From: auvi (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 17 2006 - 21:36:24 PST
Contemporary classical music + experimental video:
Two performances of
Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories" (1981)
Michael Century, piano
Kurt Ralske, video
Saturday / January 21 / 8:00 PM
Saturday / January 21 / 10:00 PM
1026 Sixth Ave (at 39th St) #2S
New York, New York
Admission is free
Preview of video (requires QuickTime 7):
"Triadic Memories" for solo piano, presents the listener an opportunity
to enter Morton Feldman's musical universe: a place of quiet, space,
repetition, evolution, and expanded time-sense.
Feldman described parallels between his music and the rough, irregular
patterns of certain antique Turkish carpets. For this performance,
video artist Kurt Ralske has created an experimental video derived from
images of these carpets. The video makes clear this connection between
sound and image, and provides an entry point to total immersion in Feldman's
world of sound and silence.
"All we composers really have to work with is time and sound - and
sometimes I'm not even sure about sound." -- Morton Feldman
Michael Century is a musician and professor in the Department of the
Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kurt Ralske is a video artist and programmer, and teaches in the MFA
Computer Arts program at the School of Visual Arts. He recently created the
video installation permanently on view in the lobby of the Museum of
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