Dmitri Tymoczko http://wrti.org en Turn Me Loose on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/turn-me-loose-now-time <p>There&#39;s the unlikeliest motion on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 6th at 10 pm</strong>. Kristjan Järvi conducts a live, rip-snortin&#39; <em>Roadrunner</em>, a movement from the Chamber Symphony of John Adams. Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch&#39;s dark-edged Americana is on beautiful display in <em>My Morphine</em>, especially in this atomized arrangement by William Anderson of the Anderson-Fader guitar duo.<br /><br />That leads nicely into the saxophone-and-piano <em>Sleep Without Dreams</em>, a lyrical work of Michael Jon Fink, and Dmitri Tymoczko&#39;s early string quartet <em>This Picture Seems to Move</em>. Andy Teirstein somehow combines into a piano trio Old West saloonery and the ecstatic mysticism of the dancing Rebbe, Baal Shem Tov, in <em>Turn Me Loose</em>.<br /><br />Finally, for solo piano, is Terry Riley&#39;s answer to Sarah Cahill&#39;s request for music about either war or peace. He was &quot;noodling around&quot; on the piano one night, and his grandchildren asked him to keep playing this one bit. He did; it became <em>Be Kind to One Another (Rag)</em>.<br /> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:03:56 +0000 Kile Smith 6540 at http://wrti.org Turn Me Loose on Now Is the Time Another Fantastic Voyage on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/another-fantastic-voyage-now-time <p>We travel far and wide on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, September 8th at 10 pm</strong>, starting with <em>Another Fantastic Voyage</em>, a piano concerto by Dmitri Tymoczko. With tongue in cheek, Tymoczko skillfully performs pop exegesis on generic myths—knights on a king’s mission, for instance, or a campy <em>Night on Bald Mountain</em>—where everything turns out horribly wrong.<br><br>David Toub wrote <em>mf</em> originally for brass, but then arranged it for string quartet, a far but convincing leap for this homage to Morton Feldman (mf), all played at mezzo-forte (mf). Insistent, Playful, and Doleful are the movements in Richard Wilson’s limber <em>Affirmations</em>, a colorful jaunt for a mixed chamber ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.<br> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 15:47:19 +0000 Kile Smith 6421 at http://wrti.org Another Fantastic Voyage on Now Is the Time