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Michael Gordon's: Anonymous Man

When: Thu., March 22, 7:30 p.m. 2018

Composer and Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon presents his new choral work, Anonymous Man, performed by the 24-voice ensemble The Crossing. The hour-long piece expands on Michael Gordon's architectural approach to composition, layering minimalistic swirls of vocal sounds on top of one another to create a hypnotic group incantation. Taking inspiration from his neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, Gordon says, "Anonymous Man is a memoir about my block...built around my memories of moving in, meeting my future wife for the first time there, and conversations I have had with two homeless men..."

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