After intermission, the group performed an arrangement for seven instruments by the composer and violinist Caroline Shaw (who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Music) of “Leo” from Stockhausen’s “Tierkreis” (1975-76). The larger work is a set of 12 pieces inspired by signs of the zodiac. Those who think of Stockhausen as an uncompromising modernist might have been surprised by this piece.
Archive – June 2013
On 19 March, Anatoly Iksanov, the general director of the Bolshoi Theatre, held a press conference in Moscow to announce a month-long festival to celebrate the centenary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. His aim was to reclaim the ballet for the nation that inspired it. (It had its premiere in Paris in 1913.) Most of the journalists who cleared the metal detectors were familiar faces trusted by the Bolshoi’s administration.
‘I like to think about ways to play with sound, and see what I find," says Dan Trueman. Trueman is a composer who works frequently with computers — he’s one of the founders of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLork) — and a violinist who specializes in the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. A music professor at Princeton University, he combines the two as part of his most recent project, a collaboration with the quartet So Percussion.