Michael Gordon & Mantra Percussion

6 Nov 2019, 8:00 PM

Let’s get straight to it, before we divert you

TICKETS: 600 CZK | balcon 500 CZK 

Multifunctional hall DOX+
Poupětova 3, Praha 7
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Acclaimed composer curates a special evening of works for small ensembles.

Following appearances by David Lang and Julia Wolfe at recent editions of Strings, their sometime collaborator and Bang on a Can stablemate Michael Gordon – himself one of the most acclaimed composers working today – comes to the festival in 2019. Gordon's musi has been celebrated for its imaginative boldness and fusion of elements that incorporate 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 2x wooden planks) ) performed bythe American ensemble Mantra Percussion, who originally co-commissioned the work and recorded it for album release. The programme will also feature his innovative string quartet works 'Clouded Yellow' and Timber,' performed by the Zemlinsky Quartet.