Tickets:$15 includes Wine & Cheese on Sunday April 23rd 2011, 4pm EASTER SUNDAY
How do composers translate or transliterate linguistic concepts or even actual texts into musical material?
And how is that challenge met in purely instrumental
music, using a convincing narrative?
Leos Janacek: Piano Sonata 1.X.(1905)
Derek Bermel: Language Instruction (2003)
Drew Baker: Inter (2007)
In-concert discussion with Derek Bermel and Drew Baker
Composers Derek Bermel and Drew Baker will be on hand to discuss their approaches. Bermel’s “Language Instruction” is a humorous and theatrical description of a “lesson” in Brazilian Portuguese, “taught” by a clarinet to two strings and an impulsive, interrupting piano. Baker’s “Inter” takes the first line of Proust’s “Swann’s Way,” analyzing its rhythmic dictation and stretching its duration to form the rhythmic framework for the piece; perception is thus altered, and events become more momentous through the silences surrounding them.
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The Fourth Sundays Chamber Music Series with Talea Ensemble
Language and Text in Music
Presented by Roger Smith Arts
The Penthouse at The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, 47th and Lexington (Map)
Subway: E, 6, V to 53rd and Lexington or 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central
Sunday April 23rd at 4pm
Price: $15 includes wine and cheese (pay at door, cash only)
Reservations: 212-339-2092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.rogersmithlife.com/fourth_sundays