“One of the most significant presentations of the season.” -Time Out New York
Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” presents its third annual week of Essential Repertoire at ISSUE Project Room, an adoration and exploration of the experimental tradition in classical music, named “one of the most significant presentations of the season” by Time Out New York. Over four evenings, various historical approaches to the experimental impulse are explored via some of its canon’s most durable works and its most accomplished practitioners.
Featuring Luciano Berio’s first ten Sequenzas (12/1, various soloists); Stockhausen’s Gesang der Jünglinge, Kontakte, and Mikrophonie (12/2, Iktus Percussion Quartet + Guests); Christian Wolff’s, For 1, 2 or 3 People, Petr Kotik’s Kontrabandt, and John Cage’s Concert for Piano & Orchestra (12/3, S.E.M. Ensemble); and Tom Johnson’s An Hour for Piano with the “Knee Plays” from Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach (12/4, soloists Joseph Kubera & Mary Rowell).