Rituals and Meditations

Exploring music's role in renewal, recovery, and reflection

Rituals permeate every aspect of human life, and music is no exception. An evening of inventive new works for percussion explores how music plays a role in everything from renewing a world in chaos to the pursuit of wellness through meditation practice.

Missy Mazzoli’s Millennium Canticles imagines the musicians as a post-apocalyptic group of survivors who struggle to remember the rituals and stories that once made them human. Tyondai Braxton’s Sunny X is a meditation on small phrases of non-pitched percussion and electronics that takes the audience on a riveting sonic journey. A new original composition by Third Coast Percussion brings the focus inward, exploring the ritual of meditation through sound.

Contact Reba Cafarelli, TCP Managing Director, for more information: reba@thirdcoastpercussion.com.

Read a feature article about Third Coast Percussion’s concerts, residencies, commissions, and other activities from The Chicago Reader.