Third Coast Percussion, In C, Flashmob

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Formed in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has developed an international reputation with concerts and recordings of inspiring energy and subtle nuance.

The ensemble enhances the performances it offers with cutting edge new media, including free iPhone and iPad apps that allow audience members to create their own musical performances and take a deeper look at the music performed by Third Coast Percussion.

Third Coast Percussion is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, a position they assumed in 2013. Third Coast’s recent and upcoming concerts and residencies include the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Town Hall Seattle, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival (CO), Eastman Kilbourn Recital Series (NY), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Liquid Music Series (MN), Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC), Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis, National Gallery of Art (DC), University of Chicago Presents, the Austin Chamber Music Festival, and more.

Third Coast Percussion will be Artists in Residence at the University of Central Arkansas, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2015.  For more information, contact Blake Tyson at or visit

About In C:  Composed by Terry Riley in 1964, In C is a musical piece scored for an indefinite number of performers.  It consists of 53 short, numbered musical phrases, lasting from half a beat to 32 beats. As one musician plays the note C in repeated eighth notes on a pitched percussion instrument (as The Pulse), the others play each phrase an arbitrary number of times. In C is a response to the abstract academic serialisttechniques used by many modern classical composers such as Schoenberg up to the 1960s and is often cited as the first minimalist composition.

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