Artist Spotlight | Robert Dillon
In celebration of Cedille’s newest album release, Perspectives, we are proud to feature Third Coast Percussion’s Robert Dillon in our Artist Spotlight series, where Chicago’s classical artists discuss the music important to them.
Collaborations have been at the center of Third Coast Percussion’s recording projects with Cedille. Their Grammy-nominated albums Archetypes (2021) and Fields (2020) showcase the Grammy Award-winning ensemble’s artistic partnerships with Sérgio and Clarice Assad, and Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange). Their latest album Perspectives is a culmination of these types of partnerships that Third Coast Percussion have developed over its career, and celebrates their collaborative spirit. In addition to the pieces by Danny Elfman and Philip Glass, and jointly composed work with Flutronix, Perspectives also features the music of critically acclaimed electronic musician and composer Jlin (Jerrilynn Patton). Robert Dillon comments on Jlin’s seven-movement suite Perspective in the video below.
Perspectives is now available for purchase and to stream. To learn more about the project and purchase, click below.
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