In C, led by special guest Stuart Dempster
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8 PM
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Sound Gatherer--trombonist, composer, didjeriduist, et al, and Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, Stuart Dempster will join Lawrence students and faculty for a performance of Terry Riley's groundbreaking Minimalist masterwork In C. In C consists of 53 short, numbered musical phrases, lasting from half a beat to 32 beats; each phrase may be repeated an arbitrary number of times. Each musician has control over which phrase he or she plays: players are encouraged to play the phrases starting at different times, even if they are playing the same phrase. In this way, although the melodic content of each part is predetermined, In C has elements of aleatoric music to it.
Video of the entire performance: