Michael Gordon's "Rushes" – National Sawdust January 26

Thursday, January 26, 20177:00pm9:00pm

80 North Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 map
Michael Gordon's "Rushes" - National Sawdust January 26 Brooklyn New York

Composed for seven bassoons, Rushes takes its place alongside Michael Gordon’s Timber for expanding the boundaries of a single instrument’s repertoire into unknown (and at times, otherworldly) spaces. Like Timber, which maps new percussive territory for the simantra—a simple two-by-four slab of wood, amplified and played in a group of six to yield trance-like sonic textures—Rushes brings out tonal and timbral aspects of the bassoon that are meant to induce a quasi-meditative, almost ecstatic state, in the listener as well as the performer.