[ot] Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories" / video + piano


    Jan 18 2006 | 5:39 am
    Contemporary classical music + experimental video:
    Two performances of Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories" (1981)
    by
    Michael Century, piano Kurt Ralske, video
    Saturday / January 21 / 8:00 PM Saturday / January 21 / 10:00 PM Diapason Gallery 1026 Sixth Ave (at 39th St) #2S New York, New York http://www.diapasongallery.org
    Admission is free
    Preview of video (requires QuickTime 7): http://retnull.com/feldman_qt.html
    "Triadic Memories" for solo piano, presents the listener an opportunity to enter Morton Feldman's musical universe: a place of quiet, space, repetition, evolution, and expanded time-sense.
    Feldman described parallels between his music and the rough, irregular patterns of certain antique Turkish carpets. For this performance, video artist Kurt Ralske has created an experimental video derived from images of these carpets. The video makes clear this connection between sound and image, and provides an entry point to total immersion in Feldman's world of sound and silence.
    "All we composers really have to work with is time and sound - and sometimes I'm not even sure about sound." -- Morton Feldman
    Michael Century is a musician and professor in the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. www.arts.rpi.edu/people/century/
    Kurt Ralske is a video artist and programmer, and teaches in the MFA Computer Arts program at the School of Visual Arts. He recently created the video installation permanently on view in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art.