Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Mostly Messiaen" at SAAM : Mar 16

In a recent critical breakdown/rant debunking of P.T. Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" the case
of Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack 'playing' the classics of Ligeti, Bartok and Messiaen was made
as a metaphor for the the whole of the film being gesture and mimicry and little more. Curiously,
here's a chance to hear the 'real thing' in person - in the form of the piano works of Olivier Messiaen:

Like the Morton Feldman Marathon at SAM of last month, having significant 20th Century
Composers performed in this town is a rather rare and noteworthy event. Glad to see the
Seattle Art Museum playing host on an increasing basis.

Link to Boston University's "Messiaen Project" site