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Four electric guitars pushed against the grain.
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Performances no longer available.
US Premiere
Amplified
Dec 14—Dec 17, 2016
 
Music

Dublin Guitar Quartet
Music by Michael Gordon
Directed by Jim Findlay

Presented in association with Irish Arts Center

 
 

The Dublin Guitar Quartet goes electric for the third installment of Bang on a Can founding composer Michael Gordon’s series exploring the untapped possibilities of select instruments. In Timber (2012 Next Wave), layered polyrhythms rippled from amplified two-by-fours situated in the round. In 2012’s Rushes, seven bassoonists used circular breathing to sustain clouds of mercurial sound. For Amplified, Gordon’s experiment takes a six-stringed turn. With the audience seated on four sides, the musicians send reverb-saturated pulsations across the aural field while redefining what the guitar as an ensemble instrument can be.

 

The Dublin Guitar Quartet is supported by Culture Ireland

 
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“With eight hands and 24 strings it seems the Dublin Guitar Quartet can tackle almost anything”
— NPR
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