Timber Remixed

Mantra Percussion
Cantaloupe Music

When Michael Gordon’s Timber, scored for six amplified wooden 2-by-4s, premiered in 2009, it brought the physicality and endurance of percussion performance to a new level. In the liner notes for Slagwerk Den Haag’s recording of the piece, released on Cantaloupe Music in 2011, Gordon described a connection to the work of shamanist author Carlos Castaneda, whose self-imposed spirit journey in the desert could wipe the brain clean and “bring on visions.” 

Newly recorded by Mantra Percussion and reworked by an A-list of producers and DJs, Gordon’s deep exploration into the extreme possibilities of rhythm gets the full electronic treatment on Timber Remixed. The double-CD set also includes Mantra’s live performance of Timber from the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon.

Six key remixes by Squarepusher, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fennesz and more are also available on limited edition, individually numbered 180-gram vinyl.

Disc 1:

01 Jóhann Jóhannsson 
02 Sam Pluta 
03 Tim Hecker 
04 Fennesz 
05 Oneohtrix Point Never 
06 Greg Saunier 
07 HPRIZM/High Priest of APC 
08 Ian Williams 
09 Squarepusher 
10 Ikue Mori 
11 Mira Calix 
12 Hauschka

Disc 2:

01 Mantra Percussion – Timber Live

Works on this album: 

Timber (2009) 60'

six percussionists playing wooden simantras (2x4s) [all instruments amplified]

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Instruments:  Percussion 
Ensembles:  Mantra Percussion