Lukas Ligeti at National Sawdust Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, National Sawdust presented the music of Austrian/Hungarian/American composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti, performed with youthful verve by one of New York’s most exciting emerging ensembles, Contemporaneous. National Sawdust opened its doors in the Fall of 2015, quickly establishing itself as the preeminent presenter and resource for an eclectic diversity of downtown and contemporary concert music composers and performers. Contemporaneous-cum-Ligeti articulately represented the venue’s mission in a program entitled “Influences/Confluences,” which drew upon the composer’s experiences growing up in Vienna surrounded by cross-disciplinary inspiration; most notably [Bauhaus] architecture and dissolving into abstractions described in no great detail by the composer as “geometric shapes and visual illusions.”