On Saturday, the 2012 Avant Music Festival presents a program celebrating the John Cage Centennial. Our friends Loadbang join pianist Vicky Chow and other avant musicians in a performance of Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra. It’s a piece that avoids the “O” in concerto by allowing the musicians considerable freedom in the performance of their parts. Thus, the soloist has to operate in a constantly shifting environment. It’s recently been done brilliantly by SEM, and in a hammy fashion by the New Juilliard Ensemble. Given the parties involved, one should expect nothing less than a thoughtful and exciting interpretation of the work.
For more information about the Avant Festival, check out Chris McGovern’s interview with Randy Gibson.
Loadbang will also be giving another Cage concert at Greenwich Music House in March (details below).
One of their members, Andy Kozar, is fundraising through next Tuesday for a CD project featuring his compositions (and several appearances by Loadbang) via Kickstarter.
Wild Project – February 11th, 2012 8PM
loadbang performs John Cage’s Living Room Music, plus Concert for Piano and Orchestra with Vicky Chow as part of the Avant Music Festival
195 East 3rd Street, Manhattan
$15/$10 at door, $12/$8 presale online
Greenwich House – March 8th, 2012 8PM
John Cage: A Portrait in 5 Parts: loadbang celebrates Cage’s centennial
46 Barrow Street, Manhattan
$15/$10 students, tickets at door