NEXTET New Music Series Presents: Reclaimed Timber


Feb. 4, 2024, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall
Six musicians playing percussive instruments in a dark room. They are positioned in a circle, where a circular row of paper buildings spiral around them.
Six musicians playing percussive instruments in a dark room. They are positioned in a circle, where a circular row of multi-colored paper buildings spiral around them.


NEXTET, the contemporary music series at the UNLV School of Music features twentieth and twenty-first-century concert music performed by faculty, students, and guest artists. Directed by Jennifer Bellor, NEXTET’s February concert will present the percussion showcase, Reclaimed Timber.

Beyond This Point (Chicago) and Arx Duo (Seattle) collaborate to present Reclaimed Timber –reimagined performances of Michael Gordon’s monumental percussion sextet, Timber. The 60-minute work is performed entirely on six slats of amplified wood.

Reclaimed Timber includes a reactive lighting installation comprising more than 5000 LEDs and dozens of paper lantern “houses”. This installation responds in real-time to the sounds produced by the wood, and visually reflects the musical structure while filling the performance space with dynamic lighting. The mesmerizing, immediate, and visceral experience that Reclaimed Timber evokes in audiences translates to a new and profound awareness of issues that affect their communities every day.

About Beyond This Point

Hailing from Chicago, Beyond This Point (BTP) is a percussion-based collaborative ensemble that aims to engage diverse audiences through its exploration of resonances and intersections across artistic mediums. BTP presents programs which synthesize musical performance with several disciplines and practices including theater, movement, media/film, sculpture, social justice, and environmentalism among others.

About Arx Duo

Arx duo is dedicated to the expansion of the percussion chamber music repertoire through the creation and presentation of new works, the educating and inspiring of young artists, and exciting performances inviting audiences to engage with new works and artists from all over the world. They have had premiere performances throughout the globe, conducted workshops on three continents, and worked with a variety of composers and artists to bring new creations to life for communities everywhere.


Free admission

Admission Information

This event is open to the public. For any questions, please email Jennifer Bellor.

Contact Information

UNLV School of Music
Jennifer Bellor