Monte Coulter Recital - January 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.


Monte Coulter, UTC Professor of Percussion, will present "Chrononomy, Part I," a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall on the UTC campus. The title of the recital comes from the Stravinsky lectures at Harvard, published as “The Poetics of Music”: ““Music presupposes before all else a certain organization in time, a chrononomy...”. 

Dr. Coulter described his program in this way: "The program is a mixture of older, fairly common works that I have had the pleasure of performing in recent years, such as John Serry’s “Therapy for Solo Percussionist”, in which each of three movements of the work expresses a stage of psychotherapy: Anxieties, Fantasies, and Aggressions.  This piece is among the most perfectly descriptive programmatic works for percussion I have ever seen.  Also the programmatic vibes-marimba duet “Vertical River”, composed by Blake Tyson to commemorate a particularly harrowing whitewater rafting trip.  It is my pleasure to perform this with my former student and now colleague, Drew Daniels.

New works to me, and to this stage, include the Paul Smadbeck “Fernando’s Waltz”, a beautiful recital length work for solo marimba, and Benjamin Finley’s “Blade”, an amazing exploration of 4:3 polythythm, composed for 4 drums and three non-resonant metals of the performer’s choosing.

I am particularly excited to play an original work, “Dancer”, for solo vibraphone and congas, which I will perform with my son, Monte Coulter IV.  Dancer was composed for piano, and “re-imagined” for vibes and hand percussion, and received it’s premier in this same Hayes concert hall with John Lawless, Congas, and Scott Turnbow percussion."

There is no admission charge and the public is invited.