Source: Powerhouse Books.
Keith Rowe was one of the founding members of this collective. They called themselves AMM and soon added the composer Cornelius Cardew, an associate of John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, who was seeking to escape what he thought were equivalent strictures in the avant-garde classical world. As a quintet, AMM created music unlike anything else being done at the time and, being immersed in the London scene of the mid-60s in which musical boundaries were amorphous, found themselves on the one hand sharing bills with nascent bands like Pink Floyd, The Who, and Cream while on the other working with and alongside Yoko Ono and Christian Wolff.
Source: I Care If You Listen.
From the wine reception at the beginning of the March 23rd ICEBERG New Music concert at Tenri Cultural Institute, to founder Alex Burtzos’ incredibly charismatic MC-ing of the concert, this offering gave a delightful merging of new string quartet music by the enthusiastic and expert talents in the Mivos Quartet. With work by Will Healy, Drake Anderson, Peter Knell, Yu-Chun Chien, Jonathan Russ, and Harry Stafylakis, the standing-room only crowd was wowed a wide kaleidoscope of musical language and string quartet soundscapes.