Filed under: live reviews | Tags: Burkhard Beins, christian wolff, derek shirley, didier lasserre, ensemble hodos, experimental, john cage, philip corner
The variable-geometry Ensemble Hodos (gathering here a double bass, a cello, a guitar, a clarinet and a sax) is devoted to music written in a way that gives performers some control over the output; some freedom, if you prefer. Having been freed from tonal systems, the notes take on an existence of their own. Logically their act tonight is dedicated to John Cage and two younger, abnormal composers who have always been close to Cage’s creative groups: Christian Wolff and Philip Corner.
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