Chamber quartet Sandbox Percussion will perform composer and violinist Matt McBane’s Bathymetry in its entirety in this world premiere performance featuring an opening set by Matt McBane.
Bathymetry – a reference to how bass synthesizers affect percussive sounds, mimicking how the ocean floor shapes the waves above–draws from western classical minimalism and incorporates modern electronic music production. McBane first became interested in the ocean floor as a teen surfer, and this album sees him recreate that mysterious underwater world. Created for analog synthesizer and percussion, Bathymetry also utilizes a mix of found instruments like mixing bowls, ping-pong balls, and glass bottles in a nod to Youtube ASMR videos. McBane’s use of a singular synthesizer acts as a unifying line throughout Bathymetry, shaping each movement like the tide on sea glass.
Journey through Earth's final frontier with Sandbox Percussion and Matt McBane as they explore the various ways sound can shape and move us.
Bathymetry is available everywhere on November 4, 2022 (CD and LP).