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Boulez & Cage: Giants of the Avant-Garde


"I freed myself from what I had thought to be freedom." – John Cage ----- Boulez, the man who tried to reduce music to grids and sequences, series and schedules. Who composed with mathematical precision. Cage, the man who let music run wild. Who placed composi ...

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Pierre Boulez Initiale (1987)
Pierre Boulez Messagesquisse (1976)
John Cage
Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1951)
John Cage The Seasons (1947)
John Cage Seventy-Four (1992)


∙ 19:00 doors open
∙ 19:30 introduction: Sander De Keere & Ilan Volkov (EN)
∙ 20:15 concert (withbreak)
∙ 22:15 end


Flagey, Studio 4 ∙ Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Ixelleshow to reach the venue

with the support of Beside Tax Shelter and the Belgian Tax Shelter

"The two composers are related, but they are in opposition to each other, and it will be fantastic to hear the contrasts between their music in the same concert. I am guessing that we will also hear similarities, though. Even though they are polar opposites and their aesthetics are very different, they are connected by the search for beauty, their amazing orchestration and a feeling for sound." – Ilan Volkov