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Soaked in Sweet Sounds

“Whether it’s tiny droplets dripping with a ting into a sink, the whoosh of rainfall soaking city streets or the thundering rush of rapid white rivers, the sounds of water are inherent in our experiences. However, few have likely ever heard or seen water portrayed quite the way it will be Saturday night at Twichell Auditorium, when guest water percussionist David Cossin performs “Water Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra” with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The concerto, written by Tan Dun, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer of the film score for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” features various waterborne instruments he invented along with percussionist Christopher Lamb, played within and around a pair of transparent hemispherical basins filled with water. “Water is just like music,” Dun said via telephone from New York City. “Music is different from literature, it’s absolutely a boundless language; water also is boundless.” –  The Spartanburg Herald-Journal

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