Saturday, August 25th
5:00-5:40PM, St. Michael's Lawn
“a natural composer, a fresh voice and, from the evidence of his festival, a first-rate organizer with a broad range of musical interests” -Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times.
Matt McBane is a composer whose music ranges from visceral rhythms and complex grooves to delicate melodies and rich textures, freely and intuitively incorporating a wide array of influences including: minimalism, experimentalism, European classical music, art rock, jazz, film music, fiddle music and electronic music.
Matt is the violinist and composer for his Brooklyn-based band, Build, described by New York Magazine as a “rocking post-classical quintet which takes inspiration from minimalist chamber music, instrumental rock, modal jazz, and more.” Build’s two albums on New Amsterdam Records have been critically acclaimed and regularly played on radio stations across the country including NPR. Tonight’s concert will feature new music for the instruments of Build performed by LA-based musicians.