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Third Coast Percussion/Glenn Kotche Presenting Series Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM

The world premiere of Kotche’s Wild Sound a revolutionary concert experience uses custom-designed instruments made, performed then destroyed on stage. 

Third Coast Percussion’s collab with fellow Chicagoan Glenn Kotche has ideas operating on so many levels it’s almost performance art. A widely admired composer and drummer for the Grammy-winning Wilco, Kotche recorded found sounds throughout a recent world tour for texture, to “awaken” his ears and draw a blueprint of sonic ideas for Third Coast Percussion’s October debut of Wild Sound.

The work for Wild Sound began nearly two years ago with the concept, which advanced when Kotche visited Notre Dame during Third Coast Percussion’s initial summer residency July 2013. This summer University of Notre Dame Department of Engineering students and faculty completed designs for the custom instruments you will see built, performed and then destroyed on stage—with the sounds of creation and destruction woven into the musical composition.

What is percussion, performance, theater or experience? It is new territory in video, lighting and sound. Kotche also performs solo and joins Third Coast Percussion playing his music for drum sets, marimbas and pre-recorded audio.

“I always find when there’s a lot of questions that you can’t readily get the answers to, that means it’s going to be something really cool and exciting.” –Glenn Kotche


Founder's Room Lounge open to all Choose-Your-Own 6+ Presenting Series season ticket holders from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

TEDGlobal Simulcast TEDXUNDLive Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:00 PM

Be one of the few to see this special simulcast. Free Admission.

Join your colleagues and friends for a simulcast in HD (on a large cinema screen) of the annual TEDGlobal Conference where TEDtalks were created. Each year, the world's leading thinkers and doers gather for the TED conference, which many describe as the highlight of their year.

Notre Dame is one of the few universities in the world to offer several hours of this event, which will be transmitted live from Rio. Don't miss this rare opportunity to participate virtually in a TED conference. Speaker info (approximately 10 speakers will be included in this webcast)

NOTE: The TEDGlobal conference simulcast will be available only at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and will not be streamed anywhere else in the region. This event is separate from TEDxUND (Feb. 27, 2015 held here at the center).

About the TED Conference (
Held annually, the TED Conference is at the heart of TED. More than a thousand people attend this five-day conference about Technology, Entertainment and Design--as well as science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world. More than 70 speakers appear on the mainstage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance and comedy.

Kathy Kosins & Notre Dame Jazz Band Department of Music Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8:00 PM

Vocalist Kathy Kosins with the Notre Dame Jazz Band. Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award-winning vocalist whose newest CD is The Space Between. Her performances have won the hearts of critics and fans around the world with an eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. She will be accompanied by the Notre Dame Jazz Band. Family friendly, all ages are welcome.

Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles Presenting Series Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM

Known to U.S. audiences as the singing voice of Princess Merida, the Disney Pixar heroine of “Brave,” Fowlis stays true to her traditional Gaelic roots in a solo concert with her backup singers. 

Brought up on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, Fowlis is a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture. Involved in traditional music since childhood, over the course of her solo career spanning three highly acclaimed studio albums, Fowlis celebrates a people, their stories, poetry and music.

Julie and the band will sign autographs after the performance. Lyrics and translations can be found here.

Co-sponsored by Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

Schola Musicorum Abend-Musique XLIII Department of Music Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 PM

Gregorian chants sung from medieval sources. Family friendly for ages +6.

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