Now, 25 years after Rudhyar's death (9/13/85
in San Francisco), Other Minds presents a celebration of the work of
this "seed man" of the avant-garde, with performers David Abel and Julie
Steinberg (violin and piano), Sarah Cahill (piano), and the Ives
Quartet. The September 27 program will also include a pre-concert panel
discussion with the composer's widow Leyla Rudhyar Hill, and biographer
Deniz Ertan (University of Nottingham), moderated by Other Minds
Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian. A special exhibition of Rudhyar's
paintings, manuscripts, and correspondence will be displayed at both
Cameron-Wolfe will present a lecture-performance in the Raymond Jonson
Gallery of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque on
Tuesday, October 19, at 5:30PM, titled Dane Rudhyar and the Meta-Physics of Dissonance, in conjunction with the exhibition To Form from Air: Music and the Art of Raymond Jonson.
Jonson was founder of the New Mexico-based Transcendental Painting
Group, of which the composer, Dane Rudhyar was a member. The program will include musical
examples of the evolving concept of dissonance from the last 1,500
years, concluding with Rudhyar's 1967 Tetragram # 9, "Summer Nights".