Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Musica Nova to perform Morton Feldman's Piano and String Quartet in Jaffa, Israel

Morton Feldman (photo: Jan Williams)

In April 2017, Ensemble Musica Nova will be presenting the Israeli premiere of American composer Morton Feldman’s "Piano and String Quartet". Feldman (1926-1987) was part of the New York experimental music scene alongside such composers as John Cage, Christian Wolff and Earle Brown. "Piano and String Quartet", composed in 1985, is representative of the beauty and hypnotic character of Feldman’s later works. Some 80 minutes in duration, the work undergoes no tempo changes, its dynamic range is limited and its musical material is sparse. Its hypnotic quality invites the listener to be with the moment, to focus on the static, on the piece's suspended stillness. Assaf Shatil (piano), Yael Barolsky (violin), Liora Altshuler (violin), Amit Landau (viola) and Dan Weinstein (‘cello) will be performing the work at Hateiva (19 Jerusalem Avenue, Jaffa) April 19th at 20:30.


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