Third Coast Percussion: Resounding Earth Chicago Premiere
Feb 21, U of Chicago Logan School of the Arts
Third Coast Percussion plays the Chicago premiere Augusta Read Thomas' Resounding Earth, an evocative work exploring the sound world of bells written for them and released on their CD/DVD set on New Focus earlier this year. Peter Margasak, writing for the Chicago Reader, observes, "Third Coast executes the four-part composition with its typical clarity and precision, moving elegantly and deliberately among several colors and textures: stately and cyclical gamelanlike structures with brisk, hypnotic rhythms; contrapuntal melodies whose independent motion creates a deep harmonic resonance; and hovering, sumptuous atmospheric drones. It’s never less than absorbing and otherworldly."