Classiclectic Connection: "Fields" Interview with David Skidmore of Third Coast Percussion

Nov 20, 2019

"Fields" from Third Coast Percussion / Devonte Hynes
Credit Cedille Records / Crossover Media

Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion plays music by international R&B and pop music star Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) on their newest album, Fields, marking Hynes's recording debut as a classical composer.

Fields, became available on October 11, 2019, via Cedille Records and features world-premiere recordings of works adapted from music Hynes composed for Third Coast Percussion's 2018 collaboration with modern dance ensemble Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Orchestrated, arranged, and performed by Third Coast Percussion, the album's compositions include Hynes's multimovement "For All Its Fury", which includes the title track "Fields," "Perfectly Voiceless", and "There Was Nothing".

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth had a chance to speak with David Skidmore, Ensemble Member and Executive Director of Third Coast Percussion, about the collaborative process in making Fields:

More information on Third Coast Percussion: thirdcoastpercussion.com

More information on Devonté Hynes: bloodorange.net