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July 15, 2014
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Learn about the Science Behind Music with Walking Mountains

AVON — This month’s Science Behind is a collaboration with Bravo! Vail and will feature the ensemble Third Coast Percussion. Everyone enjoys music, yet few understand how we actually hear and enjoy different sounds.

During this special event, attendees will explore the science behind sound waves, and the audience will have the opportunity to interact with instruments and oscilloscopes. Attendees will then be treated to a performance by Third Coast Percussion, the ensemble-in-residence at Notre Dame University.

Founded in 2005, Third Coast Percussion brings educational and community-based performances to a wide range of audiences throughout Chicago and across the country. 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. They gained national attention with concerts and recordings that meld the energy of rock music with the precision and nuance of classical chamber works.

These “musicians have become known for ground-breaking collaborations across a wide range of disciplines, including concerts and residency projects with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, astronomers at the Adler Planetarium and more. 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.

The members of Third Coast Percussion — Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin and David Skidmore — hold degrees in music performance from Northwestern University, the Yale School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory and Rutgers University.

Space is limited. The event is free and adult oriented. RSVP to Walking Mountains at 970-827-9725.


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