Sunday, April 17 at 11 am.
Sunday Morning Films (Monday Evening Concerts): The Art of the Canon.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles
$5. Pastries & coffee served.
“Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee is comprised of 10 canons, one of the oldest musical forms. We examine how composers use this ostensibly simple technique to create magical effects.” I’ll also be there to show my two-part canon for Super 8 (on video) Passeggiata, as well as to talk about my new work Cave Creek. Winter canon. 2011.
Monday, April 25 at 8 pm.
Monday Evening Concerts: Snow.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School.
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.
$27 general, $12 students.
My new work, Cave Creek. Winter canon. 2011., a three-part canon made in a winter landscape of the Sonoran desert for Super 8 projectors, will be premiered. Also, Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee: “Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s hour of snow music is, like snow itself, intricately patterned and translucent, simple and magical. Now in his fifties, Abrahamsen went through a long period of silence and meditation before finding a new kind of music. Schnee is his biggest achievement so far: ten movements that change in character from luminous high, almost static brilliance to dancing agility, all the time discovering new aspects in the same beautiful melody. The ensemble of two pianos, each with its own trio, and percussion creates a succession of multiple refractions, folding memory into the fascinating present.”