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Week 4: Julien Beau — Les Poupées de Népenthès

The Artist

Julien Beau is somewhat of a mysterious artist to me. Partly because he doesn’t seem to be too well known and also because most of the information about his art is in French, which I can’t read. 847 more words

The Unprepared Piano

The piano is a three dimensional instrument. Since the birth of the piano our primary focus, both as performers and composers, has been on the first dimension: a bank of 88 black and white keys. 145 more words

George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children

The year before going abroad for the first time in 1977, I had started listening to more and more 20th Century “classical” music. My interest in this music probably started with Stravinsky, spread to Bartok, and lead me to the hardcore German atonalists-Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. 487 more words