listening club: episode 8 | season 1
concrete to abstract
a listening club session curated by alba triana
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 | 8PM
924 lincoln road
examining how identifiable themes gradually transformed into non-discernable sonorities in western music
When it comes to music,
what makes it concrete?
what makes it abstract?
what do concrete/abstract mean in terms of experience and perception?
how did concrete turn into abstract?
was it an abrupt change, a rupture with an exhausted tradition?
or maybe, a smooth and organic transformation; an expansion, typical of human (natural) endeavors?
Years ago, I asked myself these questions. In this session, we’ll listen to a selection of pieces, from Western music history, which helped me elaborate my own answers. I’ll be commenting on them, in parallel with a series of paintings, as they were also essential to find my responses. Answering these questions was personally important not only to understand the past, but mainly, to establish a perspective to approach the multiple musical branches that evolved from the abstract works of the early 20th century.
I hope you like it!
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