Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925: Q2 Music & The Museum of Modern Art
Q2 Music is curating a dynamic, innovative sound chamber for the Museum of Modern Art’s multidisciplinary exhibition examining the rise of abstract art, Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925.
The standalone, enclosed room, titled Reinventing Music: 1910-1925 envelopes visitors in the breathtakingly new music composed during those watershed years, with works by Stravinsky, Varèse, Schoenberg, Ives, Webern and Debussy; and serves as counterpoint to MoMA’s sweeping survey of the development of abstraction, running from December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013.
• Live from MoMA: Q2 Music brings listeners Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich (Feb. 26) and Dissonant Abstraction: Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman (Mar. 4) — two shows curated and hosted by David Lang, performed by alumni musicians of the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at Mass MoCA. The first concert, streamed live on Q2 Music, includes a conversation with Steve Reich.
• David Lang on the Radio: In February, award-winning composer David Lang offers Q2 Music listeners two one-hour shows that delve into the musical innovations of 1910-1925 and their visceral repercussions in today's new music.
• Expanded Playlist: For the duration of the exhibition, stream an extensive, on-demand playlist of music from 1910-1925 that explores the ground-breaking voices of these pivotal years, and read accompanying in-depth liner notes from resident blogger, David Patrick Stearns.
Recently in Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925
Thursday, March 07, 2013
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Q2 Music recently presented a live webcast of the sold-out show, "Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich," from the Museum of Modern Art.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Abstraction wrested music from the polarity of major and minor keys and Romantic-era emotions. Blogger David Patrick Stearns deconstructs the watershed years of 1910-1925.