Stichwörter: John Cage

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4’33“ – eine Analyse in 273 Teilen

Nach dem großen Erfolg der Beethovenanalyse unseres Bloggers Arno Lücker starten wir nun eine neue Reihe: Jede einzelne Sekunde des Hauptwerkes von John Cage, dem nur scheinbar „stummen“ Klavierstück von Helmut Lachenmanns Lieblingskomponisten (John Cage) mit dem Titel „4’33““ (von John Cage), soll analysiert werden.

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Herzliche Grüße an Hans Zender!

Heute beginnt die Münchner musica viva 2016/17 mit einem Porträtkonzert zum 80. Geburtstag von Hans Zender. Einmal zu spät, denn gerne könnte uns der BR auch Zeitgenössisches im September bescheren, angesichts von Saisonbeginn und Wies’n vielleicht etwas zu riskant – Bier und Neue Musik, bisher probierte man das nur in...

The Curious Case of Alphonse Allais 0

The Curious Case of Alphonse Allais

Preceding John Cage’s conception of 4’33” by 50 years, Allais proposed a musical environment in which sound was dictated by silence. This was a revolutionary concept, but even though it would be realized in other pieces it didn’t fully permeate the mainstream until 1952 when David Tudor performed 4’33” for the first time.

See What I’m Hearing #2: 6 of my favorite field recordings (by Jake Bellissimo) 0

See What I’m Hearing #2: 6 of my favorite field recordings (by Jake Bellissimo)

Jake Bellissimo talks about his favorite „field recordings“

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iRiley

There are probably few pieces of contemporary music which have such universal appeal as Terry Riley’s „in C“. Written at the start of the minimal music movement its idea is simple: over a continuous pulse of repeated C’s each player can add his/her own pattern, in a kind of semi-organized...

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Sprüche aus der Ferne 2

Das Internet ist eine riesige Verwahrkasse! Irgendjemand spricht über etwas, wie zum Beispiel, ob Online-Konzerte die Konzertpräsentation der Zukunft sein werden, jemand anderes kann vorher, zeitgleich oder später dazu von sich geben. Am schönsten live oder per Zuschaltung, wenn sich mehrere zur entsprechenden Veranstaltung treffen. So wäre es auch am...

I am reading „The Classical Revolution“ by John Borstlap and think about it (7) 4

I am reading „The Classical Revolution“ by John Borstlap and think about it (7)

And here we have it – a chapter in Borstlap’s book with which I cannot disagree on the whole. Probably because he talks only very little about music here.

Instead this is a mostly “kulturphilosophisches” essay, in fact the most “heavy” and difficult to read chapter so far, as it is about the underlying principles of European culture and the challenges it faces in the 21st century. Superficially this can be read as a traditionalist’s point of view and critique of the current state of affairs. But actually many of his opinions here are very level-headed, yes, dare I say “modern”, and I cannot help but agree with them on a very fundamental level.

I read the „Classical Revolution“ by John Borstlap and think about it (7) 0

I read the „Classical Revolution“ by John Borstlap and think about it (7)

In this chapter Borstlap describes his vision of a new “Renaissance” – a resurgence of classical values (therefore “Classical Revolution”, hohum) that will hopefully bring a new relevance to art.