|Mauricio Kagel (December 24, 1931 – September 18, 2008) was a German-Argentine composer and filmmaker who was notable for his interest in developing the theatrical side of musical performance. His vast output included over one hundred and seventy scores and nineteen films over a period of nearly fifty years. His plays and films often utilize musical forms as their underlying structures; likewise, his concept of "instrumental theater" insists on the importance of not only the musical sounds produced but also all the physical actions executed by the players. Many of his pieces give specific theatrical instructions to the performers, such as to adopt certain facial expressions while playing, to make their stage entrances in a particular way, to physically interact with other performers and so on. His work is comparable to the Theatre of the Absurd.
Bent Frequency Contemporary Music Ensemble in collaboration with the film company “Frequent Small Meals” to present a program of Kagel short films and music.
|October 29, 2010 at 7:30pm
Kopleff Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public