, visual media, and music, percussionist Julian Loida has created a repertoire of inventive and moving works. Through his dedications he explores the concept of "what jazz is", the history of art, the development of the Civil-Rights Movement, and the post-Holocaust era. Julian though only 24 has created a repertoire that ties generations and art-disciplines together all through one pastiche percussion concert.
Since developing this collage style of composition in his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, his works have been critically acclaimed by both percussionists, musicians, composers, and art historians alike. From the principle percussionist of the New York Philharmonic to the artistic director of Alarm Will Sound to professors of Art History from Indiana University, Julian's visionary work continues to be supported and encouraged.
Julian began playing his works for his degree recitals at Indiana University and upon moving to the East Coast have performed at venues such as The Lilypad, Gallery 263, The Record Company, New England Conservatory's Brown Hall, CityPOP Egleston, and The Chautauqua Music Festival.