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Boulez and Berio highlight Morlot’s farewell [untitled] concert at Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony’s [untitled] series was inaugurated in 2012 by its newly arrived Music Director, Ludovic Morlot. Three Fridays a year, small groupings of Symphony and visiting musicians set up in the Grand Lobby outside the orchestra’s main Benaroya Hall venue for a late night of contemporary music. This year’s series has been devoted to the European avant-garde, starting with Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee in October and continuing this past March 22 with two landmarks of Darmstadt serialism: Berio’...
Tags: Religion, Classical Music, Seattle, Concert Review, Northwest, Darmstadt, Concerts, Michael Werner, Boulez, Messiaen, Seattle Symphony, Schell, Benaroya Hall, Ligeti, Schnee, Deutsche Grammophon

Beyond the 88: A No-Fear Guide to On-the-String Piano Techniques

The beginner’s toolbox of preparations I’ve talked about in the previous two (1, 2) articles might be, in some ways, less scary to many pianists and composers than playing inside the piano because, once the foreign objects (paper, aluminum foil, glass rods, plastic straws, etc.) have been placed on or in between the strings, the pianist plays the instrument pretty much as usual. This is part of the disconnect—or the magical nature—of Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes. The scores for Cage’s little pi...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Piano, Columns, Cage, Harmonics, Harp, Jonas Olsson, Cowell, Henry Cowell, Experimentation, Annea Lockwood, Johan Svensson, NewMusicBox, George Crumb, Extended Techniques

Beyond the 88: A No-Fear Beginner’s Guide to Preparing the Piano

In my university music department, I run a weekly composition colloquium, bringing in guest composers and new music performers, as well as faculty speakers, with the latter often coming to talk about things like idiomatic writing and extended techniques for a particular instrument, or setting up a composer website, or digital publishing. A couple of years ago, some of my composition students asked me if I could spend one of those meetings on extended techniques for piano. I dug through my scores...
Tags: Google, Religion, Articles, Tesla, Piano, Columns, Baldwin, Cowell, Curtis Smith, Crumb, Ashley Fure, Experimentation, Annea Lockwood, NewMusicBox, George Crumb, Extended Techniques

Ecstatic Music Festival: 2018 lineup & tickets (Julianna Barwick, Kronos Quartet & more)

The 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival runs from January 27 to April 26 at The Kaufman Center in NYC, bringing together many artists and composers across various genres for collaborative performances. Continue reading… [Author: Jeremy Nifras]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Margaret Leng Tan, Ethan Iverson, Kronos Quartet, Glasser, Ecstatic Music Festival, Robbie Lee, Julianna Barwick, Xenia Rubinos, Bent Knee, Kaufman Center, Adam Schatz, Kelly Moran, Carla Kihlstedt