While doing more work on the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble archive, I can across this, from 1980, during my college years. I am proud to be with 2 of the Twentieth Century icons of American music, Ray DesRoches and George Crumb. Wow, Ray DesRoches and George Crumb - 2 gurus. #peterjarvis#georgecrumb#percussion#composer#raydesroches
Focusing on the expansive limits of song, @sopercussion takes us on a sonic journey in ambiance, rhythm, and texture with their genre-blending production and sensational interpretations of modern classics. —
For this performance they’ll be joined by #DawnUpshaw#GilbertKalish and @mybrightestdiamond.
Sat, Oct 28 | Royce Hall
12. Spiral Galaxy [SYMBOL] (Aquarius) from Volume I pt.3 of Makrokosmos, 1972 ... an adventurous and stunning score by none other than the master of darkness George Crumb... man am i loving the musical direction of this piece: vast, lonely, timeless........
In honour of #manuscriptmonday I thought I would dig out some of the beautiful scores of George Crumb.
Pictured here are 'Spiral Galaxy' from Makrokosmos I, 'Agnus Dei' from Makrokosmos II and a section of 'Celebration and Ritual' from Otherworldly Resonances.
His score are facsimiles of his hand-written notations, which are created with utmost care and attention. Crumb learned to write music from a young age as his father copied music for bands and orchestras.
For me, his altered notations really bring home what it means to be a sound-artist.
Music expresses what words can not say. What better than Black Angels by George Crumb to reflect what is happening these days. When these "Black Angels" attack us with violence while we remain peaceful and civic.
La música expresa el que les paraules no poden dir. Què millor que Black Angels de George Crumb per reflectir el que està passant aquests dies. Quan aquests "Angels Negres" ens ataquen amb violència mentre nosaltres ens mantenim pacífics i cívics. #music#blackangels#georgecrumb#stringquartet#quartetoquiroga#palaudemusicacatalana
Pianist Brings Personal Works by Living Composers to Akron
By PHILIP DE OLIVEIRA •
SEP 22, 2017
If classical pianists include new music on their recitals, it’s often an afterthought. Pianist Holly Roadfeldt takes a different approach. Tonight at the University of Akron’s Guzzetta Hall, she’s performing a recital of 13 pieces written just for her by living composers
Roadfeldt says she was encouraged to play new music very early in her musical education. That’s why, unlike some concert pianists who lean on a handful of time-honored classics for the duration of their careers, Roadfeldt says she isn’t afraid to play music that hasn’t been tested by time yet.
She also happens to be married to composer Kirk O’Riordan, with whom she collaborated on an album of piano preludes inspired by the Opus 28 preludes by Frederic Chopin.
When she’s not on tour, Roadfeldt teaches piano students of all ages. She says even her younger students get excited about new music.
“Even the younger students will come up to me and say, ‘Is this a piece that was written for you?’” Roadfeldt said. “They get really excited about it.”
One of Roadfeldt’s own role models was pianist Ursula Oppens, who is known for her long-lasting creative relationship with composer Elliott Carter and virtually every major 20th century composer. Roadfeldt recalls hearing Oppens perform the 32 Beethoven sonatas alongside modern works such as John Adams’ “Phrygian Gates.”
“Ursula Oppens is one of my heroes,” Roadfeldt said.
Photo of Holly Roadfeldt and George Crumb http://www.hollyroadfeldt.com/repertoire.html
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Piccolo Spoletto, June, 1995 post- concert hang with, from left to right: George Crumb, Peter Jarvis, Paul Carroll, Tom Kolor and Alex Bocchino. NJPE performed as percussion section, I conducted Crumb's masterpiece "Ancient Voices Of Children." After the concert, George took us out for a drink or so. It was a wonderful evening. #peterjarvis#nesjerseypercussionensemble#percussion#georgecrumb#piccolospoletto