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Music for 2x4s

Posted at 3:54 PM on August 30, 2011 by Daniel Gilliam

Composer Michael Gordon explores the various timbres of a set of 2x4s in, wait for it... Timber, which was co-commissioned by the Dutch dance company, Club Guy and Roni, Slagwerk den Haag, Mantra Percussion, with generous support from the Nief-Norf project. Gordon talks about composing the piece here.

When I heard of the piece, I was a little skeptical. How interesting could a few pieces of wood really be? Now that I've heard part of it, I find the textures intriguing. What do you think?