Saturday, 2/6/10

by musicclipoftheday

Few composers make such expressive use of silence.

Christian Wolff, “For Piano” (1952)/Frederic Rzewski, piano

(In the right mood, I could listen to this all day.)



Any collection of sounds that you put together, they’ll have a rhythm no matter what.—Christian Wolff


Abstract Expressionism

On the Road


hard bop

urban blues


rock ’n roll

New York School Composers (John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff)

Not too shabby for a decade (1950s) that’s often dismissed as dull.