Aki Takahashi, piano
plays CAGE, FELDMAN interprets Cage, Cage interprets SATIE
with Margaret Lancaster, flutes & David Shively, percussion
John CAGE/Morton FELDMAN: Cheap Imitation
unpublished arrangement by Feldman for Aki Takahashi
for piano, flute/piccolo and glockenspiel
First New York performance in over 20 years
John CAGE: Cheap Imitation for piano solo
interspersed with CAGE’s Satie related pieces:
+ New York premiere of the recently discovered All Sides of the Small Stone, for Erik Satie
Seated: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing: $15 advance, $20 day of show
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Aki Takahashi, piano
Aki Takahashi made her public debut shortly after graduating from the Tokyo University of Arts with a masters degree in 1970. While acknowledged for her classical musicianship, her enthusiasm and acclaim as a new music interpreter have attracted the attention of many composers. Cage, Feldman, Takemitsu, Yun, Oliveros, Ruders, Satoh, Lucier and Garland, to name a few, have all created works for her.
Ms. Takahashi received the first Kenzo Nakajima prize in 1982, and was recipient of the first Kyoto Music Award (1986). She directed the “New Ears” concert series in Yokohama (1983-97), was artist-in-residence at SUNY Buffalo (1980-81) and guest professor at the California Institute of the Arts (1984).
Her landmark recording of 20 contemporary piano works, Aki Takahashi Piano Space, received the Merit Prize at the Japan Art Festival (1973). Her series of Erik Satie concerts (1975-77) heralded a Satie boom in Japan, resulting in her editing all of his piano works for Zen-On and recording them on Toshiba-EMI. She created the Hyper-Beatles project with Toshiba, which invited 47 international composers to arrange/recompose their favorite Beatles tunes.
David Shively (of Either/Or)
David Shively official site
David Shively performs concert and installation works in media ranging from Hungarian cimbalom to percussion to analog electronics and feedback systems. Solo appearances throughout North America and Europe include Spectrum XXI (Bucharest), Dia:Beacon, EMPAC, Miller Theatre, Performa 09, SONiC Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds 13, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Wittner Tage für neue Kammermusik, and Münchener Biennale. Since 2004 he is co-artistic director of the New York City experimental music ensemble Either/Or, curating its programming and festivals throughout the Northeast. Other ongoing projects include the noise/drone band UllU, Balkan and Carpathian folk musics, and a wide range of work as an improviser. Recent commissions from Dia:Beacon, Donna Uchizono Dance Group, and Harvestworks. Recordings for Starkland, New World, Tzadik, Mode, Quecksilber, Braxton House, and other labels in addition to works for film, sound installation, and radio broadcast…
“New-music luminary” (The New York Times) and “leading exponent of the avant-garde flute” (Village Voice), Margaret Lancaster has built a large repertoire of new works composed for her that employ extended techniques, multi-media, and electronics fusing music, theater and movement. Performance highlights include Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Ibsen Festival, Santa Fe New Music, Edinburgh Festival, Tap City, New Music Miami, and Festival D’Automne. A member of Either/Or and Fisher Ensemble, she has been a guest of many groups including Argento, American Modern Ensemble, and the New York Philharmonic. Noted for her interdisciplinary performances, Lancaster, who also works as an actor, dancer, and amateur furniture designer, presents solo and chamber music concerts worldwide. Recent collaborations include projects with Jean-Baptiste Barrière, ArmitageGone!Dance, playing Helene in the 7-year global run of OBIE-winning Mabou Mines Dollhouse, the US premiere of Stockhausen’s KLANG cycle, and touring Morton Feldman’s 5 hour epic For Philip Guston.
Margaret Lancaster official site