ON GROWTH AND FORM 100
13-15 October 2017
University of Dundee and University of St Andrews
In January and February, at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts,
field recording in the Blue Mountains
. . . coyotes overnight through the window . . .
John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948
The piano preparations (nuts and bolts between the strings) create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, extended piano sonorities.
209 East Jay St.
. . . and out of the piano come . . . delicate bells . . . expansive gongs . . . hi-hat cymbals . . . drums
How might music composition facilitate an exploration of our perception of animal voices and our connections to them?
Discussion of Wolff’s Dark as a Dungeon and Edges
Merle Haggard: Dark as a Dungeon
Christian Wolff Study Day
28 September 2015
Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium