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Museum + Music
April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Museum + Music
Sunday, April 29 at 3PM
Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, USU Logan campus
Brian Daurelle, piano, Manhattan School of Music
Brant Bayless, viola, Utah Symphony
Emily Ezola, piano, Utah State University
Sounding the Canvas: Beyond the New York School
During the 1950s and 60s, a group of musicians, artists, dancers, and poets based in New York City found common cause and inspiration in each other’s work. Composers such as Morton Feldman, John
Cage, Christoph Wolff, and Earle Brown looked to the expressionism and abstraction of visual artists such as Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko for their sparse and often minimalist musical scores. The connection is further strengthened by the fact that many of these composers premiered their works in the very galleries where these artists were on show.
This concert explores the ongoing impact of this incredibly rich moment in musical and artistic history, presenting works by students of New York School members and artists who aesthetically influenced by the same. This will include musical works from contemporary composers who studied with Morton Feldman, including Linda Catlin Smith, Bernadette Speach, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Annea Lockwood. Their music will be juxtaposed with artworks from the NEHMA collection by Sonia Gechtoff, Sam Erenberg, Leo Valledor, Karl Ackerman, and others. This event is free and open to the public.