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Birds of Paradise Festival — DeSingel

Third Coast Percussion is thrilled to join the Birds of Paradise Festival, alongside our friend and featured artist Jlin.

Combining polyrhythmic layered electronics with Chicago footwork and deconstructed club music, Jlin has been a whirlwind of innovation in the musical landscape throughout the past years. But Jerrilynn Patton never struts too far away from organic, classical sounds: that’s why the Dutch Ragazze Quartet and the GRAMMY®-winning, Chicago-based percussion outfit Third Coast Percussion bring Jlin’s tracks to the world of chamber music. First, the Ragazze Quartet will perform Little Black Book, originally commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, followed by the world premiere of Jlin’s Summon for string quartet and percussion. After that, Third Coast Percussion will perform a 7-piece suite entitled Perspective. Their recording of the piece received a GRAMMY® nomination on November 15. Jlin herself can be heard in the grand finale of the event: a DJ set featuring selected works from Akoma (The heart): a performative installation she will craft together with visual artist Florence To.

All works by Jlin.

Little Black Book — Ragazze Quartet
Soul Food, arr. Third Coast Percussion — Third Coast Percussion
Summon — Ragazze Quartet + member of Third Coast Percussion
Perspective — Third Coast Percussion
Akoma — Jlin

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This event is part of the Birds of Paradise Festival, a 5 day festival in which indie pop, electronic and contemporary classical music blend. Internationally, a vibrant scene of genre bending composers, singer-songwriters, electronic artists, ‘classical musicians’ emerges. Birds of Paradise provides a platform for these artists who get their inspiration on the verge of undiscovered artistic territories, genres and disciplines. Click here to learn more and view the full festival lineup.

Perspective by Jlin was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Boulanger Initiative, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Carnegie Hall, the Lester & Hope Abelson Fund for the Performing Arts at the Chicago Community Foundation, the DEW Foundation, and Third Coast Percussion’s New Works Fund.

This engagement is supported in part by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International, a program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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