OJAI Music Festival 2010

OJAI Music Festival artistic director Tom Morris and Doug McLennan of ArtsJournal.com discuss the programming for the 2010 Festival including works by Frank Zappa, Messiaen, Boulez, Stravinsky, and Indian Ragas presented over four days from Thursday, June 10th to Sunday, June 13th.

The World of Zappa symposium featuring speakers Gail Zappa and Ian Underwood are scheduled on Friday June 11th, between 11a.m. and 2:15pm. Concert by the Ensemble Modern in the Libbey Bowl at 8p.m. (June 11th).

For complete Festival details, click here.

8 Responses to “OJAI Music Festival 2010”

  1. exile says:

    Oh my. How I would like to be able to attend this festival. And not just for the Zappa.

  2. Dark Clothes says:

    I know you will go there to hear some really fine modern music, performed by a really fine modern music ensemble, conducted by a really fine (and great) conductor – and you can throw your underpants onto the stage as well! Exciting!

    Seriously, this seems very interesting, but the atmosphere is sort of stuffy establishment, don’t you think? And those fierce ZFT copyright notices and overused moustaches don’t loosen up things, either.

    But any chance to hear Ensemble Modern perform Zappa and the rest of their repertoire is more than welcome…

    Does anyone know if those glimpses of Density 21.5 and Octandre are from the Rage and Fury tapes?

  3. exile says:

    A quote from exile:

    the atmosphere is sort of stuffy establishment, don’t you think?

    Quite probably. But the stuffy establishment has the ability to put on such an event. And yes, the ZFT’s dark presence… but Ligeti, Stravinsky, Varese, etc. can survive that nonsense.

    A quote from exile:

    those glimpses of Density 21.5 and Octandre

    The mp3 album data says “Varese: Arcana, Ameriques, Ionization, Etc.”, which I presume is the Boulez 1991 recording, “Varese: Arcana; Ameriques; Ionization; Offrandes; Density 21.5; Octandre; Integrales”

  4. exile says:

    Clearly I don’t know how to use the quotey thing.

  5. Christiana says:

    Thanks so much for posting this!

    FWIW, Ojai is pretty anti-stuffy as far as serious music venues go.

  6. Dark Clothes says:

    A quote from Christiana:

    Thanks so much for posting this!

    FWIW, Ojai is pretty anti-stuffy as far as serious music venues go.

    Very good, and tasteful, too :-)

    I’m looking forward too seeing your quilt – good luck!

  7. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Dark Clothes:

    A quote from Christiana:

    Thanks so much for posting this!

    FWIW, Ojai is pretty anti-stuffy as far as serious music venues go.

    Very good, and tasteful, too :-)

    I’m looking forward too seeing your quilt – good luck!

    The concert by the Ensemble Modern in the Libbey Bowl really looks like a highlight. It seems like such a quaint venue for FZ’s classical works. It would be a great idea if someone were to film the event. Yet since the ZFT is involved, I can bet they put the kibosh on any such idea.

  8. Dark Clothes says:

    The Ensemble Modern have rehearsed and performed many works by Varese in the last couple of years, and some pieces were broadcast on German radio earlier this year.

    http://www.hr-online.de/website/radio/hr2/programm3758.jsp?rubrik=3758&r=2&y=2010&t=20100323

    The time for a proper EM release of Varese is long overdue. Perhaps this concert event will be another stimulus for that?

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