Grizzles by Lou Cohen

Grizzles by Lou Cohen

Lou Cohen, born 1937, has composed music since age 11. He studied mathematics at MIT, and has studied music privately. Composition teachers include John Cage, Ernst Levy and Alan Kemler. He studied harpsichord and early music performance practice with John Gibbons. Performers: Dirk Adams, Polly Hanson, Clara Kebabian, Jesse Kenas-Collins, Joshua Jefferson, Andrea Pensado, Melanie… Continue reading Grizzles by Lou Cohen

From The Hat Duo = Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Jesse Kenas-Collins

From The Hat Duo = Henrik Notstebo + Jesse Kenas-Collins

Spending the past couple of years playing in improvised groups around Boston, Jesse Kenas-Collins has come to value both the sonic and social importance of such work. Improvising with others functions both as art and on some level as a form of group therapy. Exploring improvisation as a soloist is an even more fragile experience… Continue reading From The Hat Duo = Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Jesse Kenas-Collins

In Memoriam: Lou Cohen & John Cage

Variations III By John Cage

Seven2 is one of Cage’s late numbers’ pieces scored for bass flute, bass clarinet, bass trombone, unspecified percussion, cello and contrabass. In the scores for the number pieces, Cage used time bracketed short fragments to create parts which emerge in and out of silence and the overall tapestry of the ensemble. Variations III, another of… Continue reading In Memoriam: Lou Cohen & John Cage