Tag: piano

Saskia Lankhoorn

This concert has been rescheduled. Please contact Guy or Saskia for more information… Programme: “Music and Silence” ‘Met dit programma breng ik klassieke en hedendaagse muziek in en uit focus binnen een contemplatieve en geconcentreerde sfeer. Nieuwe composities zijn verwerven met monumentaal klassieke werken die, zoals Debussy’s ‘La cathédrale englouti’, langzaam aan de oppervlakte verschijnen en weer verdwijnen aan de horizon. Het programma brengt zo herinneringen uit het verleden samen met een bespiegeling van het heden.’ ‘With this program I

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Past and Future Silences

Guy Livingston, piano, Ned McGowan, flute; Nafiss Nia, poetry; met Madelief Lammers, vocals; Magdalena Spinka, vocals; Maya Willemse, piano Spoken Word, Music, Poetry, Electronics, at the Maarten Luther Kerk, Amsterdam Zuid with special guest artists from the HKU Date: Friday, June 18th @ 7pm Program: music of George Crumb, Anton Webern, Ned McGowan, Vanessa Lann, and Guy Livingston, plus “silence” music by performers and composers from the HKU Musician 3.0 program! Ik wil terug naar het verloren momentnaar de vergeten

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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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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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Winter Music

Recorded under the supervision of John Cage in 1991, and directed by Stephen Drury, with the Caluthumpian Consort: we recorded for Mode Records at Jordan Hall (New England Conservatory), Boston. Pianists include Alanna Battat, Guy Livingston (arrangement) and Joanna Kovitz…

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Don’t Panic: sixty seconds for piano

“Daring to be New” —Allan Kozinn, The New York Times “All about risk” —Sports Illustrated “Bravura emblematic of the richness than one minute can hold… A postmodern fantasy.. Superbly shows off Guy Livingston’s vocal and fingerwork virtuosity.” —Le Monde “The composers create radical and independent worlds, full of charm or anguish.” Coup de Coeur Award —Piano Magazine “Cutting Edge”—Paris Free Voice “Taking Excess to Extremes” —Bernard Holland, The New York Times The CD mixes a wide range of new music

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Don’t Panic: 60 Seconds

“a feast for the eye and for the ear” — Radio 4, Holland Sixty Videos, Sixty Composers, Sixty World Premieres by and for Guy Livingston “What if 60 composers from 18 countries each wrote 60 seconds for solo piano?” Don’t Panic! Livingston handles the show with an expert vison and masterful storytelling skills. Anecdotes of composers and mishaps are mixed with insight into the very nature of time. Featured on the front page of the New York Times, in Le Monde,

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