Listen: Xenakis, Saariaho and Sorey Live at Look & Listen 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The 14th annual Look & Listen Festival concluded at New York City's Whitebox Art Center with performances by violinist Miranda Cuckson, So Percussion's Jason Treuting, cellist Jeffrey Ziegler and drummer-composer Tyshawn Sorey.
The world premiere of Jason Treuting’s Block and Line, performed by the composer himself and former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, was paired with Paola Prestini's Quiet. Miranda Cuckson and pianist Cory Smythe performed music by Iannis Xenakis, Kaija Saariaho and Franco Donatoni. The Tyshawn Sorey Trio performed excerpts from Alloy and Minutiae by the group’s eponymous member.
Listen to the full audio, including interviews with Treuting, visual artist Slvstr, Cuckson and Sorey above or excerpted pieces below.
Shulamit Ran - Inscriptions
Paola Prestini - Quiet
Jason Treuting - Block and Line
Tyshawn Sorey - Movement
Franco Donatoni - Ciglio III
Kaija Saariaho - Nocturne
Tyshawn Sorey - Allegro