Fascinating Rhythm

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

American composer Michael Gordon's music is an outgrowth of his underground New York rock band experience combined with formal music training from Yale, so it's no surprise that he's obsessed with the nature of rhythm. Co-founder of the rousing ensemble Bang on a Can, Gordan has built his career on exploring rhythm and what happens when different rhythms are piled on top of each other, to mesmerizing effect. Tonight we hear Alarm Will Sound perform a selection from his opera Van Gogh. Also, music of Daniel Schnyder and Jacques Loussier.

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Comments [2]

tMcKnight from new york

Hello Kim - first piece tonight was "Plume" by Ljova. Recording by Brooklyn Rider. thanks for listening

Sep. 17 2009 11:57 PM
Kim from East Village

Hi Terrence, I listen to your show very often and your interesting selections keep me returning. Want to say how much I enjoyed the 1st song you played tonight. It really caught my attention. My hand were busy so I couldn't write down the name-but I will check back for your playlist tomorrow.

Sep. 17 2009 08:40 PM

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