Resounding Earth

Beyond East Meets West Towards a New World of Art and Thought

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“The resonant sounds of the bells created such vivid sounds that one could almost imagine seeing the sound waves moving through the air and bouncing off of one another.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Internationally-acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas wrote 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, 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.

“[Thomas’s music] explodes with an extroverted boldness of utterance audiences and musicians alike find challenging yet immediate. It’s music that doesn’t sound like anybody else’s—music that insists you pay attention.” -John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

OWEN CLAYTON CONDON Fractalia
ALEXANDRE LUNSQUI Shi
DAVID SKIDMORE Trying
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Resounding Earth (TCP commission)


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