CHARLES CURTIS at the Goethe-Institut Boston
Monday, September 16, 2013

Non-Event presents
An Evening of New and Experimental Music with

CHARLES CURTIS (cello)
performing works by Alison Knowles, Alvin Lucier, Eliane Radigue, Tashi Wada,
and Christian Wolff

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. / $15 ($12 students with ID)

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Program

Eliane Radigue, Occam V (2013) North American Premiere
Christian Wolff, One Cellist (2013) World Premiere
Tashi Wada, Landslide (2013) World Premiere
Alvin Lucier, Slices for Cello and Pre-Recorded Orchestra (2011)
Alison Knowles, Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis (2010)

CHARLES CURTIS is an internationally acclaimed composer and cellist, specializing in new and experimental music. Closely associated with the legendary avant-garde composer La Monte Young, Curtis directed Young’s Theatre of Eternal Music String Ensemble and for a number of years was a central figure in the downtown New York free music scene. In his own work, Curtis straddles the boundaries between art rock, sound art and minimalist composition. He has toured as a soloist and has led large ensembles in concerts mixing his own works and the works of other avant-garde composers (La Monte Young, Terry Jennings, Richard Maxfield, Morton Feldman). Curtis has also enjoyed an extensive and distinguished chamber music career. At the age of seventeen he won first prize in the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition and at 19 he made his Carnegie Hall debut playing the Tchaikovsky Trio with Oscar Shumsky and Earl Wild. He has been the first cellist in the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg for the past eleven years and is a former faculty member at Princeton University. Curtis is currently Professor of Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego. This will be his fourth performance with Non-Event.