Ensemble: 5+ cell phones with programmable ringtones
Tonal Music (2004) follows in the Cageian tradition of intentionally focusing the listener on his or her personal experience of music. The questions raised in this work, including: What is music? What is a musical instrument? What is a musician? and What is an appropriate concert environment? will help the listener challenge their definitions of musical perception, and set the mood for the remainder of our program.
Premiere: April 3, 2004
BSC New Music Ensemble
Virginia Samford Theater