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Frederic Rzewski

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American composer, now resident in Belgium, of mostly chamber, vocal and piano works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a pianist. Prof. Rzewski studied music privately with Charles Mackey in Springfield as a child and studied composition with Walter Piston and Roger Sessions, counterpoint with Randall Thompson and orchestration with Claudio Spies at Harvard University from 1954-58. He studied composition with Milton Babbitt and the music of Richard Wagner with Oliver Strunk at Princeton University from 1958-60, where he also studied Greek literature and philosophy

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Article: Live Review

Ostrava Days 2019

Read "Ostrava Days 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley


Ostrava Days Various Venues Ostrava Czech Republic August 22-31, 2019 The biennial Ostrava Days festival rolled around again, and there's nothing quite like a once-every-two-years event to make time appear to flow even faster than normal. As a moderne composition festival, it is difficult to accurately ...

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Article: Live From New York

Alvin Curran, Ben Perowsky, David Tronzo, John Medeski, Tim Berne, David Torn & Hank Roberts

Read "Alvin Curran, Ben Perowsky, David Tronzo, John Medeski, Tim Berne, David Torn & Hank Roberts" reviewed by Martin Longley


Alvin Curran The Park Avenue Armory March 14, 2018 The composer and keyboardist Alvin Curran was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and is now a sprightly 79 years old. His work with Musica Elettronica Viva in Rome, from 1966 onwards, is of most interest to followers of improvised music. Curran ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 2

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 2" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Various Venues Victoriaville, Quebec May 21-22, 2016 Part 1 | Part 2 Following a memorable--in a good way--first two days of FIMAV, Saturday's program promised more highlights, anchored by three consecutive sets of musicians performing John Zorn's Bagatelles at ...

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Various Artists: Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1

Read "Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Ecco alcune gemme uscite dagli archivi del Creative Music Studio, l'istituzione fondata nel 1971 da Karl Berger, dalla moglie Ingrid e da Ornette Coleman con lo scopo di realizzare musica senza costrizioni di carattere stilistico o commerciale. Ricordiamo le interessanti considerazioni al riguardo di George Lewis, che nel suo testo A Power Stronger Than Itself. The ...

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Take Five With Dorian Wallace

Read "Take Five With Dorian Wallace" reviewed by Dorian Wallace


Meet Dorian Wallace:Dorian Wallace is a composer, pianist, synthesist, writer, and teacher. His career has experienced a diverse musical palette including orchestral, chamber, avant-garde, jazz, free improvisation, classical dance, electronic, film, opera, hip-hop, and rock. He is co-founder/artistic director of Tenth Intervention and Trystero, as well as artistic director of Dorian Wallace and His ...

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Brian Groder / Tonino Miano: FluiDensity

Read "FluiDensity" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The duo of trumpeter Brian Groder-- known for his collaborations with iconoclastic improvisers, saxophonist Sam Rivers (Torque, Latham, 2006) and pianist Burton Greene (Groder & Greene, Latham, 2009)-- and classically-trained pianist Tonino Miano attempts to bridge the 21st improvisational techniques with the innovations of 20th century contemporary music. These two like-minded musicians draw inspiration from diverse ...

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North American Ballads & Squares

Label: La Belle Du Quai
Released: 1991


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