PRÄSENTATION IX - Christian Wolff

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Der US-amerikanischer Komponist (geb. 1934) lernte bereits als 16jähriger den Komponisten John Cage und seinen Kreis kennen, zu dem Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, der Pianist und Komponist David Tudor, der Tänzer und Choreograph Merce Cunningham, aber auch Maler wie Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko oder Philip Guston gehörten.

Freitag, 10. April 2008. um 19:30 Uhr
In der Galerie Dörrie/Priess, Admiralitätstr. 71, 20459 HH

Christian Wolff (born 1934, Nice, France) is a composer, teacher, and sometime performer. Since 1941 he has lived in the United States. He studied piano with Grete Sultan and composition briefly with John Cage, in whose company, along with Morton Feldman, then David Tudor and Earle Brown, his work found inspiration and encouragement, as it did subsequently from association with Frederic Rzewski and Cornelius Cardew. He has also had a long association with Merce Cunningham and his dance company. As an improviser he has played with the English group AMM, Christian Marclay, Takehisa Kosugi, Keith Rowe, Steve Lacy, Larry Polansky, and Kui Dong. Academically trained as a classicist, he has taught at Harvard, then, from 1971 to 1999, in music, comparative literature, and classics, at Dartmouth College. from:​albums/​christian-wolff-long-piano/​notes The lecture is in german language.