Mantra Percussion by Cornelius Cardew

Mantra Percussion by Cornelius Cardew

This event is part of the River to River Festival

As part of the seventh annual Make Music New York celebration, Mantra Percussion presents Cornelius Cardew’s 1970 masterpiece The Great Learning, which travels between six locations over nine hours in Lower Manhattan. Hear this feast of varied sound-theater, which includes a pipe organ, percussive sounds, and more.

The Great Learning is a work in seven parts based on translations of Confucius by Ezra Pound and is composed for trained and untrained musicians. The piece instigates the formation of the experimental musical ensemble The Scratch Orchestra, who also gave The Great Learning its premiere. Now, four decades after its completion, Cardew’s obsessively constructed five-plus hour composition has become an often recalled and imitated masterpiece of counter-culture avant-garde.

Due to its demands of 50-plus performers and several unconventional instruments, this performance marks the piece’s New York premiere.

Event Date : June 21

Event Time : 12-9PM

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Mantra Percussion by Cornelius Cardew
Event Category: Live Music
When: June 21, 2013
Time: 12:00pm - 9:00am
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