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.
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
- I am included in a New York Times article on Milton Babbit
- "Etwined" included on best albums of 2015 lists at Colorado Public Radio and A Fool in the Forest
- Interview (with photo!) for San Diego Union Tribune preview of Carlsbad Music Festival
- Build premieres "Despite this pain, it's spring"
- "On and On and" single released
- "Drawn" performed live on WQXR
- "Entwined" featured in I Care if you Listen magazine
- Allan Kozinn calls my solo violin set "striking" and "brazen" in a San Fracisco Classical Voice review of Corey Dargel's record release show.
- New album "Entwined" featured in the Boston Globe
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
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