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"Seven Pillars" at Caramoor among NY Times Best Classical Performances of 2023

by Zachary Woolfe

Sandbox Percussion

In early fall 2021, I watched this quartet rehearse Andy Akiho’s “Seven Pillars,” a brooding, thrilling, Mahler-length taxonomy of noise that Sandbox had already captured on a vivid recording. But it wasn’t until nearly two years later, in June at Caramoor, that I finally saw these four musicians burn through the Akiho, in a spectacle of flashing lights and constant motion.


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