Math rock meets sound bath in this performance of Timber, a 65-minute tour-de-force scored for six virtuosic percussionists on tuned 2x4s, at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Listen to this world-famous composition as you enjoy the art in the park on a fall day.
Written by acclaimed American composer Michael Gordon, Timber is currently being played by ensembles everywhere in celebration of its 10th anniversary. This iteration features specially designed lights by local designer Kevin Blanquies, beautiful instruments built by local master carpenter Isaac Anderson, and the unstoppable talent of six local percussionists.
Timber will be performed twice throughout the day at 1 and 5 pm.
Aaron Michael Butler
Instruments built by Isaac Anderson
Lighting design by Kevin Blanquies
Produced by Aaron Michael Butler & Erin Jorgensen
Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist and composer currently studying at the University of Washington. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation.
Erin Jorgensen is a marimbaist and concert producer living in Seattle. When not working with the wonderful local musician scene in Seattle, she spends her time working for worldwide reproductive rights.