Third Coast Percussion
Friday, February 21, 2014
Internationally acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas composed Resounding Earth for Third Coast Percussion, collecting over 125 bells from around the world to create a beautiful and completely unprecedented sound world. Burmese spinning bells, Indian “Noah” bells, Japanese rin (“singing bowls”), Thai gongs and many more bells and bell-sounds from around the world are brought together on a single stage to create a powerful new work by one of the most sought-after composers working today. The program is rounded out by two other works that marry sounds from East and West.
Resounding Earth was commissioned by The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with additional funding from The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts/Department of Music and the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
7:30 pm Concert Program
Guo Wenjing: Parade
John Cage: Third Construction
Augusta Read Thomas: Resounding Eart