IDEAS, NOT THEORIES is a theatrical percussion company for unconventional percussion instruments that offers several programs featuring Reynaliz Herrera's original music for bicycles and other unconventional instruments. One of the programs, "Ideas, Not Theories- Full Staged Show" features original music which explores the use of unconventional instruments such as: bicycles, tap and body percussion, water, brushes, as well as traditional percussion instruments such as marimbas and drums, where the musical works are linked together through a story line, physical theater and comedy, and original characters making the complete performance a unique, quirky and creative artistic experience.
* Other programs offered are:
"Ideas, Not Theories- Educational and Interactive Show"
"Ideas, Not Theories- Bicycle Rock Band"
"Ideas, Not Theories- Bicycle Beats"
"Ideas, Not Theories- Bicycle Orchestra"
"BIKEncerto: a concerto for solo bicycle and orchestra"
"Think “STOMP” with Bicycles. That’s the foot-tapping vibe you get from Boston bike-percussionist Reynaliz Herrera’s performances”
Lauren Daley for The Boston Globe
"One of the more unusual releases of the year is Reynaliz Herrera's BIKEncerto: a concerto for solo bicycle and orchestra. Boston-based Herrera incorporates bicycles and bicycle parts as musical elements, but it is not just a gimmick-- this music is substantive and new, and deserving of recognition independent of the unique instrumentation.”
Ken Field-- Saxophonist, WMBR/WOMR radio host, & president, JazzBoston.
The Boston Globe-- The best of Boston music: artists, albums and tracks of 2023.
(James Sullivan and Noah Schaffer - Globe Correspondents)
"A beautiful cacophony of expected sounds. Herrera puts on a wonderfully inventive concert that encourages children to utilize their imaginations and creativity to see music in the mundane. Herrera creates her gloriously inventive soundscapes."
Emilyn Kowaleski from Theatre is Easy (NYC)
"Reynaliz Herrera is a very unusual talent- the kind you discover only once in twenty years."
Pinchas Zukerman, Music Director/Violinist
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