Darmstadt's 8th annual performance of Terry Riley's IN C
Monday, Dec 10, 2012 8:00 PM EST
Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Brooklyn-based contemporary music series, Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” celebrates its birthdays with a singularly defined interpretation of Terry Riley’s game-changing 1964 composition, In C. This year’s concert will be held in the room where it was first performed eight years ago, at 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, currently the home of Public Assembly. Described in 2007 by The New York Times’s Allan Kozinn as “the most vital, audacious, and energizing performance of the score” he had ever heard, Darmstadt's curators invite electric guitarists, singers, and electronicists, alongside orchestral instrumentalists—
“Unquestionably the founding work of minimalism in musical composition, Terry Riley's In C (1964) challenges the standards of imagination, intellect, and musical ingenuity to which "classical" music is held. Only one page of score in length, it contains neither specified instrumentation nor parts.”—Oxford University Press
Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde is the new music series led by Nick Hallettand Zach Layton, a program of ISSUE Project Room.