Sat, 10/29 | 7pm Free @ Mills Concert Hall
455 N Park St, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
UW Madison faculty bassoonist Marc Vallon has planned a special concert of groundbreaking works of music from the 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Professor Vallon writes: “Composers of all periods have continually explored new musical territories, looked for new paths, and tried, through groundbreaking works, to launch new courses of musical expression. This program offers the public pieces that have, in their time, provided a starting point to new musical routes, just as the first stroke of a shovel is the birth of a new building and a new era.” The concert will include music by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Scriabin, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Helmut Lachenmann, and Morton Feldman.
members of the Sound Out Loud Ensemble
John Chappell Stowe
I’m very excited to perform Helmut Lachenmann’s “Pression” (1969) for solo cello on Saturday! The graph score is extremely precise, just as much a piece of visual art as it is an exploration of quiet extended technique.