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As a companion work to the Concert for Piano and Orchestra, celebrated American composer Christian Wolff - a close associate of Cage and fellow member of the 'New York School' - was commissioned to write a new work for Apartment House. The result, Resistance, was premiered in July 2017. Both works celebrate performance as a unique event, and the openness of the scores produces music which resists repetition. Both works question the nature of an ensemble, how musicians and sounds relate to one another, and the functions of musical form in ways that, like Wolff's title, seem vital to contemporary life.
This recording by Apartment House with Philip Thomas (piano) marks a long and rich engagament with the music of both Cage - in particular the Concert for Piano and Orchestra - and Wolff, whose music they have enjoyed performing for 15 years.
|Place of Publication||Huddersfield|
|Publisher||Huddersfield Contemporary Records|
|Media of output||CD|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2017|
Philip Thomas (Speaker) & Emily Payne (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Philip Thomas (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk