Recital Series: Rushes Ensemble

“Even within the classical-music world … an ensemble of seven bassoons is a conspicuous novelty. [Rushes] makes one wonder what took so long.”
The Boston Globe

With one of the most unorthodox ensembles imaginable, New York City-based Michael Gordon, composer and founder of the iconic Bang on a Can collective, offers a sonic meditation for seven bassoons in its New York City premiere. Best known for music driven by rhythmic intensity and power, Gordon explores interweaving textures and the timbre of a surplus of double reeds to form a steadily pulsating, unbroken wall of woodwind sound.

All-Michael Gordon Program

The Recital Series is supported in part by a generous grant from Gwen Norton on behalf of the IKBS, and by The Reed Foundation.

The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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