Microphones, music stands, lights, cables, a thousand mallets. Plus the instruments - some of them large (marimbas, drum kits, cymbals, a gong, a piano), and some of them found objects (pipes, empty whiskey bottles, a string of paperclips). And the artists themselves: Rob, Pete, Sean, David, all with earpieces plugged in and playing in perfect syncopation. Third Coast Percussion is a complete sensory experience. A few weeks ago, they gave me free range on stage at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts during their dress rehearsal with one directive: get all four musicians in one frame. The solution was a multiple exposure frame created in the camera; it also captured the organized chaos of instruments.
Third Coast Percussion
Hard to believe the season has ended, but the 15th Summer Concert Series presented by Rush Hour Concerts was another good one filled with a variety of music. Here is a gallery of fantastic artists whom I had the pleasure of photographing throughout the summer.