Triangles in the Shape of a Square

"The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet made its San Diego County debut, impressing with tight ensemble and musicality. Its concert winner was 'Triangles in the Shape of a Square' by festival founder and director Matt McBane.

McBane calls for four slightly differently-sized triangles, one to a player. Over the course of 20 minutes, different ways of playing a triangle slowly unfold under strict minimalist rhythmic procedures. As Steve Reich produced audible melodies from drums, so too did McBane from triangles. His exploration was so clever and delightful that I could have easily listened to 10 minutes more." -Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union Tribune

New piece for triangle quartet (not a joke!) 'Triangles in the Shape of a Square' written for the So Percussion Summer Institute and premiered by Austin Ferguson, Tony Kirk, Adriano Macciocchi and Lindsay Vasko on July 17, 2016. West Coast premiere by Los Angeles Percussion Quartet on August 27, 2016. 


On April 26, 2016, the awesome Mobius Percussion premiered 2 pieces of a larger suite for percussion quartet with analog synth at Princeton Sound Kitchen. Stay tuned for the premiere of the whole suite by LA Percussion Quartet later this year, plus titles.


New single! "On and On and," a choral piece based on the writings on John Muir performed by Sacra/Profana, conducted by Krishan Oberoi. 

Released 5/5/2015. Purchased or free download at bandcamp.

Premiered September 2014 at the Carlsbad Music Festival.

"a second hearing confirmed the strength and surprising emotional power of this piece. Although the terse John Muir text is little more than a koan, its mesmerizing repetitions suggest broader ontological significance." -Ken Hermann, San Diego Story

"Amazing piece" -Second Inversion


New album! Jake Schepps Quintet's "Entwined"

Released 1/27/2015 on Fine Mighty Records.

New music for bluegrass string band by Marc Mellits, Matt Flinner, Gyan Riley and Matt McBane featuring 5-track suite "Drawn." 

Purchase: bandcamp (preferred), amazon, itunes.

 

NEWS


UPCOMING

April 2 | Cleave with Build choreography by Leigh Schanfein | Periapsis Music and Dance | GK ArtsCenter | Brooklyn, NY
April 23 | New Work PREMIERE | Mobius Percussion Quartet | Princeton University | Princeton, NJ
May 6 | On and On and | Sacra/Profana | Maritime Museum | San Diego, CA
May 7 | On and On and | Sacra/Profana | ARTS Center | San Diego, CA
May 15 |  On and On and | Sacra/Profana | Oceanside Museum of Art | Oceanside, CA
June 18 | Solo set with ensemble | Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk | Carlsbad, CA
July 17 | Triangles in the Shape of a Square PREMIERE | So Percussion Summer Institute | Princeton, NJ


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VIDEO

Ride performed by Build
Video by Ana Veselic

 

within performed by Vicky Chow

 

Reveal performed by wildUp as part of the LA Phil Brooklyn Festival