Concert Stream – SOUND/SITES: John Corkill, percussion

John Corkill

May 27, 2021 | 7:00PM

$15 | Free for UChicago Students

This concert premieres at 7 pm CDT on Thursday, May 27 and will be available until 11:59 pm CDT on Monday, May 31.


Seung-won Oh: Circle for Solo Percussionist
Kyong Mee Choi: Flowerlips
Tonia Ko: Breath, Contained
Marta Ptaszynska: Spider Walk
Augusta Read Thomas: Enchanted Invocation
                                         Bebop Riddle
Michael Burritt: 
The Offering

Percussionist John Corkill aims to orient himself at an intersection, between avant-garde new music and the general public. As a part of UChicago Presents' SOUND/SITES series in collaboration with the Department of Music, Corkill sculpts wonderful, curiosity-sparking performances that showcase the unique architecture at the University of Chicago. With drums, cymbals, chimes, bubble wrap, wood blocks, gongs, and more, Corkill takes advantage of the shapes, spaces, and surfaces of Mansueto library, Saieh Hall, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House to create one-of-a-kind musical experiences featuring the work of composers with deep ties to Chicago.

Presented in partnership with the Department of Music.