As part of the Third Eye Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary the ensemble performs Hans Tammen’s RODINIA, a one-hour work that revisits some of his compositional strategies and ideas from the last 15 years. Borrowing from Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds, and Earle Brown’s approach to form, the music of the Third Eye Orchestra is continuously shifting, with different layers floating into the foreground while others disappear.
The ensemble is organized in groups combining a variety of instrumental sonorities, i.e. horns, strings, and keyboards. Occasionally groups are trading phrases in a way to allow the music to flow from left to right and vice versa.