Saturday, Nov. 16 – 8 pm
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand
Admission: $25, $15 students/artists
St. Louis – this is a real treat to see one of the greatest living American composers! Morton Subotnick is heralded as a pioneer in the minimalist music movement, and a major contributor in laying the foundation for electronic music. He’s touring a small number of dates in celebration of his 80th birthday, and appears in St. Louis because of a longstanding relationship with HEARding Cats’ Artistic Director, Rich O’Donnell.
Subotnick taught at Mills College in the early 1960s, and co-founded the (now famous) San Francisco Tape Music Center. His work Silver Apples of the Moon has become a modern classic and was recently entered into the National Registry of Recorded works at the Library of Congress. Only 300 recordings throughout the entire history of recordings have been chosen. He later helped found California Institute of the Arts, originally serving as Associate Dean, and later head of the music composition department, where his advocacy of multi media technology led to its prevalence in the school’s curriculum. Outside of his work in academia, Subotnick composed continuously throughout the years, and has a prolific amount of projects to his credit. His focus transcended simply music composition. Subotnick’s collaborations cross genre into work with ballet, dance, and video artists as well.