November06 2019 (Wed)
8:00 PM

Michael Gordon & Mantra Percussion

Strings of Autumn Festival 2019

DOX centre for contemporary art | Classical Music

90 minutes | Not available

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Date: November 06, 2019 | 20:00 (Wed)
Venue: DOX centre for contemporary art
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people

Acclaimed composer presents a special evening of his works for small ensembles

Following appearances by David Lang and Julia Wolfe at recent editions of Strings of Autumn, their sometime collaborator Michael Gordon – himself one of the most acclaimed composers working today – comes to the festival in 2019.

Gordon’s music has been celebrated for its imaginative boldness and fusion of elements that include classical minimalism, a punk-rock edge, and the risk-taking spirit of free jazz.

His Strings of Autumn concert will be an evening devoted to his work for smaller ensembles, featuring his iconic composition ‘Timber’ (for six percussionists, each playing  a wooden simantra (or 2×4 wooden plank) ) performed by the American ensemble Mantra Percussion, who originally co-commissioned the work and recorded it for album release.

The program also presents examples of Gordon’s work for string quartet: the pieces ‘Clouded Yellow,’ ‘Potassium,’ and ‘Exalted,’ originally written for Kronos Quartet, will be performed by one of the pre-eminent domestic ensembles, the Zemlinsky Quartet.

Important: 

  • One intermission