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Composer: Johnson, Dennis (b. 1938)

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Year of birth1938
NationalityUnited States
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Transcendent November in March: An early minimalist classic in New York

R Andrew Lee

When’s the last time you were simultaneously awake and truly unaware of what time it was? You probably can’t remember, right? These days everything is time-stamped; everyone constantly checks their phone as they hurry from one task to the next. But on Saturday at the newly-reopened ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, a lucky group of listeners got to escape time during an unbelievably surreal experience. The audience, isolated from the snow and chaos of the outside world, witnessed R. Andrew Lee’s performance of a five-hour minimalist piano piece by Dennis Johnson.

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