NEW YORK TIMES:
Controlled Madness: The Week’s Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
NEW YORK TIMES: Controlled Madness: The Week’s Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
BY SETH COLTER WALLS
"Layers of Tumult
The last time I saw the members of the percussion trio Tigue, they were playing tam-tam gongs very, very quietly in 'The Four Pillars Appearing From the Resonating Discs' by Randy Gibson. Like Mr. Gibson, the members of this group — Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody — are attracted to the mystical, dreamlike states afforded by Minimalism. But the band’s forthcoming album of original compositions, “Strange Paradise,” also makes sure to thrash around a bit, too. The final minutes of the album’s closing number, 'Quilts,' displays Tigue’s facility for balancing spacey modes and galvanizing beats. Over a modest, trance-like synthesizer motif, the percussionists collaborate on playful polyrhythms — and some impressive layers of tumult."