Fascinating Rhythm

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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