Composers’ Forum | Mostly Mozart Festival
Composers Courtney Bryan, Ashley Fure, George Lewis, and Michael Pisaro, whose works will be performed during the Mostly Mozart Festival, join members of the International Contemporary Ensemble for a free discussion on their works, the creative process, and the future of classical music.
Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 PM
Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, NY
Grand Pianola Music | Mostly Mozart Festival
John Adams’s Grand Pianola Music, featuring the NY conducting debut of Christian Reif, is the centerpiece of this celebration of the piano and technology from International Contemporary Ensemble. Dating from 1982, Adams’s work for two pianos, voices, and chamber ensemble uses live performers to recreate tape-delayed loops. In the first half of the program, Courtney Bryan’s Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying creates conversation between the piano and recordings plucked from YouTube. And in a newly revised version of George Lewis’s chamber piece Voyager, AI technology allows the piano to take up the conversation on its own, a sentient automaton among human wind players.
Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY