Michael Gordon's "TIMBER" Performed by Da Camera
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 - 6:00 PM | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
This concert is FREE and open to the public!
The Galveston Artist Residency and Da Camera of Houston are pleased to present Timber by Michael Gordon. Timber is an extended meditation created by six wooden boards that come to life in the hands of the finest percussionists from Corpus Christi and Houston. The rhythms will swirl around the gallery and create an experience unlike any other kind of music. Please join us on Friday, January 22nd at 6pm for this one-of-a-kind aural experience. The concert is free and open to the public.
"But the experience is gripping throughout, as if one is in the presence of unpredictable machinations of some benevolent but entirely inscrutable intelligence. It's bewildering and comforting at the same time, and considerably better than struggling with an Ikea instruction booklet."
"...one of the things that makes "Timber'' so compulsively listenable is the way Gordon structures each player's crescendos and decrescendos, creating waves of sound in the performance space. Contact microphones are attached to each simantra, to bring out the overtones in each instrument. The changes in timbre and rhythmic pattern are so subtle that they seem more like natural occurrences than conscious decisions on the part of composer and performers."
- Matthew Guerrieri, Boston Globe
"The glorious overtones produced from this limited array has to be heard to be believed. ... The sextet breathes these polyryhthms in and out of existence with subtlety, losing itself in ripples of the space-time continuum. ... Gordon describes his artistic intent as akin to shamanist author Carlos Castaneda's pilgrimage into the desert, wiping the brain clear to "bring on visions." Minimalist compositions tend to have that effect, but it's been ages since we've blissfully zoned out to such a degree."
- Time-Out Chicago