Michael Gordon’s Rushes

This week, Cantaloupe released Rushes, Michael Gordon’s latest recording. An album length piece for multiple bassoons, it layers ostinatos of repeated notes into buzzing micro-polyphonic textures. It is much like Timber, his recent work for percussionists playing wooden slats, but, of course, the permutation of pitches are more accentuated by Rushes’ bassoons.

You can hear the recording this week on WQXR; it is their album of the week. Or go to hear it live tonight in Boston, on Friday in Philadelphia, or at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey on Saturday. (details below)


Tufts’ Granoff Music Center (Boston) – 3/26
The Icebox at Crane Arts (Philly) – 3/28
Montclair State Univ. (Montclair, NJ) – 3/29

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