A new musical experience that brings communities together
Composer and arts educator Danny Clay and Third Coast Percussion are teaming up to create a new evening-length work that will invite participation from performers of a wide range of experience levels—from professionals to novices. The piece will be performed in a public location with the audience moving freely throughout the performance space, and draw influence from Clay’s use of the element of “play” and community-building in his works.
This work builds on several community music-making projects TCP has led in the past, include Inuksuit by John Luther Adams and In C by Terry Riley.
The ensemble’s goal in commissioning this new work is to build a project from the outset that addresses its main goals in community music-making:
- Inclusion of as many participants as possible with musical material that matches each players’ level of experience and appetite for challenge.
- A beautiful, fun, powerful piece of music that speaks to a wide range of audience members.
- A fun and inviting experience for both performers and audience.