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September 29, 2017 at 11:00 pm
This week’s Relevant Tones focuses on composers who have tried to step outside the box, redefine their definitions of music, and start over without limitations. We’ll be examining the works of Alvin Lucier, Chris Preissing, James Tenney, Lou Harrison, and more. Musical Content Alvin Lucier: I am sitting in a room (excerpt) James Tenney: Cellogram William […]
October 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm
We go In the Field to the rustic town of Palermo Italy for the International Rostrum of Composers where we heard a stunning array of new music by three generations of creative artists from around the world.
October 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm
Sonata form is one of the oldest compositional structures in classical music but it’s being rediscovered, and in many cases repurposed, by contemporary composers. What is the lasting appeal? We’ll play music by four composers looking to the past for formal inspiration.