05 giugno 2013

Un'eccellente retrospettiva del lavoro di David Tudor come compositore è in un box di sette cd pubblicato da New World Records: The Art Of David Tudor 1963-1992.

"David Tudor's identity morphed seamlessly from interpreter of mainly acoustic music to composer-performer of predominately electronic music over a period of about ten years, from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. This set of seven CDs, the first truly comprehensive survey of Tudor's work as a composer, goes beyond any previous attempt to document that process of transformation. It captures his touch and sensitivity and offers an expansive, previously unavailable view onto more than three decades of Tudor's astonishingly original work as an electronic musician. It neatly describes the arc of his career, from his first composition, Bandoneon! (A Combine), through the fully-realized works of his long collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. While Cage has finally more or less received his due, Tudor's own accomplishments have been somewhat overshadowed and are ripe for a proper re-evaluation. It is our hope that the release of this set will prompt a thorough reconsideration of his seminal achievements."