Von Hansen is a performer, composer, educator and multi-media artist. He is strongly focussed on developing new music and specializes in works combining percussion and electronics. Von believes in engaging with people through composition, performance, commissioning new works, creating interactive musical video games, and collaborating with musical and visual artists. As the President of the Kansas Percussive Arts Society and a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Technology Committee, Von is committed to increasing the educational opportunities for percussionists. He has presented concerts and masterclasses at various universities and conferences including The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Electronic Music Midwest, The Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance, The Kansas and Oklahoma Days of Percussion, The National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and SEAMUS. Von is a member of the Great Plains Percussion Group and MapMusik, a collective of musical and visual artists presenting works that engage communities around Kansas.
Solo concerts of percussion music, music for percussion and electronics, interactive experiences for audiences using musical “video games.”
Artist talks, hands on experience with percussion instruments and electronics.
Interaction with live musical video games, talks about using music to engage the community, drum circles, introducing audiences to percussion istruments and technology.