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Fwd: sfSound Orchestra Plays Morton Feldman Box Notation (fwd)
Hi all - I was asked last night to perform on this concert this coming
Tuesday and thought I'd give it a plug for those that may be
sfSound Orchestra presents:
BOX NOTATION @ THE
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:54pm
The Black Box
Downtown Oakland, California
[1 block from 19th St. BART]
$6-$100000 sliding scale
The sfSound Orchestra will be performing 3 of Morton Feldman's
notation" pieces for orchestra from the 50's:
(1951), "Intersection #1" (1951),
This is a rare opportunity to hear these experimental-music
as they are rarely performed. In fact, no commercial recording
"Marginal Intersection" [scored for winds, brass,
percussion, strings, 2
oscillators, and sound effects of riveting] yet exists.
[supposedly one is
coming out this year on Mode]
Morton Feldman's early "box notation" pieces from 1951 were
the age of 25, soon after Feldman began associating with John Cage
in New York. The music contains some characteristics of
well-known later works, but with a much more experimental
approach. These works, often cited as some of the first examples
graphic notation, can be at times loud, dense, and fast -- musical
elements not usually associated with Feldman! "Atlantis"
(1959) is one of Feldman's last works to use graphic notation.
In addition to the Feldman pieces, the sfSound Orchestra will perform
improvisational new work to compliment [and contrast] the Feldman
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
All this is only ONE HALF of the evening's music! The Mills
Contemporary Performance Ensemble [directed by Fred Frith] will
also be performing a full set of new music.
We hope to see you there - this is an event not to be missed!
The sfSound Group is a San Francisco based New Music Ensemble.
This all-star group, containing some of the Bay Area's finest
composer-performers, is dedicated to presenting concerts that lie
somewhere among the complexities of music that are traditionally
composed, radically improvised, noisily sonificated, and
realized. Augmented with additional players to create a chamber
orchestra for this performance, the sfSound "Orchestra" will be
by stopwatches and musical director Matt Ingalls.
sfSound Orchestra is:
flute Rachel Sher, Silvia Yee
clar Peter Arvantely, Robert
Bailis, Matt Ingalls, Jacob Lindsay
sax Aaron Bennett, Daniel
tpt David Bithell, Per Bloland,
Chris Burns, Tom Dambly, Tom Djll
hn Kris Bobrowski
tbn Toyoji Tomita
tub Ron Heglin
perc Mike Carreira, Russell
Greenberg, Garth Powell,
Stackpole, Moe! Staiano
guit John Shiurba
pno Matthew Goodheart
elec Thomas Day, Kent Jolly
vn Jeff Hobbs, Bob
vla Jorge Boehringer, Jonathan
Fretheim, Linda Green
vc Danielle Degruttola,
Hugh Livingston, Monica Scott,
Tyler, Heather Vorwerck
cb George Cremaschi,
This concert is presented by The Black Box, sfSound,
ACME Observatory Contemporary Music Series, and Moe! Staiano.