Third Coast Percussion

Katy Henriksen

On May 19th, an assembly of 80 or so musicians traveling from 11 states will assemble at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with a panoply of percussive instruments to perform John Luther Adam's Inuksuit, an expansive piece named for the Inuit landmarks fashioned from raw stone, with Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion as part of this year's Artosphere Festival

Saverio Truglia

Third Coast Percussion's expansive take on Steve Reich earned them a Grammy this year, and the group has forged a reputation for opening up to the audience in novel ways--such as the use of smartphone apps to offer intimate participation and awareness of the process.

"I think most people are curious, creative people, and if you appeal to people's curious nature, that's a point of connection," explains Third Coast member Sean Connors to Of Note's Katy Henriksen.

The ever vibrant and virtuosic Third Coast Percussion takes on Steve Reich in their latest project with four pieces from a composer called "the most original musical thinker of our time," by the New York Times. Hear highlights on Tuesday's program.