Spring 2016: An Index of Possibility
Two works embodying two contrasting approaches to the infinite possibilities of the percussive world...
Robert Honstein's An Index of Possibility - "[A percussion trio that] explores the secret world of sound in everyday objects. Using found sounds, homemade constructions, and cheap toys, Index unlocks a sonic palette exploding with color and variety. Cast in six movements, the music traverses a symphonic expanse, fluidly moving between ambient textures, visceral unisons, and muscular virtuosity."
Daniel Levitan's Invention 6 is part of a collection of eight short works for percussion duo, each composed for unspecified instruments and including no markings for tempo or expression. Embracing the spirit of possibility, fourteen|effects has created THREE different realizations of the same piece, to be performed in succession - our own index of possibility of Levitan's composition.
Fall 2015: Finding Resonance
As percussionists we are challenged to explore different ways to create sound. In our inaugural season, fourteen|effects is presenting a program sharing different ways of finding resonance -- often in unexpected places and ways...
A progression of percussion music beginning with simple hand claps, incorporating visual composition, exploring a variety of found instruments, and culminating in three drummers simultaneously playing a single bass drum.
Instrumentation includes: tea cups, flower pots, metal pipes, planks of wood, steel mixing bowls, and suitcases.
Works by: Thierry de Mey, David Lang, Steve Reich, & Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
THE DA VINCI PROJECT: Percussion
A suite of "packable vignettes" for percussion trio inspired by Leonardo da Vinci
fourteen|effects is commissioning fourteen diverse composers to each compose one short musical vignette for percussion trio. The resulting collection of pieces will be performed as a suite by fourteen|effects in 2016.
Stay tuned for more details!