December 13 – 15, 2012

Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin United States
Description Our show:
The New York premiere of Michael Gordon's evening-length percussion sextet, Timber, for six amplified 2x4s.

Sights and Sounds:
Six wooden 2x4s from a hardware store, suspended over saw horses and cut to varying lengths to alter their pitch. Contact microphones capture the boards' unique harmonic profiles, which are amplified through the sound system, creating kaleidoscopic waves of cascading polyrhythms and musical lines.

Most underrated quality of a 2x4:
The aurora borealis of sound created by its complex harmonic spectrum.

Preferred household item to beat repeatedly with mallets:
A metal mixing bowl filled with some water.

The experience of performing Michael Gordon's Timber is best compared to:
Flying through a nebula in the Andromeda Galaxy.
Identifier 2012f.01139
Season Fall 2012
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
lighting designerJim Findlay
musical directorMichael Gordon
sound designerJamie McElhinney