Wednesday, September 9, 2009

George Crumb

I am going to see George Crumb, who turns 80 this year, give a composition lecture today, and catch performances of his pieces tonight and tomorrow night. I will give more updates, and whatever notes that I gleam from the lecture. I was disappointed to miss a performance of Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (Ruminations on Round Midnight). The piece used Thelonious' Monk's Round Midnight, and plays variations of that theme, uses Henry Cowell effects and other extended techniques. I don't have much to report today, but will update this very soon on the topic!

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