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Free Lecture: THE HISTORY OF MELODY From Bach to the American Songbook

  • Mountain Top Library 6093 Main Street Tannersville, NY 12485 United States (map)

APA Cole Porter Fellow pianist DAN TEPFER delivers a lecture and demonstration prior to the debut of Acoustic Informatics at Bard College Fisher Center. Presented by 23Arts Initiative’s Catskill Jazz Factory.

Acclaimed jazz pianist Dan Tepfer makes music at the intersection of jazz standards and avant-garde compositional practices. This lecture will preview the world premiere of Tepfer’s project ACOUSTIC INFORMATICS, which uses a Yamaha Disklavier in combination with iPhones and iPads to explore the intersection of live musical improvisation and computer-driven algorithms through acoustic sound. Premiering at Bard College on January 29.

The New York Times says of Dan Tepfer, "As a pianist, he combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: he's a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown.”

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SIEGFRIED, ACT III of Wagner's Ring Cycle
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