In celebration of the Ligeti Series, we've added a number of special events.
Special Open Session and Discussion with Arditti Quartet
October 21 / 10:30 AM / Logan Penthouse
Arditti Quartet invites you to join them for aFREE special open session and discussion on their career as a foremost interpreter of 20th century music the morning following a rare Chicago concert appearance.
Lecture-Demonstration with Pierre-Laurent Aimard
March 5 / 4:30 PM / Logan Penthouse
The eminent Aimard, who had a long association with Ligeti, speaks about his artistic life, with musical illustrations.
Ligeti in Context: The Witch’s Kitchen at the WDR Electronic Studio
A Sound Installation
March 5-8 / Logan Center (stairwell)
Die Hexenküche (The Witch’s Kitchen) was the colloquial nickname for the electronic music studio at the WDR radio station in Cologne, called as such by conservative critics and skeptical audiences who questioned its aesthetic relevance. For composers such as Ligeti, however, the WDR studio was a utopia for creating truly avant-garde music. This installation reimagines the compelling and strange electronic sounds of the studio. Come immerse yourself in the soundscape of mid-century modernism.