Author Archives: Ann Warde

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, James Tenney

ON GROWTH AND FORM 100 13-15 October 2017 University of Dundee and University of St Andrews Presentation: On Growth and Form in Experimental Music: Composer and theorist James Tenney’s engagement with D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form Save Save Save … Continue reading

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Amplified Silence . . . gathering itself together . . .

Cartridge Music (John Cage, 1060) . . . in process . . . to emerge in 2018 24 September 2017 Save Save Save Save Save Save

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VCCA

In January and February, at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, field recording in the Blue Mountains . . . coyotes overnight through the window . . . discovering just audible links between John Cage’s Sonatas 14 & 15 … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sounds . . .

at the Ithaca PorchFest 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. SUNDAY September 18 NOON 209 … Continue reading

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The Spaces of Animal Voices

This year I’ve been working at the Contemporary Music Research Centre, at the University of York, in the UK, investigating ways to listen to spatial interactions among animal sounds, and to how sound changes as it travels through air and … Continue reading

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“My God! What has sound got to do with music?”

Gesture and relationship as compositional materials in two pieces by Christian Wolff 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

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