The Speed of Silence

The Speed of Silence (english below) Ned McGowan (fluitist en componist) en Guy Livingston (pianist en radiomaker) brengen hun artistieke interesses samen in een innovatieve, interactieve voorstelling die livemuziek combineert met een dia- en filmvoorstelling, lezing en interactie met het publiek. McGowan en Livingston doen – naast hun bestaan als kunstenaars – artistiek onderzoek (PhD) aan de Universiteit Leiden. Ned McGowan onderzoekt het fenomeen snelheid in muziek, vanuit een uitvoerende en compositorische invalshoek. Guy Livingston onderzoekt stilte en de vele

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NEC Piano Department Lecture

NEC lecture notes from Guy Livingston, created for a lecture at the New England Conservatory. But these links are useful for all young pianists looking for new romantic repertoire…enjoy! LINKS: Gershwin Songbooks (arr for solo piano): Vanessa Lann – toy piano music: Lann – entranced by the beckoning light: Lann – Leaps of Faith: Bolcom – Serpent’s Kiss: Frederic Mompou: Prokofiev -Romeo and Juliet “Pern” by Yann Tiersen https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0108589&utm_source=Musicnotes%20Now&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=10-Breathtakingly-Beautiful-Piano-Pieces-mdash-Musicnotes-Now Cloud Atlas by Mark Fowler: https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0177739&utm_source=Musicnotes%20Now&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=10-Breathtakingly-Beautiful-Piano-Pieces-mdash-Musicnotes-Now “One Summer’s Day” by Joe

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Bombshell

Much to my astonishment, I have become briefly (and marginally) famous for my role (miniscule) in a film about Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr. Not only was she the sexiest woman on screen in the 1940s and 50s, but she also was an inventor, and worked with my favorite composer, George Antheil, on a patent for a “secret communications device”. Although nothing came of their brilliant invention, it turned out to be a stunning preview of frequency hopping, a technique which

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Moon Gallery Artwork

Moon Gallery

Guy Livingston is one of a hundred artists selected to create art for the Moon Gallery, which will probably be launched into space and land on the moon in 2022. This project, sponsored by ESTEC (European Space Agency) offers the chance to reflect on the issues of colonization, space travel, memory, politics, and space-time. From now until January 1st, you can view a model of the Moon Gallery and many of the artworks, including mine, at the old Observatory of

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Antheil the Futurist

Liner Notes for Antheil the Futurist In 1920, a brash young composer from New Jersey named George Antheil decided to be the “most ultra” of the avant-garde, quarreled with his teachers, and transformed himself into a concert pianist. His cousin Robert Antheil remembered many years later: “At that time George was getting ready for his trip to Europe and was practicing all day long. The keys on the piano were worn through the ivory and down into the wood. He

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Antheil 2nd Piano Concerto

A concert pianist and vanguard composer, George Antheil (1900-1959) became known as the “Bad Boy of Music.” The ultimate American in Paris, Antheil was an avant-garde provocateur of the first order who made his name composing iconoclastic compositions: the loudest and brashest classical music of his time. But this album gives us three new performances-two of them world-premiere recordings-which reveal another, forgotten side of antheil, the incurable romantic. Written in 1926, after the the height of Antheil’s radical period, the

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The Lost Sonatas of George Antheil

Sotto Voce with Fist: The Story of Antheil’s “Lost” Sonatas Just as John Cage was probably the most notorious American composer of the post-war twentieth century, George Antheil was the most notorious of the pre-war era. Antheil’s succés de scandale was astonishing, making him the rival of Stravinsky and Satie. As with Cage, Antheil’s eagerness to foment revolution came from his daring instrumentation, surprising pronouncements, and anti-establishment attitudes. Works like the Ballet mécanique–scored for 16 mechanical pianos, airplane propellers, percussion,

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