Open Rehearsal: American Avant-Garde
July 28, 3:30pm
Harumi Rhodes, violin
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Afiara String Quartet
Cage: The Seasons (with readings of the writings of John Cage) (1947)
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 4 ‘Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting’ (1916)
Feldman: Intermissions (1950)
John Zorn: Cat O’ Nine Tails for string quartet (1988)
Experience an intimate rehearsal as the players of American Avant-Garde practise for their upcoming concert.
Composers who occupied the front lines of their eras’ avant-garde share this provocative program. It embraces everything from Charles Ives’ toe-tapping sonata with its hymn-tune quotations, through John Cage’s typically quirky dance score inspired by East Indian concepts of the seasons, to Morton Feldman’s compact, spare-textured piano miniatures, and John Zorn’s zany, cartoonish mash-up of blistering frenzy with snippets of kitschy dance rhythms.