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.
To purchase a score and parts, email matthewmcbane at gmail dot com.
March, 21 | Infill | Phillip O'Bannion | Temple University | Philadelphia, PA
April 11 | Triangles in the Shape of a Square | Del Mar Percussion Ensemble | Del Mar College | Corpus Christie, TX
April 18 | new work for voice + Build PREMIERE | Princeton Sound Kitchen | Princeton, NJ
April 19 | Triangles in the Shape of a Square | Del Mar Percussion Ensemble | Texas A&M University | Corpus Christie, TX
April 25 | Slink | Sonnambula | Princeton Sound Kitchen | Princeton, NJ
May 3 | PLOrk with Iarla Ó Lionáird (Irish folk singer) and HPrizm, a.k.a High Priest (of Antipop Consortium) | Princeton, NJ
May 16 | new work for voice, string quartet and synth PREMIERE | Iarla Ó Lionáird | Princeton Sound Kitchen | Princeton, NJ
August 25-27 | Carlsbad Music Festival | Carlsbad, CA
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
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