Saturday, March 1, 2008

Frederic Rzewski

Nonsequitur presents composer Frederic Rzewski in a rare US appearance. Living in Belgium for the past 30 years, Frederic Rzewski is one of America's great maverick composers and a virtuoso pianist whose music freely combines elements of minimalism, atonality, improvisation, folk songs, and political texts. Rzewski was a co-founder, with Alvin Curran and Richard Teitelbaum, of MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva), a group known for its pioneering work in live electronics and improvisation. Program: War Songs (2008 - first performance), Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (2003), Mayn Yingele (1988), and Four Pieces (1977).Seattle Times article here.

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