Matt Magerkurth

The River Looks Back

The River Looks Back is a collection of pieces for solo instrumentalist and fixed media. Throughout the piece, the performer meanders through, alternating between spare minimalism and ecstatic improvisation. Despite these efforts, the performer can only affect the course of the music in marginal ways, and the improviser must come to terms with their pre-ordained destination. This work straddles contemporary classical music and minimalistic jazz, but filtered through the lens of American folk music textures.

Mixtape Music Series
Summer 2022