HAMIRUGE – THE LSU PERCUSSION GROUP is dedicated to the performance of quality literature written for the percussion ensemble. The group has been at the forefront of commissioning, performing, and premiering new works for this medium. The ensemble, under the direction of Brett William Dietz, has commissioned and/or premiered the works of Kevin Volans, David Stock, Daniel Lentz, Rodney Sharman, Randall Woolf, Michael Wittgraf, Peter Klatzow, Luduino Pitombeira, Stanley Leonard, Christopher Deane, Daniel Adams, Anders Åstrand, Michael Burritt, and Mark Ford. Hamiruge performed at the 2009 and 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention and made its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2012. The group is featured on Stanley Leonard’s recordings Collage and Reunion as well as In Motion: The Percussion Music of David Stock and Toxic Rainbows.