Should Have Played Long Night, Methinks

I find out too late to make the trip, but Juhani Nuorvala informs me that he’s playing my retuned keyboard piece Fugitive Objects on a program of experimental music in Helsinki tomorrow. There’s also music by Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Roger Smalley, Maija Hynninen, Timo Tuhkanen, and others, plus a celebration of Alvin Lucier that extends through the 26th. Helsinki, of course, will be the site of the 2015 minimalism conference, and I’m much looking forward to being there myself in a year and a half.

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  1. Juhani Nuorvala says

    I agree that Long Night needs to be played here and I’m sure it will. But tonight’s concert is an evening of electroacoustic solos, and Long Night is written for three pianos without electronics. – Hope I’ll do justice to your beautiful piece. The tuning is delicious!

    KG replies: I just assume that the nights are pretty long in Helsinki about now. No complaint.

    All tunings are delicious, except for maybe 12tet.