Unconventional Art - Unconventional Spaces
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION - HEADLINING MUSICAL GROUP
Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). The four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and since 2012, have served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
A direct connection with the audience is at the core of all of Third Coast Percussion’s work, whether the musicians are speaking from the stage about a new piece of music, inviting the audience to play along in a concert or educational performance, or inviting their fans around the world to create new music using one of their free mobile apps.
JUDD GREENSTEIN - HEADLINING MUSICAL ARTIST
Judd Greenstein is a composer and advocate for the independent new music community in the US and around the world. Recent commissions include those from Minnesota Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival, and the North Carolina Symphony. He is co-director of New Amsterdam Records and curator of New York’s Ecstatic Music Festival.
TESSA BRINCKMAN - HEADLINING MUSICAL ARTIST
"When Flutes Spoke Words"
Flutist Tessa Brinckman presents her solo concert, which, in 2017, emerged from collaborations with a composer in Paris, and an academic residency in New Zealand. The program unfolds the mysterious, virtuosic worlds between narrative and music. It features flute, piccolo, alto, upright bass flute and electroacoustics, and text woven around micro-tonalities, lyricism and musical groove. Highlights include a poem commissioned from local poet Angela Decker, traditional Maori instruments in a haunting tribute to Gaelic lore, and work that is literally between speech and music. The flutist also performs her own work, starring the Australian magpie, American gun culture, and Istanbul.