Dudamel Conducts Hearne and Rzewski
Tue / Apr 17, 2018 - 8:00PM
Join us for a night of provocative music, from Rzewski’s fierce Minimalist classic Coming Together to a new work for wearable electronics.
About this Performance
On this program, Gustavo Dudamel leads the New Music Group in an early Minimalist masterpiece and a major recent addition to the string orchestra literature. American composer Frederic Rzewski wrote Coming Together in response to the 1971 Attica prison rebellion. He underscored a text from a letter by one of the inmate leaders killed in the riot with a driving bass line, layered with cross-phasing parts for a variable ensemble – any number of instruments. Ted Hearne composed Law of Mosaics – how to deal with parts in the absence of wholes – for the string ensemble A Far Cry in 2012, inspired by David Shields’ book Reality Hunger, a patchwork manifesto on art and digital culture.
Opening the evening is an installment from Peruvian Pauchi Sasaki’s on-going Gama project. An instrument designer as well as a violinist and composer, Sasaki created this piece – and the dresses, made up of 96 small speakers – for Claire Chase.
Upbeat Live: Pre-concert Talks
With Veronika Krausas – 7pm (more information)
Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowned musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guest artists and members of the LA Phil and participate in Q & A!
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