In 1995, Alex Ross reviewed S.E.M. Ensemble’s performance of For Philip Guston for The New York Times. He declared that, “What makes Guston fundamentally and wondrously beautiful is its harmony. Feldman's whole career was a search for ways to string together lovely chords, and Guston contains some of his most lustrous inventions. He is careful to parcel them out economically, so that they arrive as gratifying shocks after stretches of more neutral sound. These islands of beauty are like suggestions of figuration at the center of an abstract painting.”
Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
For Philip Guston (1984)
Petr Kotik (flutes), Joseph Kubera (piano), Chris Nappi (percussion)
"For Philip Guston" will be presented in the Holtschneider Performance Center’s Schaffer College Hall. The piece is five hours in duration. Audience members are encouraged to stay throughout or come and go as they feel. Neither tickets nor reservations are not required.
Tuesday, November 6 at 12:00pm
Schaefer College Hall Lobby
2330 N. Halsted Street