Seminal Works for Piano + Percussion

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ticket Information

Time
8:00 PM
Presented By
The New York New Music Ensemble
Event Type
Performances
Genre
New Music
Event Contact
Lisa Freeman
Contact Email
Description

 

Merkin Concert Hall

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8 pm

Tickets: $20/ $10 available at Merkin Box Office: 212-501-3330
 
The New York New Music Ensemble
Daniel Druckman, James Baker - percussion
Stephen Gosling, Steven Beck - piano
 
PROGRAM
Karlheinz Stockhausen  Kontakte (1959/60) for piano, percussion and electronic sounds
Charles Wuorinen Metagong (2008) for two piano and percussion
 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This concert presents two of the most important, ground-breaking works for piano and percussion in the repertory.  Kontakte (1959-60) is perhaps Stockhausen's most famous work, and remains a marvel of sonic complexity.  It's trailblazing use of electronics, spectral analysis, spatialization and the combination of acoustic and electronic sounds was a turning point in the history of 20th century music.   Metagong (2008) is Charles Wuorinen's contribution to the growing canon of works inspired by Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. This epic, virtuosic work explores the myriad timbral capabilities and possibilities of this unique instrumental combination to stunning effect.  

 


Venue
Merkin Hall
Location
129 W 67th Street
New York, NY
Phone
212-501-3330