GLENN KOTCHE & DARIN GRAY: ON FILLMORE

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Thursday, November 29, 2012, 8:00 pm
McCullough Theatre
$10.00-32.00

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

I L I M A Q
World Premiere by John Luther Adams

Glenn Kotche, percussion

Featuring On Fillmore with Darin Gray, bass

Made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and the Executive Vice President and Provost of The University of Texas at Austin

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and Fusebox Festival

With commissioning support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Texas Performing Arts presents the world premiere of I L I M A Q, a drum kit opera written by American composer John Luther Adams for percussionist Glenn Kotche, drummer of the alternative rock band Wilco. The concert also features additional works performed by Kotche’s duo On Fillmore, with bassist Darin Gray.

Chicago-based percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche has been called one of the most exciting, creative, and promising composers and performers in modern music, receiving international attention for his “unfailing taste, technique and discipline” ( Chicago Tribune ). He has been commissioned to write pieces for world-renowned ensembles including Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Sō Percussion, and The Silk Road Ensemble. He is a regular collaborator with contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird.

Composer John Luther Adams has been called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.” Adams was honored with a 2011 Heinz Award, which recognized his ability to connect people to nature through music. His new piece I L I M A Q is an ambitious work for solo percussion, recorded soundscape, and electronic processing.

Mr. Adams will be in residence at UT to work with Mr. Kotche prior to the world premiere.

“In Kotche’s solo atmospheric work with On Fillmore, the drum set becomes an orchestra.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES

“John Luther Adams is one of the greatest living composers – and my personal favorite. He has been extremely important in the evolution of percussion music, composing pieces for a wide range of percussion throughout his career.”
GLENN KOTCHE

Join KUT host Jody Denberg Tuesday Nov. 27th at 7:00pm for a night of lively discussion and live music with Glenn Kotche and Darin Gray.
Up Next with Views and Brews: Glenn Kotche and the Power of Percussion

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
Post-performance Talkback
• Thursday 11/29/12
• Immediately following the performance
• McCullough Theatre

PARKING INFORMATION
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