A Celebration of Christian Wolff at Dartmouth

Source: A Celebration of Christian Wolff.

THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE:
A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN WOLFF FEATURING
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE (ICE)

Emeritus Dartmouth music and classics professor Wolff is a seminal new music composer, having collaborated with artists like composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham and devising approaches that have influenced generations since. Featuring the protean new music ensemble ICE and more than 10 international guests, this festival explores Wolff’s body of work and the joyful invention, committed social activism and tireless curiosity that has animated it.

FRI • OCT 23 • 7 PM • FAULKNER
SAT • OCT 24 • 2 PM • ROLLINS
SAT • OCT 24 • 7 PM • FAULKNER

Exhibition–Christian Wolff: beginning anew at every ending
Sep 1–Dec 10 • Baker Library Main Hall
Celebrating the composer’s long association with Dartmouth College as a professor of music, classics and comparative literature, this exhibit highlights key aspects of Wolff’s work: indeterminacy, politics and collaboration. Sponsored by the Dartmouth Library.

Exhibition Reception
Oct 22 • 4 pm • Baker Library Main Hall

Panel Discussion–Christian Wolff: In Performance
Fri • Oct 23 • 4:30 pm • Faulkner Recital Hall, Department of Music
Wolff’s six decades of music are discussed by musicologist Amy Beal, composer/visual artist David Behrman; Hartt School of Music Composition Program Chair Robert Carl; composer Alvin Lucier; and composer/performer/writer Michael Parsons. Moderated by UC Santa Cruz Prof. Larry Polansky.