28 gennaio 2011


Un box di dieci cd ricorda la figura del coreografo newyorkese Merce Cunningham raccogliendo alcune delle musiche che in oltre cinquant'anni hanno accompagnato le sue creazioni: Music for Merce (1952-2009) contiene lavori di Christian Wolff, John Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Gordon Mumma, David Behrman, Pauline Oliveros, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, Maryanne Amacher, Jon Gibson e Yasunao Tone in esecuzioni storiche e spesso inedite, che negli anni più recenti hanno visto coinvolti tra gli altri anche George Lewis, Steve Lacy, John King, Michael Pugliese, Jim O’Rourke, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori e John Paul Jones. Informazioni e ascolti in anteprima sono al sito dell'etichetta New World Records, dove si possono trovare in .pdf anche i saggi e le note che illustrano l'opera.

Spanning six decades from the early 1950s onward, these recordings capture the breadth of the Cunningham repertory and the rich diversity of Cunningham’s musical collaborations. Composers whose work features prominently in this collection include seminal figures of late-20th-century experimental music such as John Cage, David Tudor, Gordon Mumma, Christian Wolff, and Takehisa Kosugi, among others. For the most part, these compositions have not been recorded elsewhere and are making their first appearance on CD. This is a document of enormous historical import that will be a revelation to both listeners and scholars interested in the evolution of American experimental music over the past five decades. 

http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=86954
http://www.newworldrecords.org/uploads/filetfjhd.pdf