Como director de orquesta, Pierre Boulez estuvo al frente de las mas importantes instituciones musicales del mundo como invitado especial, reconocido sobre todo por su invaluable labor con la obra de importantes compositores modernos y contemporaneos como Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, el propio Schonberg, Igor Stravinski, Bela Bartok, Anton Webern y Edgar Varese
composed an eight-minute electronic piece, Poeme Electronique; Xenakis added his own tape piece of nearly three minutes, Concret PH, to be played as visitors entered and left the presentation; and Le Corbusier himself contributed a series of projections depicting scenes from the development of Western civilization: The resulting installation was an important forebear of sound art.
A highlight of Schneller's talk was the story of the "Poeme Electronique," composed by Edgar Varese
for the Philips pavilion at the 1958 World Fair in Brussels.
, Ecuatorial (Milano: Ricordi, 1961; originally composed in 1927).
Tomorrow evening Birmingham Conservatoire's enterprising student-driven Thallein Ensemble is conducted by Lionel Friend in a fascinating programme which includes Octandre by Edgar Varese
, Webern's Concerto Op.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dlugoszewski moved to New York City, where she studied piano with Grete Sultan and composition with Edgar Varese
, a well-known avant-gardist, in the early 1950s.