CANCELLED: UNH Music Welcomes Guest Pianist Louis Goldstein

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:00 PM
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Adams, Susan
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Durham
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WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS 
 
Join us to experience Morton Feldman’s massive 1983 composition Triadic Memories, a ¬masterpiece of the piano literature of the last 100 years.
Triadic Memories is a prime example of Feldman’s concern with how a musical composition sounds, rather than how it is made.  Just as Feldman’s friend, the painter Mark Rothko, found the means to make color, on its own, the voice of mood and emotion, Feldman found ways to make sound alone, not its forms or progressions, the means to the same end.  This set him on a path toward a new concert experience.  
But with so much attention placed on the liberation of sound in 20th-century music, a more profound and far-reaching liberation has sometimes been ignored: the liberation of time [Earle Brown].  Triadic Memories is an example of Feldman's work with "Time in its unstructured existence...how Time exists before we put our paws on it... our minds, our imaginations into it.”  Feldman projects sounds into time, free from a compositional rhetoric, not manipulated by the history of musical tradition, creating a temporal landscape where memory, the cornerstone of perceiving musical form, is consistently thwarted.
A journey through Triadic Memories can be likened to walking in an enclosed labyrinth.  Some long passages of the maze, with few turns, are extensive enough to make you forget you are in a labyrinth.  But there are bends in the hallways, and eventually the traveler not only loses the sense of direction, but also discovers the maze is three dimensional.

Louis Goldstein
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