From Hammered! at Q2: “Forever Young”

Joe Zawinul

Hammered! is a unique keyboard centered presentation of Q2

Forever Young – New and old champions of the avant-garde

“A valuable piece of interpretive advice once offered to me: “Make contemporary works sound Classical and Classical works sound like they were written yesterday. Everything was new at one point.” That’s the name of the programmatic game this week on Hammered!: avant-garde works new and old that, regardless of date-of-composition, reinvented the way we hear music.

Each day we’ll tether our musical selections to a loosely unifying principle and explore (1) how occasionally crazy some of these older works remain, and (2) how more recently composed works have responded to the avant-garde traditions established by these pieces.”

See the full article here, see some of the composers whose works will be presented.