Larry Sherwood wrote:
>>At first I thought Karl Miller was being condescending when he solicited
>>the thoughts of people like me for limning a direction for programming
>>of a Chamber Music.
and Karl Miller responds:
>Certainly not my intent. I really am having trouble with this subject.
I think that you should vary the ensemble- string quartets one month,
guitar and saxophone the next. Well not literally g and s, but something
along those lines. The next month, a small vocal ensemble to do the
Liebeslieder, maybe some madrigals,,etc. Mixed media are the thing, so
invite some local dancers one time to improvise to the music, or perhaps
make a more coherent collaboration. Has this ever been done? A couple
of imaginative dancers and a couple of good chamber musicians? Perhaps
some jazz somewhere along the way? The Handel and Haydn Society (Boston)
tried mixing jazz with classical in the same concert a few years ago- a
brutal mess, because it was heavy handed and didactic in intent. and
execution.I can see it working in a more low key intimate setting.
Conclude with an evening of Xenakis and Scelsi. Or not.
No need to thank me......