The Noguchi Museum's summerMusic in the Garden series--organized in collaboration with Bang on a Can--concludes on September 8, with a performance by Mantra Percussion. The band will perform Michael Gordon's Timber, a full-length concert scored for six graduated, amplified, wooden Simantras (two by fours) to be played with mallets and fingertips.
Michael Gordon's Timber at BAM Next Wave Festival
© 2012 Ian Douglas
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3 pm
The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street)
Long Island City, New York
Sunday shuttle-bus service is available between Manhattan and the Museum. Information: 718-204-7088, or www.noguchi.org
Free with Museum admission.
|Mantra Percussion is Joe Bergen, Al Cerulo, Chris Graham, Michael McCurdy, Jude Traxler, and Owen Weaver. Committed to expanding the future of percussion music, the group commissions and performs new, significant works for large percussion ensemble by both established and emerging composers.|
Devoted to engaging new audiences, Mantra Percussion challenges the standard classical concert format by producing evening-length events that look toward a grander artistic vision. Hailed by The New York Times as "finely polished...a fresh source of energy" and by Time Out New York as "forward thinking," Mantra Percussion was recognized by The New Yorker and Time Out New York for presenting one of the ten best classical music performances of 2012.
Mantra Percussion has been featured at festivals, venues, and universities throughout North America including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the
Carlsbad New Music Festival, the Bowling Green New Music Festival, MIT with Bang on a Can All-Stars, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, X Avant Festival, New Music New College, Moving Sounds Festival, Ear Heart Music, Hi Fi Music Festival, and Make Music New York.
With its unparalleled musical sensibility, award-winning recordings, and far-ranging commissioning programs, Bang on a Can is one of the world's best recognized and most powerful ambassadors for contemporary music. Founded in 1987, the group commissions, performs, creates, presents, and records, striving to expose new audiences worldwide to exciting and innovative music. For more information:http://bangonacan.org
Designed by Isamu Noguchi and occupying a renovated industrial building dating from the 1920s, The Noguchi Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of the artist's work in all mediums, displayed in a series of indoor galleries and the sculpture garden. Together, this installation and the Museum's special exhibitions expand the context for Noguchi's work and illuminate his influential legacy of innovation. For more information: www.noguchi.org.