AGNel / dANG

Muzzix compte un membre dans AGNel / dANG : Barbara Dang.
Agnel Dang Photographie : © Philippe Lenglet
Photographie : © Philippe Lenglet

The AGNel / dANG duo performs Symmetries by Tom Johnson, 49 symmetrical miniatures for piano four hands (1981-1990 / 50 min)

The Symmetries

The Symmetries are a series of very short pieces that Tom Johnson wrote based on drawings he made in 1980, using a music writing machine. These drawings, composed entirely of music notation symbols, were a conceptual study of symmetry in music.

Two examples :

The duet

Sophie Agnel and Barbara Dang, each in their own way, have carved out a path in the landscape of improvised music, notably through their very personal use of the extended piano and string playing. Their first encounter on stage is however through the angle of written music, exclusively on the keyboard.

Tom Johnson

Born in 1939 in Colorado, Tom Johnson trained with Morton Feldman. The influence of John Cage, with whom he would later rub shoulders, was also a determining factor in his career. In the 1970s, he became a critic for the magazine Village Voice, where he wrote about minimalism, the definition of which he refined over the years. Through this magazine, he introduced Steve Reich, Philip Glass and other American composers. As a minimalist composer, Johnson works with reduced material but distinguishes himself by the use of mathematical processes which is one of the main characteristics of his work. He has founded two publishing houses to publish his works, Two-Eighteen Press (USA) and Éditions 75 (France).

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Muzzix is a collective composed of 30 musicians and based in Lille (northern France). It supports each year many artistic projects going from contemporary jazz to experimental and improvised musics, performed in many various ways, from solo to full orchestra, from concerts to installations or performances.

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