Mantra Percussion Featuring Michael Gordon’s "Timber" 10/10/11


8PM Monday, October 10, 2011 

Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall 

Free Admission

Mantra Percussion is pleased to announce a new commission with American composer Michael Gordon. Gordon’s new piece, Timber, is an evening-length tour de force. Scored for six graduated wooden 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.

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Performance includes three Stony Brook University Alumni



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