The Callithumpian Blog

Feldman, Brown, Diesendruck, Zaccagnini

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2010 at 1:17 am

We’re kicking off December in good taste!  This Friday, December 3rd at 8pm, we’ll be playing works by four different composers: The Viola in My Life 1 by Morton Feldman, Novara by Earle Brown, Second by Michele Zaccagnini, and Still Telling by Tamar Diesendruck.  Diesendruck is currently on composition faculty at Thornton School of Music (USC), and has received the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ives Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations, to name just a few of her accolades.  Her works include experimental pieces such as 8 ——>∞ for eight cellos (“eight tends toward infinity”), as well “as unusually slow, stark music, the grief that does not speak.” (USC).  We’re thrilled to be giving the world premiere of her work, Still Telling, written expressly for the Consort.  Read more about Tamar Diesendruck here.

We’ll be performing the first movement of Morton Feldman‘s The Viola in My Life 1; movements 2 and 3 will be performed the following Monday, December 6th in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory as part of the First Monday series, with Kim Kashkashian, viola, and Stephen Drury on piano and celesta.

Here’s a sneak peak of Earle Brown’s Novara for 8 instruments — live footage caught in rehearsal!

Earle Brown - Novara

Callithumpian Consort rehearse Earle Brown's "Novara" at NEC

See you this Friday, Dec. 3rd at 8:00pm in Brown Hall at New England Conservatory.  Admission is free.

— more soon, from your friendly webbottress.

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