Is there anyone who doesn't like watching drumming? There's something innately exciting about seeing someone bang on something really hard. Percussionists do more than just hit the skins, though.

Is there anyone who doesn't like watching drumming? There's something innately exciting about seeing someone bang on something really hard. Percussionists do more than just hit the skins, though.

During the eighth-annual Drums Downtown concert, percussion students and faculty from OSU will turn more unusual objects into instruments: balloons, water, a cactus - even fire. While they play innovative pieces by Steve Reich, John Cage and other esteemed contemporary composers, members of OSU's Department of Dance will perform original choreography.

As if that's not enough of a spectacle, faculty members from OSU's Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design will be showing responsive animation during the performance. Get your tickets early: The show usually sells out.