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Minimalism At 50

01 Nov 2011
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If you find yourself in London at the end of November, be sure to run, not walk, to the Minimalism At 50 festival taking place at Kings Point. The 3-day birthday bash, taking place Nov.

Coming Events

23 Oct 2011
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The Time Curve Preludes
A Concert + Performance featuring
pianist Liam Viney and Eurythmy artist Jan Baker-Finch,
who will interpret a selection of the preludes in movement

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University,
Ian Hangar Hall, South Bank, (Brisbane), Australia
Friday, October 28, 2011, 6.30 pm

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The Time Curve Preludes are having something of a renaissance this year, with probably the most performances in a single year since they were written.

First, the Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen played them at Bucknell in March, a gift from the music faculty to celebrate my retirement. Then in July, Neely Bruce recreated his 1979 premiere performance at Wesleyan University (including Walden Variations) performing on the same piano and with some of the same people in attendance as were at the premiere.

Coming Events

29 Sep 2011
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The Time Curve Preludes, Book 1, selections; Bruce Brubaker, piano
Third International Conference on Music and Minimalism (12-15 October 2011)
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
Session 4: 14:00 – 16:00
13 October 2011

The Time Curve Preludes, Book 1, selections; Bruce Brubaker, piano
Minimalism Workshop
Rotterdam Conservatorium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15 October 2011

Coming Events

16 Aug 2011
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Out of the Blue
a performance by FLOW Eurythmy Ensemble
featuring selections from The Time Curve Preludes

Friday 2 September 2011; 7:30 pm
Kamario Rudolf Steiner School, 220 Forest Way,
Belrose, (Sydney), NSW, Australia

Saturday 3 September 2011; 7:30 pm
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, 5 Glenroy Ave.,
Middle Cove, (Sydney), NSW, Australia

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06 Jul 2011
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Neely Bruce Plays the Piano Music of William Duckworth
Tuesday 12 July 2011, 7:30 pm
Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University Professor of Music and American Studies Neely Bruce revisits his 1979 recital of the piano music of William Duckworth, which included his Walden Variations as well as the premiere of The Time Curve Preludes, considered the first work of postminimalism.


14 May 2011
Posted by timecurve
Nora and I drove up to Woodstock recently. The occasion was the chance to hear our friend Tenzin Choegyal sing. Tenzin is a Tibetan musician whose voice and talent grow from traditional Tibetan roots, but whose music is alive with modern sounds. We all met in Australia in 2002 when The Cathedral Band played the Mini[ ]Max Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse, and Tenzin performed on three of the concerts.

Coming Events

31 Oct 2010
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The {neo}sonic Sound Garden
Mill Place Arts Precinct, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
4 November 2010, opening at 6 pm

Renaissance Polyphony

30 Jun 2010
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How often do any of us get the chance to hear a 40-voice Renaissance motet performed live? The famous one, too, Spem in alium by the English composer Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). And how often does this one piece (performed twice) become the entire program, particularly since it's about 10 minutes long? The answer, thanks to Make Music New York and The Dessoff Choirs, was late afternoon Monday a week ago at the R.C. Church of St. Andrew in lower New York.

Coming Events

02 Jun 2010
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Writing on Water
, ensemble version
with Nozomi Omote, marimba soloist
and Ba Da Boom Percussion, Vanessa Tomlinson, director

Also on the program: Lou Harrison's Labrynth, conducted by Jan Williams,
Steve Reich's Sextet, and selections from Earle Brown's Folio #2.

Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia
6:30 pm, admission $15/10
Friday, 4 June 2010