Monday, March 20, 2006
tom raworth and mel and i got to hear the automated performance of george antheil's Ballet mécanique (a 10-minute excerpt of the 27-minute whole) sunday. it runs at 1 & 4pm weekdays and weekends at 1pm through the end of the month.
a must-hear, this a joyous din of cacophany. i mean, 16 baby grands all firing off at once, along with assorted tuned and untuned percussives, air raid sirens, etc.? totally ahead of its time, looking toward everyone from varèse and stockhausen to cecil taylor...