Michael Gordon's Timber is an evening-length tour de force. Scored for six graduated, amplified, wooden simantras, the work brings the physicality, endurance, and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this piece, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures—often each player's 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 composition for percussion, XY.
Timber performed by Mantra Percussion at National Gallery of Art
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
National Gallery of Art – West Building, West Garden Court
Located between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NWWashington, DC 20001
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