For those of you in Birmingham, the Frontiers Festival has a whole lot of music from Downtown New York and Britain — and from Texas and California (though now based in New York), Pauline Oliveros. We haven’t shared this before because the festival web site is clumsy to load and uninformative once there, with a number of events that are absent or hard to find.
But here’s an offering: a free lunchtime concert celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Terry Riley’s In C, in the rotunda of the new Birmingham Library, on Friday, 4 April from 12.15–1.15. It’s directed by Simon Peacock, with the Thallein Ensemble and Surge, with special guest star Christopher Hobbs. Hobbs is there because he mounted the first performance of In C in Britain. The story, quite cute, is here: http://www.frontiersmusic.org/events/event/terry-rileys-in-c/