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"The composer makes plans, music laughs." - Morton Feldman

The enterprising composer collective new music ensemble and concert series Red Light New Music presents its second mainstage concert of the season

The Viola In My Life: The Influence Of Morton Feldman

  • Scott Wollschleger: Brontal No. 3 (world premiere, RLNM commission)
  • Morton Feldman: The Viola in My Life I 
  • Ted Hearne: Crispy Gentlemen (world premiere, RLNM commission)
  • Feldman: The Viola in My Life II
  • Keeril Makan: Mercury Songbirds

Curated by the co-directors of Red Light New Music, Scott Wollschleger, Liam Robinson, Vincent Raikhel and Christopher Cerrone, led by resident conductor Ted Hearne, and featuring long-time Red Light violist Erin Wight in the Feldman works, The Viola In My Life: The Influence Of Morton Feldman explores various aspects of the continuing impact of New York City based composer Morton Feldman's life, works and musical philosophy on a growing number of composers writing in a wide breadth of styles.

Each of the new and recent compositions on this program carries Feldman's influence in a unique and perhaps not obvious way, and Feldman's works The Viola in My Life I and II act as connective tissue, allowing each listener to discover and draw out then musical relationships on their own.

Composer Nils Vigeland, chair of composition at the Manhattan School of Music and a former Feldman student, will moderate a preconcert discussion, beginning at 7:20pm, with the featured composers and Red Light directors.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.redlightnewmusic.org/2011-2012/violainmylife.html