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Ionisation is a classical percussion ensemble concert as imagined by late virtuoso and master teacher, Robert Hohner. Recorded in 1998, the recording was shelved with the sudden illness and passing of Mr. Hohner. 

Years in the making, Music Starts From Silence (MSFS) collaborated with ensemble members and the Hohner family to obtain original recordings, as well as Robert’s notes. This release celebrates the life and legacy of Robert Hohner, through wonderfully captured performances of his internationally renowned ensemble.

Instrumentation includes: a marimba orchestra, Varèse’s percussion orchestra, and a variety of chamber ensembles in between.

Digital download features bonus items including a PDF of full album artwork.

This is a not-for-profit project aimed at disseminating the work and honoring the legacy of Robert Hohner. All proceeds go toward recouping investments in this recording, and then toward funding future projects.

Tax-deductible donations can be made to MSFS' Hohner Legacy Project fund through our fiscal sponsor, the Brooklyn Arts Council, at this link: givalike.org/public/quickgive.aspx?cid=187


released August 21, 2015

Produced by Robert Hohner and Music Starts From Silence.

Recorded at Alma College 1998. Engineered by Jeff Harrison.
Mastered in Brooklyn, NY by Joe Lambert.

Recording Copyright 2015 Music Starts From Silence.

Artwork by Stephen Gilewski Design.


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