Conversations with Composers: Masters of Conceptual Music

Lecture Thu 14 Nov 2002 - Thu 12 Dec 2002 The New School, Wollman Hall
55 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th Floor
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John Cage, who taught at The New School, made music history with his notion of "chance" in composition. Two generations have followed, and many composers have created their own brands of new music inspired by Cage's idea of indeterminacy. The late composer/conductor Earle Brown, alone and in collaboration with visual artists like Alexander Calder and Robert Rauschenberg, developed his "open form." More recently, Joshua Fried, composer/percussionist, has employed electronics for his unique concept of "created-on-the-spot" aleatory performance. In the spirit of the late Earle Brown, who was to have joined us for this series, Joshua Fried and another composer to be announced come to The New School for musically illustrated conversations about their work and their predecessors.

Joshua Fried

Cosponsored by the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the IRP.