Unconventional Art - Unconventional Spaces
LEFT EDGE PERCUSSION - MICHAEL GORDON'S "TIMBER"
Michael Gordon's Timber is an evening-length tour de force, scored for six graduated, amplified, wooden Simantras (2x4s). The work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this 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. – Mantra Percussion
Performed by Left Edge Percussion, directed by Terry Longshore, along with a newly-created immersive video experience by faculty artists David Bithell and Cody Bustamante.