17 agosto 2012

Passeggiata musicale con eventi a sorpresa e concerti di musiche di John Cage, o a lui ispirate, oggi pomeriggio e sera alla Royal Albert Hall londinese per Proms 2012: cura il programma Ilan Volkov, chiamando a sé tra gli altri John Tilbury, Keith Rowe, Christian Wolff, Steve Beresford, David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, Vicki Bennett, i fratelli Adam e Jonathan Bohman, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies e Robyn Schulkowsky e dirigendo lui stesso la BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Si può seguire il tutto in diretta tramite Radio 3 della BBC a partire dalle 19.45, ora locale.

John Cage's works feature nicely in upcoming programming by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Ilan Volkov. Based in Glasgow, the BBC SSO is one of only five full-time orchestras maintained by the BBC, and is the oldest full-time orchestra in Scotland. To mark the centenary of John Cage's birth, Ilan Volkov has created a programme that reflects the composer's iconoclastic thinking, fertile imagination and arresting humour. John Tilbury, who has for decades been associated with Cage's work, tonight plays the exquisitely beautiful Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra. Cassette players and plucked cactuses are just two examples of the blindingly original, yet almost naively simple thinking that saw Cage - wittingly or otherwise - upturn practically every musical rule in the book.