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.)

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lagniappe

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

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Abstract Expressionism

On the Road

“Howl”

hard bop

urban blues

doo-wop

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.