At 8:00 this Friday, March 3, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Fe, pianist Sarah Cahill will perform a concert for Santa Fe New Music that includes my own Time Does Not Exist. The devoutly American experimentalist program of mostly 21st-century music is as follows:
Kyle Gann: Time Does Not Exist (2000)
Bunita Marcus: Julia (1989)
Peter Garland: Walk in Beauty (1989)
Johanna Beyer: selections from Dissonant Counterpoint (1934)
Guy Klucevsek: Don’t Let the Boogie Man Get You (2005)
Andrea Morricone: Studio I (2005)
Ruth Crawford: selections from Preludes (1925-1928)
Annea Lockwood: RCSC (2001)
Pauline Oliveros: Quintuplets Playpen (2001)
Maggi Payne: Holding Pattern (2001)
And you can find out more here. All of these composers are ones that SFNM director John Kennedy has done a lot for in the past – for instance, he gave the first one-woman show for the almost-forgotten pioneer Johanna Beyer. (If you’re wondering, Andrea Morricone is the son of the film composer.) The concert is worth it for Bunita Marcus’s Julia alone, one of the most beautiful pieces in the recent repertoire.
The next day at 2 PM at the same place, Sarah is playing a concert of pieces about childhood, including works by Debussy, Schumann, Rzewski, and Family Piano by Kennedy himself. Kennedy’s One Body has been playing lately on Postclassic Radio. You can get more info about these concerts by calling Santa Fe New Music at 505-474-6601.
Wish I were there. I love Santa Fe. There’s a great cigar store just west from the southwest corner of the town square, and across the street from it an incredible store for Spanish-language books that also has a huge stock of scores of works by Mexican and Central American composers. It’s heaven. Maybe I’ll retire there, and time really won’t exist.