Ligeti, Alarm Will Sound in New York Reviewed

The New York Times.

I was a skeptic regarding concerts that try to pull double duty as podcasts. But Friday’s show by Alarm Will Sound at Zankel Hall converted me to the explainer-format gig — at least partially.

It helps when the subject of the evening is a composer as fascinating as Gyorgy Ligeti. The late modernist’s enthusiasm for vertiginous, improbable structures resulted in a slew of masterpieces, including the opera “Le Grand Macabre” and works such as “Lux Aeterna” and “Atmospheres.” (The director Stanley Kubrick used the latter two pieces in his film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”)