So, the legendary IDITAROD is finally here! Performances start at 4:00 p.m. and might possibly end at _:__ (notice the single first digit — but not to worry; we’re doing hour-long segments).
… but honestly, what could be better than a 6 hour marathon of kick-@$$ music/sound/noise/installation/improv by Composition Fellows Victoria Cheah, Ryan Krause, Jason Belcher, Mark Poliks, Anne Goldberg, Bob Hansler, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Landon Rose, Michele Zaccagnini, Electronic Workshop Fellows David Dominique and Eli Stine, composer-in-residence Chaya Czernowin, as well as works by Andriessen, Crumb, Wolff, Saariaho, Berio, Feldman, John Luther Adams, Rzewski, Reich . . . all performed by the 2010 Sick Puppies and Callithumpian Consort?
By the way, Elaine Rombola, program director of SICPP, has spent innumerable hours in planning for this incredibly wondrous, rare event. Everyone, please swarm her throughout the concert with flowers/coffee/endless praise.
Draining a can of Mountain Dew at the moment. See you tonight! We’re going out with a bang!