BAM Richard B. Fisher Building , Fort Greene Thursday December 13 2012 19:30
Photograph: Lawrence Mesich
Mantra Percussion: Timber

Michael Gordon will forever be associated with Bang on a Can, the revolutionary composers' collective he helped found. But in Timber, an hour-long investigation of primal rhythms and overtones, Gordon instructs the members of Mantra Percussion to bang on a plank—or more precisely, six wooden two-by-fours, cut to varying lengths, suspended over sawhorses and amplified. As a show of complexity and intensity disguised as simplicity, this is pretty hard to beat—no pun intended.


Venue name: BAM Richard B. Fisher Building
Address: 321 Ashland Pl
Cross street: between Hanson Pl and Lafayette Ave
Transport: Subway: B, D, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr
Price: $20
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