David Lang Hosts 'The Consonant Show'

Streams Wednesday, March 6 at 7 pm on Q2 Music

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang hosts a two-part series beginning Wednesday, Mar. 6 that explores how the breakthroughs of musical abstraction in the years 1910 to 1925 have found renewed voice in the music of today. Part One, "The Consonant Show," streams Wednesday, Mar. 6 at 7 pm; Part Two, "The Dissonant Show," streams Thursday, Mar. 7 at 7 pm

Part One, "The Consonant Show," places Debussy's Jeux (1912) alongside contemporary works by Philip Glass, Don Byron, Michael Harrison and Shara Worden, illustrating how the sensuousness of the iconic French composer's music has influenced a diverse array of today's favorite voices. 

The Consonant Show is part of Q2 Music's ongoing partnership with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition 'Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925' examining the birth of abstraction across the arts in this bold, pivotal period of experimentation and cross-pollination. Visit our Inventing Abstraction series page for on-demand playlists and concerts recorded live at MoMA. 

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