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Third Coast Percussion (TCP) brings an immersive concert experience of exciting new works for percussion to the Gallery. Although Devonté Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange) is best known as a performer and producer in the R&B and pop-music spheres, he also wrote Perfectly Voiceless and two other classical and minimalist-inspired compositions for the ensemble, which are featured on TCP’s latest album, Fields. Indie-pop star Ryan Lott (a.k.a. Son Lux) composed Quartered for TCP, calling on the performers to surround the audience and constantly stretch and bend the perception of time. Finally, the ensemble performs the Washington, D.C., premiere of Perpetulum, composed for them by legendary composer Philip Glass—his first-ever work for percussion ensemble.

The concert will take place in the West Garden Court.

Program

DEVONTÉ HYNES Perfectly Voiceless
ANNIKA SOCOLOFSKY The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: ambedo
PHILIP GLASS Perpetulum
RYAN LOTT Quartered
DAVID SKIDMORE Torched and Wrecked

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Perpetulum by Philip Glass was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion with lead support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation. The work was co-commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Bravo! Vail Music Festival, San Francisco Performances, Town Hall Seattle, Performance Santa Fe, the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and the Third Coast Percussion New Works Fund, with additional support from Friedrich Burian, Bruce Oltman, MITO Settembre Musica, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, and the Percussive Arts Society.

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