David Tudor, PART Two: INTERPRETER OF THE AVANT GARDE

Source: newworld-records.

This second part of our series–in conjunction with Tudor’s 96th birthday–charts the immensely consequential, yet relatively short, period of time during which Tudor, as interpreter extraordinaire, was to quote Frank Hilberg, “the eye of the hurricane” of avant garde composition, both in America and Europe. Tudor effectively ceased performing the music of other composers when his own work with live electronics began – that work (which is widely represented on several New World Records releases including the whole of the mammoth The Art of David Tudor box set) will comprise our final two installments of this series.