Glenn Kotche, solo percussion
with Andrew Meyerson, percussion, and accompanying films
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall
SOLD OUT. A limited number of $10 Stanford student tickets (1 per ID) are available. Please call the Stanford Ticket Office at 650-725-2787 to order.
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 Ilimaq “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) also performs.
Ilimaq was commissioned by The University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, Walker Art Center, and Duke University.
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