Upcoming George Crumb Performances

George Crumb

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From Bridge Records:


October 24, 2014
Sun and Shadow performed by Ann Crumb and Marcantonio Barone
Barge Music
8 pm

October 30, 2014
Music for a Summer Evening
American Modern Ensemble
8:00pm 10:30pm
Merkin Hall

November 16, 2014
PREMIERE: Yesteryear and The Yellow Moon of Andalusia
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Steven Schick, conductor
Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)

November 18-25, 2014
George Crumb American Songbook
Orchestra 2001 Tours Arizona and New Mexico

December 2014
Three Early Songs, Night of the Four Moons, Dream Sequence
Ann Crumb and James Freeman

December 18, 2014
Makrokosmos III
Quantum Ensemble
Tenerife Auditorium (www.auditoriodetenerife.com) Spain

March, 20, 2015
Vox Balaenae
Lakshore Rush
Music Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison

March 21, 2015
Sonata for Solo Cello


Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison

March 22, 2015
Works of George Crumb and Laura Schwendinger
Miranda Cuckson, Nunc
Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison

March 23, 2015
Madrigals 1-4
Due-East, with Greg Byer and Erin Lesser
Morphy Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison

March 27, 2015
Music for a Summer Evening
Gilbert Kalish and James Freeman
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore, PA 7:30 pre-concert talk

March 29, 2015 American Songbook No. 6 Voices from the Morning of the Earth
Ann Crumb, Randall Scarlota, Orchestra 2001
Gould Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute
Philadelphia, PA

March 29, 2015 PREMIERE: Xylophony
Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Berkeley – 7:00 pm (pre-concert talk 6-6:30)

April 4, 2015
Eleven Echoes of Autumn, Vox Balaenae, Mundus Canis, Ghosts of Alhambra
ensemble counter)induction presents a George Crumb 85th Birthday concert
Philadelphia at the Trinity Center on 22nd and Spruce. 4:00PM

April 13, 2015
American Songbooks
Daniel Druckman and the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble
Alice Tully Hall, New York City

An Interview With Toby Driver of Kayo Dot

Kayo Dot

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From Empty Lighthouse:

Toby Driver is the main composer/frontman behind perpetual envelope-pushers Kayo Dot. In an e-mail interview with Empty Lighthouse, he spoke about the influence film has on his work, the pros and cons of the internet, how Kayo Dot fans are pretty much unalienable by this point and the band’s spellbinding new album, Coffins on Io.

Newsbits: Takase & von Schlippenbach Album Reviewed / Denver Shows Reviewed / RIP David Wessel / Paul Dresher

Alexander von Schlippenbach

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The new CD from Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach is reviewed.

Two recent weird music shows in Denver are reviewed here and here.

Eclectic composer and Berkeley professor David Wessel has passed away.

Paul Dresher is interviewed.

Vital Weekly 953

From Vital Weekly:

Gil Sanson &Amp; Bruno Duplant – Blank (Cd by Mystery Sea) *
Thibault Jehanne – Eskifjorour (Cd by Kaon) *
Giulio Aldinucci – Aer (Cd by Dronarivm) *
Martin Bresnick – Prayers Remain Forever (Cd by Starkland) *
Valerio Cosi – Plays Popol Vuh (Lp by Dreamsheep)
Nadine Byrne – a Different Gesture (Lp by Ideal Recordings)
Sparkle in Grey – the Calender (Cd and Booklet by Lizard Records, Under My Bed, Old Bicycle and Moving Records &Amp; Comics)
Anders Brørby – Nocturnal Phases (Cdr by Feral Delight) *
Smitten – Chemiefaserwerk (3″cdr by Sart Label) *
18qm – Nontron (Cassette, Private)
18qm – Le Grau (Cassette, Private)
Imf – the Realness (Cassette, Private)
Anne Laplatine – Selected Internet (Cassette by Powdered Hearts Records)
Sack Und Sheffield (Cassette by Powdered Hearts Records)
Adeodat Warfield – Car Jams ’14 (Cassette by Powdered Hearts Records)
Kordik &Amp; Lucas – Brushed and Crushed (Cassette by Earshots)
Vm – Rogge (Download by Blowpipe)