filmed by Brendan Canty
Heralded by The Chicago Tribune for his “unfailing taste, technique and discipline,” Glenn Kotche’s eclectic performances and original compositions have explored the creative use of rhythm and space through various percussion projects the past 20 years. Born in 1970 in Roselle, Illinois, Glenn studied percussion under James Campbell at the University of Kentucky. In 2007 the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts honored Kotche as a distinguished alumnus for his international contributions to percussion composition and performance. Following graduation, his various stints with groups and ensembles have resulted in participation on over 80 albums to date, including three recorded solo works, entitled Introducing, Next, and Mobile (the last released on Nonesuch Records).