Glenn Kotche, solo percussion

Glenn Kotche, solo percussion

with Andrew Meyerson, percussion, and accompanying films

Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall

$30.00 (Adult) | $10.00 (Stanford Student)
$27.00 (Other Student)
$15.00 (Youth Under 18)
General Admission

Hailed for his “unfailing taste, technique, and discipline” (Chicago Tribune), percussionist Glenn Kotche is best known as the drummer for the renowned rock band Wilco. In this mostly solo show, Kotche performs his own work and music by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” (The New Yorker), famed for evoking sounds of the natural world. The program features Adams’ drum kit opera Illimaq “Spirit Journeys”; film of performances held in the Alaskan tundra; and Kotche’s musical re-telling of the epic Monkey Chant tale, with accompanying shadow-puppet film. Percussionist and Stanford alumnus Andrew Meyerson (of the duo The Living Earth Show) joins Kotche for portions of the performance.

Acknowledgments

Ilimaq was commissioned by The University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, Walker Art Center, and Duke University.