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PREMIERE: Sō's Adam Sliwinski Plays Dan Trueman's Étude #4 from 'Nostalgic Synchronic'

PREMIERE: Watch Adam Sliwinski Play Dan Trueman's "Marbles" Étude on bitKlavier (New Amsterdam) >>

It's been 11 whole months, yes, since we first saw Sō Percussion's Adam Sliwinski's cross-handed study of Dan Trueman's bitKlavier. Shot then by Troy Herion, with Silwinski patched into his Princeton colleague's "prepared digital piano" via Casio USB for prelude-only, with all the bugs beta-ed out now, watch Silwinski's Roland A-88 shake under the more progressive hammer action of "Marbles"--directed by Evan Chapman. Like Ligeti's last Grawemeyer étude for Boulez from Book One, but played by the Synclavier I from Boulez conducts Zappa, lest you think Dan Trueman's lost his own here, well, just press play.

Ojai Music Festival

Ojai Music Festival Features Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Works by Boulez >>

Next year's Ojai Music Festival will highlight a work by percussionist Glenn Kotche, drummer of the alternative rock band Wilco, in a free community concert in the Libbey Park Gazebo.

Classicalite's Five Best: Books on Music >>

How to pluck just five books from libraries and libraries of writing about music? Just close your eyes, and decide which seem obvious. These seem obvious to me...

French Director Patrice Chéreau, Revered for Wagner's 'Ring,' Dead at 68 >>

French opera, theater and film director Patrice Chéreau has died of lung cancer, aged 68. One of the most revered, one might even say iconic directors of his era, Chéreau may have finally been defeated by Napoleon--as in his doomed, but repeated efforts to make a movie about the dictator starring Al Pacino--but that experience clearly never put him off working with outsize characters, as opera remained a passion.

Contemporary Music, Art and Architecture Converge at St. Louis Symphony's Pulitzer Series >>

The St. Louis Symphony's innovative Pulitzer Concert Series continues this year with more chamber music concerts at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

Classicalite Wordoku

Wordoku ANSWERS (Mini): Contemporary Composers, Letter B [UPDATE] >>

Introducing Classicalite's newest Wordoku puzzle! Think you can solve this 6x6 grid with 3x2 regions featuring: Babbitt, Boulez, Blackwood Jr., Bryars, Branca, Barry??

Classicalite Wordoku

Wordoku Puzzle (Mini): Contemporary Composers, Letter B >>

Introducing Classicalite's newest Wordoku puzzle! Think you can solve this 6x6 grid with 3x2 regions featuring: Babbitt, Boulez, Blackwood Jr., Bryars, Branca, Barry?

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