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8pm | Zipper Hall | The Colburn School
Peter Ablinger - Voices and Piano (Selections)
Brian Ferneyhough - Lemma-Icon-Epigram
Luigi Nono - ...sofferte onde serene...
James Clarke - Untitled No. 5
Iannis Xenakis - Evryali
Nicolas Hodges, piano
"Tout est hiéroglyphique." - Baudelaire
Perhaps the greatest living pianist of the European avant-garde, Nicolas Hodges makes his solo recital debut in Los Angeles. His program alternates between canonized giants of high-modernism such as Brian Ferneyhough, Luigi Nono, and Iannis Xenakis, and selections from the series 'Voices and Piano' by the Austrian composer Peter Ablinger. In this series, Ablinger musicalizes the voices of revolutionaries, artists and philosophers such as Angela Davis, Bertolt Brecht, Morton Feldman, Orson Welles and Mother Teresa. Here, the voices provide political, aesthetic, spiritual and poetic context for the works that surround them.