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Morton Feldman (1926-1987)

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Brewski:
Today on a blog called david's waste of bandwidth, there's a link to FeldmanSays, a widget for Mac dashboards that gives you a different Feldman saying every time you start your computer.

Seemed like an excellent reason to start a Morton Feldman thread.  (I can't believe we didn't have one!)

--Bruce

karlhenning:
 ;D

High time there was a Feldman thread, Bruce.

And a Feldman widget?  Can it get any better than this?

Brewski:

--- Quote from: karlhenning on March 12, 2008, 10:59:27 AM --- ;D

High time there was a Feldman thread, Bruce.

And a Feldman widget?  Can it get any better than this?

--- End quote ---

Clever, isn't it!  (Of course, little good it does me, being Mac-less.)

--Bruce

Ephemerid:
I love uncle Morty!  8)

Palais di Mari and his Piano & String Quartet are my personal favourites-- sort of like slow motion minimalism (it used to creep out my ex-wife LOL).

Rothko Chapel, For Bunita Marcus, Violin & String Quartet and his second (six hour long!!!  :o ) string quartet are wonderful pieces too-- sort of like acoustic ambient music...  

I love how he is able to make the weirdest dissonances sound so delicate & beautiful...

Brewski:
Hard to think of favorites, but the two pieces I've heard most often in the last few years are Why Patterns? and Triadic Memories.  One I'd like to hear again is Coptic Light.  I was at the world premiere when the NY Phil did it in the mid-1980s, long before I became a Feldman fan.

--Bruce

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