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Composer: Feldman, Morton (1926-1987)

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Year of birth1926
Year of death1987
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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In Texas, Sarah Rothenberg visits Morton Feldman’s castle in the sky

Sarah Rothenberg © Da Camera of Houston

The camera was in near constant motion, scanning Rothenberg’s hands, her face, and the objects in the room, hovering Platonic forms, bottles and bowls and human figures yet to come into being. 

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Magisterial performance of Feldman's Rothko Chapel in Brussels

Vlaams Radiokoor © Antoine Porcher
Part of Brussels' Ars Musica festival, the concert also included a fun world premiere by Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber, and the riveting Streaming Arhythmia by Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
****1
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Adventurous outings in Prague at Contempuls festival

Trio Catch © Karel Šuster
The Contempuls festival celebrated its tenth birthday with a bold mix of international flavors, Czech premieres and energizing experimental sounds.
****1
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NYCB does Cunningham ... and Balanchine

New York City Ballet in Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace © Erin Baiano
Judging by the enthusiastic audience reactions to this program one might have to rethink the modern/ballet divide. Maybe there’s only two types of dance – good dance and bad dance. 
****1
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Merce Cunningham's centennial kicks off at The Joyce

Joshua Whitehead of Ballet West in Merce Cunningham's Summerspace © Beau Pearson
Despite the uneven performances, the evening offered a painful reminder: the future of Cunningham's opus is fragile and delicate. With his own company disbanded, his future is in the hands of dancers who are not trained in his technique and did not have the good fortune of working directly with the great choreographer.
***11
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