Rock Dots, Knick-Knacks and Wrist Watch Geology
In Mayne Stage's intimate club atmosphere, Third Coast Percussion presents an evening of quirky new musical explorations by today's most creative composers. The program includes premieres of newly commissioned works from Chicago-based composer Chris Fisher-Lochhead and composer/electronic musician Ryan Ingebritsen, and Princeton-based composer Dmitri Tymoczko, as well as Nico Muhly's "Pillaging Music", Alexandre Lunsqui's "Shi" for tiny table-top instruments, and Mark Applebaum's "Wristwatch Geology," the tiny score of which is inscribed on the face of 4 analog wristwatches.
Hailed by The Guardian for their “special fluency and zest that sets them apart,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering vibrant performances for audiences of all kinds. Since its formation in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has gained national attention with concerts and recordings that meld the energy of rock music with the precision and nuance of classical chamber works.
In addition to its national performances, Third Coast Percussion’s hometown presence includes an annual Chicago series, with four to five concerts in locations around the city. The ensemble has collaborated in concert with acclaimed ensembles Eighth Blackbird, Signal, and the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, pianists Amy Briggs and Lisa Moore, cellists Nicholas Photinos and Tobias Werner, flautist Tim Munro, vocalist Ted Hearne, and video artists Luftwerk. Third Coast’s passion for community outreach includes a wide range of residency offerings while on tour, in addition to a longterm residency with the Davis Square Park Community Band on Chicago’s South Side.
The members of Third Coast Percussion—Owen Clayton Condon, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore—hold degrees in music performance from Northwestern University, the Yale School of Music, the New England Conservatory, and Rutgers University.
Third Coast Percussion performs exclusively with Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.