Cannes Film Review: ‘Youth’Variety Magazine
Cannes, France — In “The Great Beauty,” there’s a flashback in which a young Jep Gambardella recalls the promise of love — its loss, with the betrayal of youthful ideals, leads to Jep’s crushing self-contempt. It’s a tender moment in a film of deep cynicism, and now Paolo Sorrentino, with “Youth,” delivers his most tender film to date, an emotionally rich contemplation of life’s wisdom gained, lost and remembered — with cynicism harping from the sidelines, but as a wearied chord rather than a major motif…continue reading
“Art songs have been moving out of classical music in the last many years,” writes composer David Lang. “Indie rock seems to be the place where Schubert’s sensibilities now lie, a better match for direct story telling and intimate emotionality.”
Lang’s death speaks, along with his work depart, is released on Cantaloupe music on April 30.
In death speaks — co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts, and written for Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Owen Pallett and Shara Worden — Lang explores art song with the help of a group of classically trained artists who made their careers in the indie rock world…continue reading
Michael Gordon’s percussion sextet Timber, “six players, six two-by-fours, one hour of aural hypnosis” (TimeOut NY) is toured from Canada to Ireland to Germany and beyond by co-commissioners Slagwerk Den Haag and Mantra Percussion.
- 8 March Muziekgebouw — Amsterdam (SDH)
- 9 March Vancouver New Music — Canada (MP)
- 15 March Maerzmuzik — Berlin (SDH)
- 21 March den Toonzal — Den Bosch, Holland (SDH)
- 7 April Music Biennale Zagreb — Croatia (SDH)
- 30 April TimberRemixed — Brooklyn, NY (MP)
- 4 May Drogheda Arts Festival 2013 — Louth, Ireland (MP)
- 26 May Landgoedconcerten Oranjewoud — Langezwaag, Holland (SDH)
Recognized by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the ten most memorable performances of 2012, Timber is a mesmerizing and unique evening-length work…continue reading
Inspired by her love for the music and lore of Appalachia, Wolfe based her text for Steel Hammer on over 200 versions of the American legend “John Henry”, which has been recorded by everyone from Johnny Cash to Bruce Springsteen…continue reading