Resident artist Adam Rosenblatt performs Timber by composer Michael Gordon, a monumental percussion piece for six drummers on six pieces of wood. Adam has assembled a team of light artists, spoken word artists, and musicians to bring this mesmerizing and captivating work to Creative Alliance.
Usually, Timber is played using the best tropical wood available (mahogany, rosewood, etc). For this performance, though, Adam is sourcing the pieces of wood directly from the abandoned and vacant homes of Baltimore. These homes themselves thus become the main voice, telling the ongoing story of a city that still struggles with equity and stability for all its residents.
Local light artists Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack have created a custom-designed LED lighting system for Timber that responds to the music in real-time, reflecting the waves of sound as waves of light and shadow.
Percussionists from Seattle-based Arx Duo and Chicago-based Beyond This Point will join Adam to bring this visceral and powerful piece of music to life.
FRI MAR 8 | 6:30-7:30PM | FREE (RSVP recommended)