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University of Notre Dame – Wild Sound

8:00 p.m.

Featuring guest artist Glenn Kotche on drumset

The world premiere of a new large-scale work by Glenn Kotche, renowned composer and drummer from the rock band, Wilco.

"Wild Sound" challenges the distinctions that exist between music and noise, instrument and everyday object, performance and daily life. Composer Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion are creating this new musical work combining field recordings from cities around the world, live performance, and the construction and de-construction of musical instruments on stage. These custom-made percussion instruments have been conceptualized by Kotche and are being designed and built by students and faculty at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Engineering. The field recordings in the work are drawn from Kotche’s international touring as drummer for the Grammy-winning rock band, Wilco. The field recordings create a narrative arc that draws the listener from the sounds of the natural world to the industrial sounds of modern urban life.

KOTCHE Wild Sound (world premiere, commissioned by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center)
REICH Music for Drums
REICH Nagoya Marimbas
KOTCHE Drumkit Quartet #51

Click here to learn more about the project.


Wild Sound was commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 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. Additional support provided by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series.

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