Taktus epk

Percussion - Classical - Urban

In 2010, Greg Harrison and Jonny Smith created the percussion duo Taktus while pursuing Masters Degrees at the University of Toronto. With a wide range of musical influences - from classical to electronic - Taktus seeks to create music that crosses borders between genres and is relevant to contemporary audiences. Their premiere project is set of marimba duet arrangements of Glass Houses - a seminal work of Canadian minimalism by composer Ann Southam. Their performances have been described as "virtuosic" (Gapplegate Music), "impeccable and articulate" (The WholeNote Magazine), and ”daring" (I Care If you Listen).  2015 was a break-out year for Taktus with the launch of their critically acclaimed debut album, Glass Houses for Marimba (Centrediscs). The album gained national recognition by earning spot on CBC’s “Top 10 Classical Albums of 2015” and a nomination for "Classical Recording of the Year” at the 2017 ECMA’s.  In the fall of 2016, Taktus embarked on a 17-show tour in eastern Canada, performing arrangements of Aphex Twin, Philip Glass and Southam. 

reviews + Press quotes

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"...absolutely brilliant recording..." - Scene Mag


"This albums succeeds on all fronts"

- I Care If You Listen


"The percussion duo Taktus wasn't even on our radar until Centrediscs dropped this sonic bomb in July, and now we're superfans."

CBC Music


Glass Houses No.5 Official Music Video

2016 Tour Documentary