Miller Theatre Composer Portrait Concert

April 25, 2016

world premiere
May 11-12
Miller Theatre

A new concert-length work for 2 pianists and 2 percussionists; an immersive environment for a uniquely intimate, multisensory series of four portrait concerts over two nights at Columbia University’s legendary new-music mecca!

Columbia University’s iconic Miller Theatre presents the next installment of their Portrait concerts on May 11 and 12, with a new 90-minute world premiere, called Material, for two pianos and two percussionists, performed by New York City’s Yarn/Wire. With design and direction by Jim Findlay, Gordon brings the audience onto the stage with the ensemble for four concerts over two days. With all of his music over the past 30+ years, Gordon has never attempted something quite like this: a new piece that treats space and movement as an essential element of the composition, as vital as sound and time.