[Local events] Fear No Music concert, Friday 3/7

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Tue Mar 4 17:17:39 PST 2008

Fear No Music presents

Metal and Wood Meet Earth and Water

featuring music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Corigliano, William 
Bolcom, Mathew Burtner, and the world premiere of a commissioned work by 
Steve Ricks.

Friday, March 7
8:00 pm

preconcert talk by guest composer Steve Ricks at 7:00 pm

The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Avenue

$15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students and children under 13
Tickets at the door

Karlheinz Stockhausen excerpts from Tierkreis (1974-75) arr. Bob Priest
Mathew Burtner Fragments from Cold for cello, snow and electroacoustics. 
John Corigliano Sonata for violin and piano (1962-63)
William Bolcom Suite for violin and cello (1997)
Steve Ricks Anthology for string quartet, piano and percussion (2008) 
World Premiere

fEARnoMUSIC presents a birthday program that features sonatas, music 
boxes, electronics (and snow!) — as well as the world premiere of a 
commissioned work by Steve Ricks, Anthology. Ricks writes that the title 
implies “a collection of songs by different artists” revealing his 
“obsession with four rock bands: Talking Heads, Pixies, Kate Bush, and 
Radiohead. Each movement will be devoted to distilling and developing 
ideas taken from these rock musicians or bands, even specific songs.” 
The commission of Anthology is supported by the Barlow Endowment.

Both John Corigliano and William Bolcom, deans of new music in the 
United States, turn 70 this year. Corigliano’s Sonata for violin and 
piano is an early, mostly tonal work (though it incorporates nontonal 
and polytonal elements); originally titled Duo, it treats the 
instruments as equal partners. Bolcom’s Suite for violin and cello was 
premiered by Oregon’s own Sergiu Luca in Belgium in 1997. Like the 
Corigliano, it is challenging and highly rhythmic.

And in celebration of what would have been Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 80th 
birthday, fNM will play the sections of Tierkreis corresponding to the 
four zodiac signs of the members of the ensemble.

This concert is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council 
and Work for Art.

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