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