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Michael Gordon - Slagwerk Den Haag - Timber Album FLAC

  • Performer: Michael Gordon - Slagwerk Den Haag
  • Album: Timber
  • Label: Cantaloupe Music
  • Catalog #: CA21072
  • MP3: 2787 mb | FLAC: 2121 mb
  • Released: 2011
  • Country: UK, Europe & US
  • Style: Contemporary, Minimal, Post-Modern
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 299
  • Category: Classical
Michael Gordon - Slagwerk Den Haag - Timber Album FLAC


1Timber: Part I8:33
2Timber: Part IV13:01
3Timber: Part II12:11
4Timber: Part V13:30
5Timber: Part III7:10


  • Composed By, Liner NotesMichael Gordon
  • DesignDenise Burt
  • Engineer [Assistant]Daniël Verbrugge
  • Engineer, Mixed By, Mastered BySem De Jongh
  • Executive-ProducerDavid Lang, Julia Wolfe, Kenny Savelson, Michael Gordon
  • Percussion [Wooden Simantra]Frank Wienk, Pepe Garcia, Juan Martinez , Marcel Andriessen, Niels Meliefste
  • Percussion [Wooden Simantra], Liner Notes, LeaderFedor Teunisse
  • Photography By [Portrait Of Michael Gordon]Peter Serling
  • Photography By [Slagwerk Den Haag]Lutske Veenstra
  • Production ManagerJillian Barr


℗ & © 2011 Cantaloupe Music, LLC.

Timber is scored for six wooden 2x4s (called a simantra), each cut into different sizes, giving each one a slightly different pitch.

The CD is packed in a thick wooden box, together with a 12 page booklet in black & white containing liner notes in English by Michael Gordon & Fedor Teunisse.

Commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag, Club Guy and Roni, and Mantra Percussion, with generous support from the Nief Norf Project.

Recorded on 27-28 April, 2010 in Hilversum (NL).

Total duration of CD is 54:29 minutes.


  • Barcode (Text): 7 13746 30722 6
  • Matrix / Runout: CA21072 (SM1-B60021A) IFPI LP50
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP50


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cantaloupe Music, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Cantaloupe Music, LLC



I began working on Timber in 2009 at the invitation of the Dutch-based dance group, Club Guy & Roni, and the percussion ensembles Slagwerk Den Haag and Mantra Percussion. I had written many orchestral works over the decade, beginning with Decasia in 2001 up to Dystopia in 2007, and I wanted to clear my mind of pitches and orchestration. For that reason, I decided early on that Timber would be for non-tuned percussion and that each percussionist would play one instrument only. I thought of composing this music as being like taking a trip out into the desert. I was counting on the stark pale. Album 2011 5 Songs. Gordon: Timber Slagwerk Den Haag. Gordon's Timber, a commission from Dutch percussion ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag, grew out of a collaboration between the composer and the performers. After Gordon presented his initial concept to the ensemble he and the players decided on using six simantras, an instrument developed by Xenakis that is basically a two-by-four plank, and that decision determined the character and development of the work. The simantras have a sharp, bright attack but are surprisingly resonant, and each generates a variety of overtones. Timber is performed with the instruments arranged in a hexagon, an. When Michael Gordons Timber, scored for six amplified wooden 2-by-4s, premiered in 2009, it brought the physicality and endurance of percussion performance to a new level. In the liner notes for Slagwerk Den Haags recording of the piece, released on Cantaloupe Music in 2011, Gordon described a connection to the work of shamanist author Carlos Castaneda, whose self-imposed spirit journey in the desert could wipe the brain clean and bring on visions. Newly recorded by Mantra Percussion and reworked by an A-list of producers and DJs, Gordons deep exploration into the extreme possibilities of. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. Michael Gordon's Timber is an astounding example of pure rhythmic invention. It's a world of sound performed by 6 talented musicians on the simplest of instruments, essentially wooden planks. The interplay of the six rises and falls, and moves dynamically with a life of its own. Michael Gordon. Timber: Part I. Slagwerk Den Haag. Buy Track. Last played Wednesday, September 07 2011 at 10:24 AM. Timber: Movements III and IV. Album: Timber. Marco Momi. Album: Bang on a Can Marathon 2010. Listen free to Michael Gordon Gordon: Timber Timber: Part I, Timber: Part II and more. 5 tracks 54:25. Jonathan Bonny componeerde namens Slagwerk Den Haag de muziek voor de nieuwste aflevering van Lopendebandwerk van de VPRO. Het mooie van deze podcast is dat we een positieve spotlight zetten op mensen die uitvoerend werk doen en dat we hen leren kennen als mensen met een verhaal in plaats van als arbeiders,' zegt Jonathan in het interview: