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Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

MILLS PERFORMING GROUP

Mills Performing Group

The Mills Performing Group was founded in 1963 by composers Darius Milhaud, Luciano Berio, and Morton Subotnick. The group features Mills music faculty, advanced students, and guest professionals presenting a broad range of music repertoire along with new or unusual works.

Democratic, irreverent and traditionally experimental, Curran travels in a computerized covered wagon between the Golden Gate and the Tiber River, and makes music for every occasion with any sounding phenomena—a volatile mix of lyricism and chaos, structure and indeterminacy, fog horns, fiddles and fiddle heads. He is dedicated to the restoration of dignity to the profession of making non-commercial music as part of a personal search for future social, political and spiritual forms.

Curran's music-making embraces all the contradictions (composed/improvised, tonal/atonal, maximal/minimal...) in a serene dialectical encounter. His more than 200 works feature taped/sampled natural sounds, piano, synthesizers, computers, violin, percussion, shofar, ship horns, accordion and chorus. Whether in the intimate form of his well-known solo performances, or pure chamber music, experimental radio works or large-scale site-specific sound environments and installations, all forge a very personal language from all the languages through dedicated research and recombinant invention.

Program:

Wendy Reid:
Tree Piece #65 “Lulu Variations 3”

Maggi Payne:
Rain

Meredith Monk:
Ellis Island
Parlour Games

Robert Ashley:
Outcome Inevitable

Steed Cowart:
Music for Three Bongos

Morton Feldman:
I Met Heine on the Rue Fürstenburg

 

 

 

 

 

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