Friday, October 10, 2014

Recording: Contact with Evan Ziporyn

Artist: Contact with Evan Ziporyn

Song: Music in Similar Motion [excerpt] [composer: Philip Glass]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (INTERsection 2014), September 6, 2014.

Contact with Evan Ziporyn - Music in Similar Motion [excerpt]

Read a few thoughts about the day as a whole here. Bang on a Can All-stars founder Evan Ziporyn's headlining status at this daylong festival was somewhat undersold, but he's a natural fit with the minimalism-loving crew who helped put the day together. After a few solo pieces from Ziporyn, this open score (not written for any specific group of instruments) from 1969 was an apt way to close out the day with the Contact ensemble. Perhaps typical of this sort of music with its extended minimal variations, I went from intrigued to mildly bored before really hitting the zone where I was grokking the repetitions. Settle in and wait for it.

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