Michael Gordon's percussion sextet, Timber is an evening-length tour de force scored for six graduated wooden 2x4s, also known as Simantras--Greek liturgical percussion instruments used by French composer Iannis Xenakis. The work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this new work, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures: often each players' hands are in separate rhythmic 'worlds', each traversing a different dynamic contour from loud to soft to loud, similar in some respects to his solo for percussion, XY.
2640 Space (View)
2640 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
I am a percussion student at Peabody and am a little late reserving tickets, is there any way I can still make sure i'll get to see the concert?|
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