Steve Mackey: It Is Time
It Is Time
Divided into four parts, there are solo turns for each of So Percussion’s amazing musicians: Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting. It’s not all bittersweet and gloom, though, as you can see in the complete, 37-minute piece, here on NPR Music in its video premiere.
It Is Time marshals the virtuosity of the individual members of Sō Percussion to speed, slow, warp, celebrate and mourn our perceptions of time. Each of the four sections of the piece is a mini-concerto for one of the players. First Eric Beach leads the music in a multi-percussion set up composed of metronome with delay, pump organ, bells, china cymbal on hi-hat stand and a few other assorted toys. Josh Quillen follows on steel drums, Adam Sliwinski on marimba, and Jason Treuting on drumset. This release includes a CD and full-length performance DVD with video by Mark DeChiazza.