Guy Livingston Lecture – Music and Time

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Oct. 22nd, 2009 at 7:00 pm (19hr)
matralab EV 4.502, Concordia University
1515 Ste Catherines St West

Pianist Guy Livingston talks about music and time, from his perspective as creator of the sixty-seconds-for-piano project. Livingston will draw from his experiences over the last decade living in Paris and Amsterdam and commissioning works from hundreds of composers, as well as screening a selection of one-minute films produced in Holland.

Born in Tennessee, with degrees from Yale, NEC, and the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands, pianist Guy Livingston wowed critics and audiences with his successful “Don’t Panic” CD. Sixty composers each wrote one minute for Livingston, and the CD was featured on NPR, in The New York Times , Le Monde , Sports Illustrated , and was praised by the Atlanta Constitution as the ‘party record of the year.’ Livingston is based in Paris and Amsterdam and travels widely as a pianist and director. Concerto appearances have been with the Orchestre Nationale de France and the Chicago Symphony. Livingston has recorded two CDs of the music of George Antheil, and is producing a DVD with 60 musical clips by vanguard Dutch filmmakers.