An album exploring the creation of classical music today


GRAMMY®-Award winning Third Coast Percussion presents an album exploring the myriad ways that classical music is being created today. Perspectives features four new works, each a world premiere recording, written for — and with — Third Coast Percussion by Danny Elfman, Philip Glass, Jlin, and Flutronix.

There are so many ways to create classical music, and this album explores four very different approaches that all, in their way, eschew the paradigms of the genre. The rich sonic universes created in these pieces reflect those approaches, as well as the identities of the music's creators, and the unique creative processes that formed the works.



NPR: Album review

NPR: The 10 Best Classical Albums of 2022

NPR: #19 on Best Songs of 2022

BBC Music Magazine

Chicago Reader

Take Effect

Whole Note

Visit Third Coast Percussion's YouTube channel to watch music videos from the album.

Album artwork by Sonnenzimmer.

Appealing for anyone
— James Manheim, AllMusic —
Jlin's mutable tracks translate beautifully to an acoustic setting.
— Philip Montoro, Chicago Reader —
...demonstrates the kind of high-quality repertoire that is emerging through new compositions and collaborations.
— Laurence Vittes, Gramophone —
This will get your head boppin.'
— Tom Huizenga, NPR Music —
Third Coast Percussion continues to expand the concept of classical music composition.
— Louis Harris, Third Coast Review —