VIEW THE TRAILER (3’45”) for PASSAGE 9, an intermedia lecture event presented by Roger Reynolds, premiered on
13 March 2013.
NEW Update 19 March 2015
FLiGHT, now in its initial stages, is a collaboration with JACK Quartet, Ross Karre – Visual Design and Paul Hembree – Audio Design. Its first section, centering on the Imagining movement, was premiered at a joint Reynolds-JACK residency at James Madison University's 34th Contemporary Music Festival, then at the National Gallery of Art, 8 March 2015. See early trailer by Ross Karre and OZY (an international online news magazine) feature "Provocateurs". If you are interested in becoming an individual or institutional partner in the FLiGHT Project along with James Madison University, the National Gallery of Art, and The Phillips Collection, please contact JACK Quartet's Executive Director John Pickford Richards.
The NGA concert presenting FLiGHT on 8 March 2015 is the first of a set of 10 events that comprise the 66th American Music Festival: Personal Visions, for which Reynolds is the guest curator. The Festival features composers from Nancarrow, DeLio, Ung, Felder, and Thomas to Sorey, Dresser, Oliveros, Applebaum, Zorn, as well as performers Claire Chase, JACK Quartet, Gabriela Díaz, Eric Huebner, Third Coast Percussion, and the Mark Dresser Trio. "A gallery's worth of new music, and it's all free" by Anne Midgette, THE WASHINGTON POST preview.
During the past few years, Reynolds has been examining the thinking of Edgard Varèse on the subject of musical space (actual and metaphoric). Reflecting intensive research at the Sacher Foundation, two extended papers have resulted. Part II ("The Visual Evidence") is forthcoming in Leonardo. Part I was published in Perspectives of New Music (Volume 51, Number 1, Winter 2013): “The Last Word Is Imagination: A Study of the Spatial Aspects of Varèse’s Work”. Part II will be in the print edition of Leonardo (with the expanded text with all illustrations online).
View the trailer by Ross Karre for "george WASHINGTON" by Roger Reynolds, a symphonic vision, not experimental.
The video can also be viewed on vimeo.