Postal Pieces

Cartel 2016 | Suoni Per Il Popolo 2016 | Arbor Vitae — Rétrospective James Tenney

  • June 5, 2016
    2:00 pm
Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal — Édifice Gaston-Miron
1210, rue Sherbrooke Est — Montréal, Québec

Featuring

Programme

    • 1. Beast
    • 2. A Rose is a Rose is a Round
    • 3. (night)
    • 4. Koan
    • 5. Maximusic
    • 6. Swell Piece
    • 7. Swell Piece #2
    • 8. Swell Piece #3
    • 9. August Harp
    • 10. Cellogram
    • 11. Having Never Written a Note for Percussion

Arbor Vitae — Rétrospective James Tenney

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.

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