June 3, 20167:30 pm
A pioneering figure in post-war composition, James Tenney’s works reflect a deep curiosity about the properties of sound and their perception by listeners. His compositions investigate ideas of just intonation (Clang), perception (For Ann (Rising)), stochastic elements (Music for Player Piano), information theory (Ergodos), graphic notation (Postcard Pieces), computer music (Analogue #1: Noise Study), collage (Collage No. 1 (Blue Suede)), and what he called “swell” (Koan: Having Never Written A Note For Percussion). He composed more than 50 works including orchestral, chamber, vocal, piano and electroacoustic music.
Concert presented by Le Vivier, Suoni per il Popolo & Bozzini Quartet.