Music Agency Winter Concert:
...In With the New
December 30, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Unitarian Church, 63rd and A St.
Adults: $10, Students: $5, Children 12 and Under: Free
On the concert
Mario Lavista: "Responsorio
in memoriam Rodolfo Galffter" for Bassoon and Percussion (1988).
Mexican composer Lavista created this work as a moving eulogy for
his composition instructor. The bassoonist plays a mournful melody
(reminiscent of the opening of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring) while
heavy drum beats depict a funeral procession in a Mexican village, and chimes
represent the tolling of church bells. Very sad and very beautiful.
some about the work here.
Rusty Banks' 2004 work, "Bent Echoes"
for flute, clarinet, guitar, sound file and 3 boomboxes.
comments about his work.
Riley: "In C". Written way
back in 1964 (a generation ago, new music-wise), this work jump-started
the Minimalist movement of the late 20th Century. The mesmorizing and
harmonic work consists of 53 melodic fragments, in the key of C, that any
number of musicians - playing any instruments - perform at roughly the same
time, yet proceding individually. Kind of like a 10K race, with all
the participants averaging 7-minute miles (the work is approximately 45
minutes long). Click
here to view the actual score, as well as Riley's performance instructions.
Joe Holmquist is working on a midi-enhanced version for us; the future of music is being created today,
literally. Some additional notes on the piece here.
Also, Dec 24th's Lincoln Journal-Star Ground Zero article by Jeff
Korbelik is linked here for a couple of weeks, and then here.
Hope to see you on the 30th - Thanks!