Music

Timber

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Dec 13—Dec 15, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Dec 14
 
 
 
 
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Mantra Percussion
Music by Michael Gordon

“New music means expressing inexpressible moments of our contemporary lives.”
—Mantra Percussion

Our show:
The New York premiere of Michael Gordon's evening-length percussion sextet, Timber, for six amplified 2x4s.

Sights and Sounds:
Six wooden 2x4s from a hardware store, suspended over saw horses and cut to varying lengths to alter their pitch. Contact microphones capture the boards' unique harmonic profiles, which are amplified through the sound system, creating kaleidoscopic waves of cascading polyrhythms and musical lines.

Most underrated quality of a 2x4:
The aurora borealis of sound created by its complex harmonic spectrum.

Preferred household item to beat repeatedly with mallets:
A metal mixing bowl filled with some water.

The experience of performing Michael Gordon's Timber is best compared to:
Flying through a nebula in the Andromeda Galaxy.

 
 
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Talks 
Post-Show Artist Talk  
 

with Mantra Percussion

Fri, Dec 14

Terrance McKnight moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

Artists
Mantra Percussion
 
Mantra Percussion
 

Formed in 2007, Mantra Percussion has been featured at festivals, venues, and universities throughout North America.

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Michael Gordon on Timber
 
 
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