Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music
Friday, February 5, 2010
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED IN A PREVIOUS SEASON!
Lou Reed’s (b. 1942) music written for the Velvet Underground propelled him to rock stardom. His Metal Machine Music, a distorted sound wall of guitar feedback, has been called the precursor to punk. Critical rejection at its first release in 1975 led to a cult-like interest. Ulrich Krieger has accomplished a feat once deemed impossible by transcribing and arranging Metal Machine Music for classical instruments.
This performance is approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.
Click here to read this concert's full program notes.
Major support for contemporary music programming is provided by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
illustration by Lou Reed; based on photo by Ralph Gibson
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