Charles Amirkhanian is heading a large Conlon Nancarrow 100th birthday project, which will be funded by Kickstarter. Nancarrow is pretty famous these days, but in the 1970s and 1980s, he was an exciting secret, the composer/trumpeter who moved to Mexico and created impossible music for player piano.
If you’re interested in an all-star project (Nancarrow’s biographer Kyle Gann, the player-piano guru Rex Lawson, and the person who started the Nancarrow bandwagon, Peter Garland, are involved), then help to fund it by 5 November, or all the money goes away forever:
It’s worth visiting even if you’re skint, because the appeal begins with a short taste of one of Nancarrow’s fantastic ultra-boogie-woogies (aren’t they what drew us all to Nancarrow?).