Gray Center Mellon Fellows Glenn Kotche (composer and percussionist) and Steven Rings (Department of Music) discuss the exciting early stages of their fellowship VoiceGrooveSong.
Heralded by The Chicago Tribune for his “unfailing taste, technique and discipline,”Glenn Kotche has received international attention as one of the most exciting, creative and promising composers and performers in contemporary music. His eclectic compositions and performances have focused on the creative use of rhythm, structure and space. Born in 1970 in Roselle, Illinois, Glenn graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in music performance from the prestigious University of Kentucky Percussion Program. In 2007 he was honored as a distinguished alumnus from UK’s College of Fine Arts for his international contributions to percussion composition and performance.
Professor Steven Rings (Department of Music) and composer / percussionist Glenn Kotche aim to rethink the three musical categories of voice, groove, and song, considering them at once as a fused, holistic group, and as parameters amenable to strategic separation and recombination.