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Trinity Center for Urban Life

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2212 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

April 2015

GEORGE CRUMB AT 85

April 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Please join Bowerbird and counter)induction for this special celebration in honor of George Crumb's 85th birthday. George Crumb's unique musical language has left an indelible mark upon American and international contemporary music. A generation of composers from the University of Pennsylvania count studying with him as a fundamental element in their creative development. counter)induction would like to celebrate his remarkable voice with a major concert featuring seminal Crumb works alongside two new commissions dedicated to George, by two of his…

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November 2012

Cage’s Music of Changes

November 1, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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$15

Composed in 1951, Music of Changes was Cages first instrumental composition entirely derived from chance procedures. Cage applied a book of the I Ching, a recent gift from a young Christian Wolff, to various parameters in the music: tempi, dynamics, sounds and silences, durations and superimpositions. The resulting music is one of pointed extremes and dense counterpoint. The piano is played, not only by using the keys, but also by plucking the strings with finger nails, playing cymbal beaters on…

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