Cornelius Cardew: Treatise

  • 25th March 2015
  • 6.30pm
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

‘Drawing towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic’


March 25th 6.30, pm, Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (complete), Crit Pit, Stockwell Street Building

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Cornelius Cardew, a charismatic and vibrant force in the formation of experimental music in the UK, worked on his mammoth graphic score, Treatise, throughout the early 1960s. Inspired by Wittgenstein, it proposes a complete world of graphic events that develop and mutate with their own inner logic. This is a rare opportunity to hear a realisation of the whole piece performed by a specially assembled large group of players. Treatise remains a challenge, a musical entity that questions and interrogates the relationship between score and sound.


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