Elliott Carter’s 103rd Birthday Concert (DVD Review)

  Elliott Carter  – 103rd Birthday Concert 92nd Street Y December 8, 2011, New York City NMC Recordings DVD Elliott Carter (1908-2012) knew how to throw a musical party. His 103rd birthday concert – held at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – featured twelve compositions, all but one written since his ninetiethContinue reading “Elliott Carter’s 103rd Birthday Concert (DVD Review)”

This Weekend: Out of Town Gigs

I am performing in New Jersey this weekend, otherwise I would be visiting Washington, DC to hear Megan Ihnen and Martha Morrison Muehleisen perform Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments (details below) or to Boston to hear the Czech ensemble/composer collective Konvergence (details also below): sometimes, work gets in the way of a good time and opening one’sContinue reading “This Weekend: Out of Town Gigs”

Hospitality, “Rockets and Jets”

Trouble, Hospitality’s new album, is out 1-28-14 on Merge Records. Hospitality on tour: Jan 31 New York, NY — Ecstatic Music Festival Feb 01 Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel Feb 04 Chicago, IL — Schubas Feb 05 Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue: 7th Street Entry Feb 08 Seattle, WA — Barboza Feb 09Continue reading “Hospitality, “Rockets and Jets””

Ian Pace plays Finnissy (CD Review)

Michael Finnissy The History of Photography in Sound Ian Pace, piano Metier Records 5XCD set Clocking in at well over three hundred minutes in duration, Michael Finnissy’s eleven-movement cycle for solo piano The History of Photography in Sound (composed 1997-2000) is a gargantuan effort for both composer and performer. Ian Pace is the foremost advocateContinue reading “Ian Pace plays Finnissy (CD Review)”