Monday, November 23, 2020

Social Politics, Violence and Gender in the Opera House—A Conversation with Philip Venables

8:00 pm CET

Philip Venables's critically acclaimed most recent opera Denis & Katya has been produced in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in France. It won the 2019 Fedora Generali Prize for Opera and is shortlisted for an International Opera Award and an Ivor Novello Award.
Born in England and residing in Berlin, Venables has been described as a “composer of ferocious dramatic instincts” and “an arrestingly original musical personality” by Alex Ross in The New Yorker and as “one of the finest composers around” by The Guardian. His output covers opera, music theater, multimedia concert works, chamber music and song, an eclectic range of styles and influences, and themes such as social politics, violence, gender and storytelling.
Venables will lead a discussion of the following works on the MU124 syllabus:
WEEK  12 —  Monday, 23 November
The International Style
Pierre Boulez
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Toru Takemitsu
Iannis Xenakis
Philip Venables
TEXT:  Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise, 386 – 396, 424 – 434, 562 – 575

Aucoin on Boulez

The event is open to the public.

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