Michael Gordon's Decasia: Live from World Financial Center Winter Garden

The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble Performs Gordon's Score to Bill Morrison's Decasia

Friday, February 03, 2012

On Friday, February 3 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live team up again for another live audio Webcast of live scores to the silent films of acclaimed American filmmaker Bill Morrison. Tonight, enjoy Michael Gordon's riveting score to Morrison's 2002 masterpiece, Decasia, as performed by The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble at World Financial Center Winter Garden. The evening will be hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC's New Sounds Live.

Hailed as a "stirring, haunting modern masterpiece..." by The Guardian, the 72 minute Decasia is an evocative assemblage of deteriorating, black and white video footage over which Gordon has pieced together a texture of detuned piano and out-of-phrase orchestral sonorities.

Hosted by:

John Schaefer


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Comments [4]

Carl G

Wow! the contra bassoons rock...

Jan. 09 2013 12:48 PM

@Jacob You can now hear the complete concert 24/7 in the audio at the top of this page. Enjoy!

Feb. 11 2012 02:05 PM
Jacob Flaschen from Oberlin, OH

Was this performance recorded or only streamed? Can I access a recording somehow?


Feb. 06 2012 12:31 AM
Jeff Britton from Sheboygan, WI

Thanks for broadcasting the Oberlin CME performance! My daughter is an oboist in the ensemble, and it was nice to hear them play.

Feb. 03 2012 08:07 PM

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