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LondonFar from Shore: Apartment House Play Linda Catlin Smith

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Philip Thomas; Mira Benjamin; Anton Lukoszevieze
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Spectacular Feldman with Apartment House at The Rest is Noise

Morton Feldman  ©  François Lacour
“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Do something else to it”. These are Morton Feldman’s own words on his Patterns in a Chromatic Field. And they are a concise and accurate description of what occurs during the piece. Patterns... is one of Feldman’s later works, composed in 1981.
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Listen closely: Quiet music with Apartment House at Kings Place

Apartment House rehearsing Ben Isaac’s allone; photo by Tim Rutherford-Johnson
There’s something strange about applauding at the end of very quiet music: it is counterintuitive to make more noise clapping than the performers made during the actual performance. But the appreciative Kings Place crowd in Hall Two knew the drill, and this concert of “Some Recent Silences”, as it was billed, proved justly popular.
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