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Inaugural lecture by David Cline
Contemporary Music Research Unit presents The Treatise Project: Inaugural lecture by David Cline.
Indeterminacy in music loosens the composer’s control, thereby expanding the performer’s role and licensing greater-than-normal degrees of legitimate variation between renditions. Even so, this music is rarely presented in ways that highlight these features. The Treatise Project aims to address this gap by bringing together differing interpretations of the same excerpt from Cornelius Cardew’s monumental graphic score 'Treatise'.
The Treatise Project will unfold in a series of events spanning the entire length of the Summer term. This evening’s introductory talk will be followed by a series of six concerts. The first five concerts in the series will feature a soloist or ensemble performing the selected excerpt from Treatise alongside other materials. The series will conclude on the last day of term with a concert in which all five interpretations of the Treatise excerpt are presented one after another. The last concert will also include an additional performance of the same material by the Ligeti Quartet.
David Cline is Visiting Research Fellow in the Contemporary Music Research Unit, Goldsmiths. He completed his Ph.D. in Music at Goldsmiths in 2011 and was subsequently a fellow of the Institute of Musical Research. His book 'The Graph Music of Morton Feldman' was published in 2016. Forthcoming articles focus on Treatise and other examples of indeterminacy in music.
Image: Cornelius Cardew 'Treatise" EP7560. 1970, assigned to Peters Edition Ltd. Reproduced by permission.
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|2 May 2019
|6:00pm - 8:00pm
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