Interconnectedness: An Interview with Third Coast Percussion


April 25, 2017
by Sumner Coy
Interview with Katy Henriksen

Third Coast Percussion’s expansive take on Steve Reich earned them a Grammy this year, and the group has forged a reputation for opening up to the audience in novel ways–such as the use of smartphone apps to offer intimate participation and awareness of the process.

“I think most people are curious, creative people, and if you appeal to people’s curious nature, that’s a point of connection,” explains Third Coast member Sean Connors to Of Note’s Katy Henriksen.

Third Coast brings their sense of musical inclusiveness to the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with a free concert May 19th, performing John Luther Adam’s Inuksuit as part of Walton Art’s Center’s Artosphere Festival of 2017. Characteristically, the performance will make use of outsiders provided with sheets of musical cues to enhance the immersion.

As Connors puts it, “Music is for everyone that’s experiencing it.”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

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