Composing With Patterns: Music at Mid-Century - CJM & Friends at Guggenheim Museum

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:30pm
1071 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10128-0173

"Listen to experimental 1950s music by composers such as Earle Brown, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, and Karlheinz Stockhausen in the museum’s rotunda while viewing works by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Antoni Tàpies, and more in Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960. Christopher McIntyre directs an all-star ensemble featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, and Either/Or, among others. A talk by composer R. Luke DuBois precedes the performance."

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conductor - Ted Hearne
violin - Cornelius Dufallo
violin - Miranda Cuckson
viola - Anne Lanzilotti
cello - John Popham
clarinet - Josh Rubin
bass clarinet - Christa Van Alstine
English horn - Emily DiAngelo
trumpet - Gareth Flowers
horn - Rachel Drehmann
trombone - Chris McIntyre
percussion - David Shively
electronics (Cage) - R. Luke Dubois

Pierre Schaeffer - Cinq études de bruits (5 studies of noise) (1948)
Pre-concert sound work

Edgard Varése - untitled graphic score (ca. 1957)
Hearne, Rubin, Flowers, McIntyre, Cuckson, Dufallo, Lanzilotti, Popham, Shively

Toru Takemitsu - Landscape (1960)
Cuckson, Dufallo, Lanzilotti, Popham

Earle Brown - November '52 ("Synergy") from Folio and Four Systems (1953)
McIntyre, Shively

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstüke XI (1956)

Morton Feldman - Projection 4 (1951)
Dufallo, Gosling

Giacinto Scelsi - Kya (movements 2 & 3) (1958)
Hearne, Rubin (solo), Van Alstine, Farah, Flowers, Drehmann, McIntyre, Lanzilotti, Popham

John Cage - Concert for piano, violins 1 & 2, clarinet, trumpet, and sliding trombone (1958)
& Fontana Mix [realized by R.L. Dubois] (1958/2012)
Gosling, Cuckson, Dufallo, Rubin, Flowers, Drehmann, McIntyre, Dubois