Thursday, September 20, 2012
Music for___ (1984-1987)
1’5½’’ for a string player (1953)
Radio Music (1956)
Solo for Flute, from Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1958)
Atlas Eclipticalis (1962) Pierre Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître (1954)
This program runs approximately 80 minutes and is performed without intermission.
Read this concert's full program notes by musicologist Paul Griffiths.
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED IN A PREVIOUS SEASON!
Miller kicks off this year’s Composer Portraits series with a 100th birthday celebration of one of the 20th century’s most profoundly influential composers and thinkers, whose ideas revolutionized art-making across genres. This unique Portrait casts John Cage’s (1912–1992) provocative explorations of chance operations and unorthodox sounds in relief by exploring his at-times explosive correspondence with the iconic French modernist Pierre Boulez. Percussionist and conductor extraordinaire Steven Schick joins up with ICE for a program pairing Boulez’s signature Le Marteau sans maître with Cage’s seminal works, revealing surprising connections between these two polarizing explorers of sound.
Photographer: Ross Welser / Courtesy of the John Cage Trust
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