Cypress Trilogy Collaboration with Sonic Babylon
29 May 2010 – Noosa Regional Gallery – 5:30-9:30 PM
6.00 pm, Noosa River Bank
Welcome to the Country
Lyndon Davis and the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers
7.00 pm, Noosa Regional Gallery
Opening of Cypress Trilogy and Sonic Babylon
7.15 pm, Noosa Regional Gallery
Cypress Trilogy Performance: Dusk, Darkness and Dawn
Always Changing, Moving Ahead
an Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National feature on
William Duckworth and Nora Farrell, narrated and produced by
Into the Music's executive producer Robyn Ravlich
Broadcast dates and times:
17:05 Saturday 17 April 2010
01:05 Sunday 18 April 2010
15:05 Friday 23 April 2010
Streamed lived from http://www.abc.net.au/rn
Streamed on demand for four weeks after the first broadcast at Into the Music
The Time Curve Preludes, Book 1
Bruce Brubaker, piano
The Gallery Series, Rooke Recital Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Watch Bruce Brubaker discuss creating the drones for the Time Curve Preludes
One of the things I like about Brisbane is the opportunity to hear music I wouldn't ordinarily hear in New York. Not that it's not there, but that it gets lost amid the multitude of concerts that are available each night, many of which I only hear about in retrospect, if at all. One such example is Djan Djan, which Nora and I heard at the Judith Wright Centre on Friday night.
Bruce Brubaker's recording of The Time Curve Preludes will be featured
on the MUSIC FROM OTHER MINDS broadcast in the San Francisco Bay area on
Friday, March 12, 2010 | KALW-FM 91.7 | 11pm Pacific Time and streamed live on kalw.org .
After the broadcast it will be archived for on-demand streaming at
Nora and I have been back in Australia for a week now. It was a strange trip flying straight from the blizzards of New York to the monsoons of the South Pacific. Even though Queensland is known as the Sunshine State, it has rained almost continually since we arrived, not to mention the two weeks before. And more rain is forecast for at least another week. All in all, however, the warmth of a southern hemisphere summer trumps the cold of a northern hemisphere winter, but, as Nora says, under these conditions, not by much. What's really strange is that during our last trip (May-Nov.
I've known Ben Johnston for 45 years, first as a teacher, then as a friend. We stayed in touch from my student days at Illinois in the 60's through his retirement to Rocky Mount, NC in 1986 and a more recent move to Madison, WI. It's safe to say that the majority of things I know and care about music had their beginnings with Ben. A student of both Harry Partch and John Cage, plus a time studying with Darius Milhaud between the two, Ben taught his students not just the “facts”, but how the facts fit together to create ideas.