Palais de Mari
(Test 1)

Music by Morton Feldman, performed by Hugh Hinton

Belgian pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven and I are planning to present concerts during which we will explore various aspects of the trance.

John Adams' Phrygian Gates, Giacinto Scelsi's Suite for piano #9 ("Ttai") and Morton Feldman's Palais de Mari are amongst the pieces we will work with during those live performances, Jean-Philippe will also improvise.

This is fascinating material to explore, so far from "entertainment," needing time to enter into (sure to keep the "mad-zappers" unsatisfied), so apparently bare, it brings one back to oneself, it almost forces us "... to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time" (T.S. Eliot, Little GIdding, Four Quartets).

Mortron Feldman and I share something special: we both worked at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, he from about 1968 to 1973, I from 1978 to 1984.
That was before the time when the school became a degree-granting institution, possibly losing much in the process.
If I then met John Cage several times while in NY, I unfortunately never met Feldman, and if I already much admired their work and thoughts about work then, I do so even more now.

Palais de Mari (515.61 MB, 25 minutes)

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