REINIER VAN HOUDT (piano)
Luc Ferrari, 36 Enfilades (1985) for piano and tape
Walter Marchetti, Concerto Per La Mano Sinistra (1994) for umbrella and piano
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. / $15 ($10 students with ID)
Frequently chosen by experimental composers to premiere works around the world, REINIER VAN HOUDT is a pianist with astonishing technique who developed an early fascination for matters that escape traditional notation: physicality, space, memory, noise, environment and the points where interpretation touches improvisation. For this concert, van Houdt will perform works by two legendary musical iconoclasts: Luc Ferrari and Walter Marchetti. Luc Ferrari’s sound journal 36 Enfilades (1986) for piano and tape, was originally written as a musical/theatrical performance. Eventually, Ferrari’s conception of the the piece, which consists of 36 discrete sections that end almost before they begin, shifted to the action happening within the music itself. Marchetti’s Concerto Per La Mano Sinistra (Concerto for Left Hand) for umbrella and piano is a piece for concerto composed for a pianist who tries in vain to protect his hand from the weather using a black umbrella. This will be the Boston premiere of the piece.