Monday, October 24th | 8:30pm | 60 min | Performance | The New School - Theresa Lang Center
With: Jay Gottlieb
Co-presented with The Writing Program at the New School. Co-curated by Avital Ronell and François Noudelmann
Literally playing with the notion of "affinities" with its vast resonances, Jay Gottlieb has constructed a program not only of works by composers with whom he feels a particular bond, but also incorporating the diverse relationships of the chosen composers with their sonic material.
He created for instance a vast sound sculpture that incorporates moments from all of Malher’s ten symphonies. He will also play pieces by Donatoni, who shows how affinities can be volatile, Berio, who brilliantly manipulates free time versus measured time, Crumb, the modern American transcendentalist, who demonstrates the unity in diversity, Ohana, whose free counterpoints unfold organically and amalgamate as they will, and Mantovani, who, like Mahler, fuses the most exigent concert music with moments of carefree ebullience.
Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St (at 6th Ave), 2nd Floor, New York