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 record-ings 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. Project development began at the DeBartolo Center in August 2013. Subsequent work-shopping will take place in 2014 before the project’s premiere in September 2014.
Approximately 60 minutes, no intermission
September 5, 2014
University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
$15,000 USD plus travel, backline, and hotels for 4.
U.S. and international touring, 2-3 co-commissioning partners.