Music by Michael Gordon
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.
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.