morton feldman Texts [Morton Feldman Page]

Texts are listed here in the order they were added. There is also a structured short index. See also the links page for further texts not directly hosted on this site.

  1. Painter Envy: An article by Kyle Gann written on the occasion of the Feldman retrospective concerts at the Lincoln Center Festival, New York, in August 1996. This first appeared in the New York weekly The Village Voice on July 23, 1996 and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  2. Morton Feldman: A short biographical statement taken from Universal Edition's catalogue of Feldman scores. Reproduced here by kind permission of Universal Edition AG Wien. (Also available in German.)
  3. A Reflection on the Genesis and History of "Three Voices": Notes by Joan La Barbara on her performance of Feldman's "Three Voices" as part of the Feldman retrospective at the Lincoln Center Festival, New York, August 1996. These notes are reproduced here with her kind permission. (Also available in a slightly different French version.)
  4. Morton Feldman Projekt: Programme notes (in German) by composer Karlheinz Essl for the Feldman Project which took place in 1994 in the SCHÖMER-HAUS in Klosterneuberg, Austria, played by the group Klangforum Wien. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  5. Feldman meets Beckett: An extract from James Knowlson's book Damned to Fame. The Life of Samuel Beckett in which he describes the meeting between Feldman and Beckett in Berlin in September 1976. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and his publishers.
  6. On Playing Feldman: Notes written by John Tilbury to accompany his CD recording of Feldman's solo piano work "For Bunita Marcus" on the LondonHALL label. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available in German.)
  7. The Note Man and the Word Man: An interview with Feldman about composing the music for Samuel Beckett's radio play Words and Music. The interview took place in New York on March 10, 1987 and was conducted by Everett C. Frost. This transcript is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  8. The Ecstasy of the Moment: The complete notes written by Frank Denyer and James Fulkerson to accompany the 3CD set of Feldman works performed by The Barton Workshop released in 1997 on the Etcetera label (KTC 3003). Reproduced here by kind permission of the authors. (Also available in French and in German.)
  9. Guston and Feldman: Extracts from Musa Mayer's book Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston in which she describes the relationship between these two men. Reproduced here with her kind permission. Includes a photo of Guston's painting "Friend - To M.F." (Also available here for the first time in German.)
  10. Coming Face to Face with Feldman: Original notes by Richard Bjorkman describing his encounters with Feldman in the 1960s.
  11. Introduction to "Spaces": Notes written by Tom Johnson as an introduction to his piano piece "Spaces"(1969) in which he describes his experience of studying with Feldman. Reproduced here with his kind permission.
  12. Three Feldman Articles from The Village Voice: Articles by Tom Johnson which originally appeared in the New York weekly The Village Voice between 1973 and 1978. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  13. Music on Canvas: An introduction to Feldman and his music by Damon Krukowski. This originally appeared in the Tower Records classical music magazine Pulse! (December 1997, Issue 166). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Tower Records.
  14. Feldman CD Liner Notes: Notes written by Peter Niklas Wilson to accompany Feldman CDs on the WERGO and CPO labels. Reproduced here with his kind permission. (Also available in French and in German.)
  15. An Interview with Morton Feldman: An interview by Jan Williams which originally appeared in the September 1983 issue of Percussive Notes. Reproduced here by kind permission of Jan Williams and the Percussive Arts Society, the publishers of Percussive Notes. (Includes a photo of Jan Williams with Feldman.)
  16. The Sounds of the Sounds Themselves - Analyzing the Early Music of Morton Feldman: An essay by Catherine Costello Hirata which originally appeared in Perspectives of New Music Vol 34, No 1 (Winter 1996). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and her publisher.
  17. Remembrance: A group of remarks by Feldman recorded by Tom Johnson and originally published in the Feldman memorial volume of MusikTexte (No 22, December 1987). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  18. New York - Feldman's Music: An article by Dore Ashton that first appeared in Canadian Arts (Vol XXI, January 1964). This includes her description of the first performance of Feldman's suite of pieces Vertical Thoughts I - V which took place in New York on October 11, 1963. The article is reproduced here with her kind permission.
  19. Feldman Program Note: Notes written by Rodney Sharman for a performance of Feldman's Untitled Composition for Cello and Piano at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Canada, on September 17th 1994. Notes reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  20. Une Interprétation de la Musique de Morton Feldman: An essay (in French) by Vincent Barras which first appeared in the Swiss music journal Dissonanz - Dissonance (No 25, August 1990). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  21. Four Extracts from Silence by John Cage: Extracts from the book Silence: Lectures and Writings by John Cage (Wesleyan University Press, 1961) in which Cage discusses Feldman and his music. John Cage's quotes appear courtesy of The John Cage Trust.
  22. Extensions, Intermissions and Intersections: Short explanations, by Feldman himself, of the meaning of the titles of these works. (Includes original information supplied by John Holzaepfel.)
  23. Music and Painting: Two short extracts from Dore Ashton's book The Unknown Shore, first published in 1962, in which she describes the relationship at that time between New York painters and composers, including, in particular, Morton Feldman. These extracts are reproduced here with her kind permission.
  24. From To A Violent Grave: A short excerpt from Jeffrey Potter's book To a Violent Grave: An Oral Biography of Jackson Pollock in which Feldman comments on his involvement in Hans Namuth's famous film of Jackson Pollock at work. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  25. Did Modernism Fail Morton Feldman? : An essay by Molly and Paul Paccione which originally appeared in ex tempore: A Journal of Compositional and Theoretical Research in Music, vol. 6/1, Fall 1992. Reproduced here by kind permission of the authors.
  26. Morton Feldman on CD: John Warnaby reviews a selection of Feldman recordings on CD. This article was originally published in Tempo: A Quarterly Review of Modern Music (No 207, December 1998) and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author and the publisher.
  27. Über Morton Feldman Sprechen: Four articles (in German) on Feldman and his music by Eberhard Blum. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  28. On Morton Feldman's "Flute and Orchestra": Programme notes (in Italian) by Veniero Rizzardi for the 1st Italian performance of Feldman's "Flute and Orchestra". The performance took place on 10th September 1999 in the Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Venice, with Roberto Fabbriciani, flute, and the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, conducted by Arturo Tamayo. The notes are reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available in English.)
  29. Note on the Text of "Only": by Chris Villars (updated August 2011).
  30. Morton Feldman (and Crippled Symmetry): Notes written by John Rockwell to accompany the CD recording of "Crippled Symmetry" by the California EAR Unit on the Bridge Records label (BRIDGE 9092A/B). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Bridge Records.
  31. CRI American Masters - Morton Feldman: Notes written by Nils Vigeland to accompany the CD of music by Feldman in the "American Masters" series on the CRI label (CRI CD 620). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Composers Recordings Inc.
  32. Ist nicht Morton Beckett...Samuel Feldman...? : An essay (in German) by Hans-Peter Jahn first published in the liner notes accompanying the CD of Feldman's "For Samuel Beckett" performed by Klangforum Wien conducted by Sylvain Cambreling on the Kairos label (0012012KAI). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Kairos Music. (Also available in English and in French.)
  33. Morton Feldman e l'Espressionismo astratto: An essay (in Italian) by Gianmario Borio which originally appeared in the anthology Itinerari della musica americana edited by Gianmario Borio and Gabrio Taglietti (Lucca: una cosa rara-Lim, 1996). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available in English.)
  34. H. C. E. (Here Comes Everybody) - Morton Feldman in conversation with Peter Gena: Peter Gena's 1982 conversation with Feldman, originally published in TriQuarterly (Spring 1982) and reprinted in A John Cage Reader (New York: C. F. Peters, 1982). Reproduced here by kind permission of Peter Gena.
  35. Encounters with Feldman: Original notes in which the composer Chester Biscardi describes his encounters with Feldman between 1979 and 1987.
  36. Feldman Interview from Soundpieces: An interview by Cole Gagne and Tracy Caras originally published in Soundpieces: Interviews with American Composers (Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press Inc, 1982). Reproduced here by kind permission of the authors.
  37. Morton Feldman - An Event: A concert programme by The Barton Workshop with notes by James Fulkerson. This programme is performed by The Barton Workshop at numerous venues in Europe during 1999 and 2000. Notes reproduced by kind permission of James Fulkerson.
  38. On Performing Feldman's "For Philip Guston": A conversation by Petr Kotik of the S.E.M. Ensemble and the composer Walter Zimmermann which took place in Berlin in January 1996. The purpose of the conversation was to create CD liner notes for the S.E.M. Ensemble's recording of "For Philip Guston", produced by Petr Kotik and the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. The conversation is reproduced here by kind permission of Petr Kotik.
  39. Note on Feldman's "Trio for Flutes": Brief notes taken from the programme booklet for the premiere of "Trio for Flutes" in Berlin in 1989. Information kindly supplied by Eberhard Blum.
  40. Morton Feldman: An article by Paul Griffiths composed of two excerpts from his book Modern Music and After: Directions Since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 1995). These excerpts are reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  41. The Auditive Memory and its function in the late works of Morton Feldman: An essay by the composer Bryn Harrison. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  42. Feldman Draws Blood: A review by Greg Sandow of the premiere of Feldman's 1st String Quartet by the Columbia String Quartet on May 4, 1980. This first appeared in The Village Voice on June 16, 1980 and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  43. Feldman's "Durations I" - a discussion: An essay by Frank Sani, published here for the first time.
  44. Toronto Lecture: A transcription by the Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith of the lecture Feldman gave, at her invitation, at the Mercer Union Gallery in Toronto, Canada, on April 17th 1982. The transcript is published here for the first time by kind permission of Linda Catlin Smith and the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  45. An Interview with Morton Feldman: An interview by Jolyon Laycock and David Charlton which originally appeared in Opus 2 (Spring 1967). Reproduced here by kind permission of Jolyon Laycock. (Special thanks to John Bewley of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Music Library, for providing a copy of the text of the interview from Opus 2.)
  46. Morton Feldman talks to Paul Griffiths: An interview originally published in Musical Times (August 1972). Reproduced here by kind permission of Paul Griffiths.
  47. Beckett as Librettist: An article by Howard Skempton on Feldman's opera, "Neither". This article was originally published in Music and Musicians (May 1977) and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  48. Encounters with Morton Feldman: Composer / progressive rock musician, Elliott Sharp, writes about his encounters with Feldman in Buffalo in 1974. These notes were first published in the "Various Writings" section of Elliott Sharp's website and are reproduced with his kind permission.
  49. Introductions to / Program Notes on Works by Morton Feldman: Notes (in German) by Raoul Mörchen on eight of Feldman's works from the 1970s and 1980s. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  50. Why patterns? An analysis of Morton Feldman's "Piano and string quartet": An essay by Frank Sani, published here for the first time.
  51. Morton Feldman Interview: An interview by Fred Orton and Gavin Bryars originally published in Studio International (November 1976). Reproduced here by kind permission of the authors.
  52. Feldman Explains Himself: An article by Peter Dickinson which originally appeared in Music and Musicians (July 1966). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  53. Morton Feldman - NEITHER: A review (in German) by Eberhard Blum of Sebastian Claren's book NEITHER. Die Musik Morton Feldmans (Wolke Verlag, 2000). This review first appeared in the German new music journal Positionen (November, 2000) and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available here for the first time in English.)
  54. Neue Bücher über Morton Feldman: Reviews (in German) by Raoul Mörchen of Sebastian Claren's book Neither. Die Musik Morton Feldmans (Wolke Verlag, 2000) and Marion Saxer's book between categories. Studien zum Komponieren Morton Feldmans von 1951 bis 1977 (Pfau Verlag, 1998). These reviews first appeared in the German new music journals MusikTexte Vol 86/87 and Positionen Vol 43. They are reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  55. Pie-Slicing and Small Moves - Morton Feldman in conversation with Stuart Morgan: An interview originally published in Artscribe (April 1978). Reproduced here by kind permission of Stuart Morgan.
  56. Conversation between Morton Feldman and Walter Zimmermann: A conversation first published in Walter Zimmermann's book Desert Plants. Conversations with 23 American Musicians (Vancouver: Aesthetic Research Center Publications, 1976). Reproduced here by kind permission of Walter Zimmermann. (Also available in German.)
  57. Regarding Morton Feldman's music and wherever it all now goes: An article by Clark Coolidge originally published in Sulfur (No 22, Spring 1988). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  58. The Brink of Silence: An interview by Richard Bernas and Adrian Jack which first appeared in Music and Musicians (June 1972). Reproduced here by kind permission of the authors.
  59. Interview with Bill Berkson: An interview with Bill Berkson on his friendship with Feldman in the 1960s. Conducted by Chris Villars via email in February 2001 and published here for the first time.
  60. Precision and Anarchy in Feldman's Work: An essay by Chico Mello published here by kind permission of the author for the first time in English in an original translation by the Spanish composer Vicente Blanes.
  61. The Premiere of "Triadic Memories": Notes and reviews of the world premiere of Feldman's piano piece "Triadic Memories" collected by Adrian Jack.
  62. A Note on "The King of Denmark": A programme note by the American percussionist Steven Schick. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  63. Morton Feldman - Conversation without Cage: An interview by the Australian composer Michael Whiticker originally published in Ossia: a journal of contemporary music (Vol 1, Winter 1989). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Special thanks to John Bewley of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Music Library, for providing a copy of the text of the interview from Ossia.)
  64. Christian Wolff on Feldman: Five texts on Feldman by Christian Wolff, reproduced here by kind permission of the author from the collection of his essays and interviews published as Cues: Writings & Conversations (Cologne: MusikTexte, 1998).
  65. Memories of Morty: American composer Mark Steven Brooks describes his encounters with Feldman at Buffalo in 1974/75. Published here for the first time.
  66. Panic or Paradise - American Abstract Expressionism and the music of Morton Feldman: An article by Wilfrid Mellers originally published in Modern Painters (Vol 12 No 2, Summer 1999). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  67. La Musique Monochrome de Morton Feldman: Liner notes (in French) by Christian Tarting which accompany the CD recording of Feldman's piano pieces "Piano" and "Palais de Mari" performed by Ronnie Lynn Patterson on the L'Empreinte Digitale label (ED 13137). (Also available in English.) The notes are reproduced here by kind permission of the author, translator and L'Empreinte Digitale.
  68. A propósito de Morton Feldman (On Morton Feldman): An article (in Spanish) by Mariano Etkin originally published in the magazine of the Segundas Jornadas de Música Contemporánea (Days of Contemporary Music-Second Edition), Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, 2001. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available here for the first time in English.)
  69. Structures for String Quartet (1951): A note by Lejaren Hiller originally published with the LP recording of Feldman's piece by the Concord String Quartet (The Avant Garde String Quartet in the USA, VoxBox SVBX-5306, 1973). Reproduced here by kind permission of the Vox Music Group, Inc.
  70. Interview with Wilfrid Mellers: An interview with Wilfrid Mellers on his encounters with Feldman in the 1960s and 70s. Published here for the first time.
  71. Dedication to Cornelius Cardew: A short note by Feldman included in the programme booklet for the Cornelius Cardew Memorial Concert (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 16th May 1982). Reproduced here by kind permission of the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  72. Morton Feldman - Music for the film "Jackson Pollock": An essay by Olivia Mattis originally published in Settling New Scores: Music Manuscripts from the Paul Sacher Foundation, Felix Meyer, editor (Mainz: Schott, 1998). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  73. To be in the silence - Morton Feldman and painting: An extended excerpt from the essay by Mats Persson which accompanies his recording, with Kristine Scholz, of Feldman's "Complete works for two pianists" on the Alice label (ALCD 024). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Alice Musik Produktion.
  74. Morton Feldman - Voices and Instruments: Liner notes by James Fulkerson written to accompany the CD of Feldman works entitled, Morton Feldman: Voices and Instruments, performed by Claron McFadden, soprano, Charles van Tassel, bass-baritone, and The Barton Workshop on the Mode Records label (Mode 107). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  75. Morton Feldman's Early Piano Pieces: Notes written by Howard Skempton to accompany John Tilbury's recording of Feldman's solo piano works on the LondonHALL label. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  76. And the quartet played on -- and on, and on ... : An article by Rich Copley from the Lexington Herald-Leader on the performance of Feldman's 2nd String Quartet by the Flux Quartet on 3rd March, 2001, at the Norton Arts Center, Kentucky, USA. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  77. Triadic Memories: Notes written by Jean-Luc Fafchamps to accompany his recording of Feldman's solo piano piece Triadic Memories on the Sub Rosa label. Reproduced here with his kind permission.
  78. Composing by Numbers: Notes written by James Fulkerson to accompany recordings by The Barton Workshop of 13 of Feldman's 17 graph pieces. Reproduced here with his kind permission.
  79. Index to Give My Regards to Eighth Street: A full index by Alan Nicholson to the collection of Feldman's writings published as Give My Regards to Eighth Street: Collected Writings of Morton Feldman, edited by B.H. Friedman (Exact Change, 2000). The index is published here for the first time.
  80. Morton Feldman - L'Attente: An interview article (in French) by Martine Cadieu, originally published in Les Lettres françaises (1969) and reprinted in her book, A l'écoute des compositeurs (Paris: Minerve, 1992). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Editions Minerve. (Also available here for the first time in English.)
  81. Feldman - String Quartet (II): A review article by George Albon originally published in Shuffle Boil: A magazine of poets and music (Issue No. 2, Summer 2002). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and the publisher.
  82. Sobre el contar y la notación en Ives y Feldman [On counting and notation in Ives and Feldman]: An essay (in Spanish) by Mariano Etkin originally published in Revista del Instituto Superior de Música (No. 9, 2002), Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and the publisher.
  83. Leinwände und Zeit-Leinwände - Anmerkungen zu Morton Feldmans Filmmusiken: Notes (in German) by Peter Niklas Wilson first published in the liner notes accompanying a CD of Feldman's film music performed by ensemble recherche on the Kairos label, Morton Feldman: Something Wild - Music for Film (0012292KAI). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Kairos Music. (Also available in English and in French.)
  84. Morton Feldman, Earle Brown and Heinz-Klaus Metzger in Discussion: Text of a discussion included on the 4LP set Music Before Revolution (EMI Electrola, 1C 16528954/957, 1972). (Thanks to Clemens Gresser for providing a copy of the text.)
  85. Conversation with Morton Feldman: Transcript of a lunchtime conversation with Feldman by Kevin Volans at the 1984 Darmstadt Summmer Course of Contemporary Music. First published in Volans's collection of conversations with composers entitled Summer Gardeners (1985).
  86. 'Late Works with Clarinet' - Interview with Carol Robinson: Clarinettist Carol Robinson interviewed by Alan Nicholson on the occasion of the release of her CD of Feldman clarinet works on the Mode Records label. Published here for the first time.
  87. Morton Feldman - Current Trends in America: A transcription by composer Rüdiger Meyer of a lecture Feldman gave at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg, in July 1983. The transcript is published here for the first time by kind permission of Rüdiger Meyer and the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  88. Feldman on Feldman: A transcription by composer Rüdiger Meyer of a lecture Feldman gave at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg, in July 1983. The transcript is published here for the first time by kind permission of Rüdiger Meyer and the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  89. Morton Feldman and The Shape of Time: An essay by Louis Goldstein originally published in Perspectives on American Music Since 1950, edited by James R. Heintze (New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1999). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and the editor.
  90. To Have Known Stefan Wolpe: Remarks prepared by Feldman for a concert of Wolpe's music given at Buffalo in 1983. Transcribed by Austin Clarkson from the original document in the Morton Feldman Collection, Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel. Published here for the first time by kind permission of Austin Clarkson, the Estate of Morton Feldman and the Paul Sacher Foundation.
  91. Captain Cook's First Voyage: An interview with Feldman by Richard Wood Massi originally published in Cum Notis Variorum (No. 131, April 1989). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Special thanks to John Bewley of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Music Library, for providing a copy of the interview text.)
  92. Almost Too Beautiful: A review by Kyle Gann of the performance of Feldman's String Quartet 2 by the Flux Quartet as part of the When Morty Met John: John Cage/Morton Feldman Festival at Carnegie Hall, New York, USA on 25th October 2003. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  93. A Note on "Five Pianos": A short note by Feldman for a concert given at Buffalo in 1972. Published here for the first time by kind permission of the Estate of Morton Feldman. (Thanks again to John Bewley of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Music Library, for providing a copy of the text.)
  94. Early and Unknown Piano Works: Notes written by Veniero Rizzardi to accompany a CD of Feldman piano works performed by Debora Petrina on the OgreOgress label. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  95. Remembrance of Things Present: An essay by Clark Lunberry on Steven Foster's Repetition series of photographs and their relationship to Feldman's solo piano piece Triadic Memories. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  96. Three Feldman Concert Reviews: Reviews by Chris Villars of performances of Feldman's String Quartet 2, For Christian Wolff and Neither.
  97. Feldman at the Piano: Two short reminiscences of Feldman composing at the piano by Gavin Bryars and Michael Tilson Thomas.
  98. Feldman at Edinburgh International Festival 2004: Reviews by Graham Urquhart of performances of Feldman's Principal Sound, Rothko Chapel and String Quartet II.
  99. Morton Feldman's "Palais de Mari" - a pitch analysis: An essay by Frank Sani, published here for the first time.
  100. Feldman Interview from "International Times": An interview by Alan Beckett, first published in International Times No. 3 (14-27 November 1966). (Thanks to John Bewley of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Music Library, for providing a copy of the text.)
  101. Presence - Mahler and New Music: An essay on Mahler, Feldman and Branca by Grant Nebel, originally published in Naturlaut Vol 3 No 4 (March 2005), the Quarterly Newsletter of The Chicago Mahlerites. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  102. Analysis of Morton Feldman's String Quartet No. 2: An essay (in Danish) by Magnus Olsen Majmon, published here for the first time. (Also available in English.)
  103. On Repetition, Habit and Involuntary Memory: An Analysis and Speculation upon Morton Feldman's Final Composition: An essay by Brian Kane.
  104. Morton Feldman - Piano and Orchestra: An analysis (in Spanish) by Hernán D. Ramallo, published here for the first time.
  105. Departing Landscapes - Morton Feldman's String Quartet II and Triadic Memories: An essay by Clark Lunberry, first published in SubStance 110: Vol 35, No 2 (Summer 2006). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  106. Interview with John Tilbury: An interview conducted by James Gardner on 30 November 2006. Published here for the first time by kind permission of the participants.
  107. Morton Feldman et la clairière: An essay (in French) by Laurent Feneyrou on Feldman's opera Neither, written on the occasion of the performance of the work in the Festival d'automne à Paris in September 2006. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  108. Notes on Morton Feldman's The King of Denmark: An essay/artwork by Eberhard Blum with handwritten text (in German) and incorporating original graphic works by the author. Published here for the first time. (Also available: an English translation of the text.)
  109. A l'écart des grandes villes: A conversation with Jean-Yves Bosseur from 1967, excerpted from the new French edition of Feldman's essays and conversations, Ecrits & Paroles (Brussels: Editions Les Presses du Réel, Fabula, 2008). Reproduced here by kind permission of the publisher.
  110. Symétrie tronquée: A French translation of Feldman's 1981 essay, "Crippled Symmetry", excerpted from the new French edition of Feldman's essays and conversations, Ecrits & Paroles (Brussels: Editions Les Presses du Réel, Fabula, 2008). Reproduced here by kind permission of the publisher.
  111. Darmstadt (1986): Remarks made by Feldman during his 1986 Darmstadt lecture, excerpted from the new French edition of Feldman's essays and conversations, Ecrits & Paroles (Brussels: Editions Les Presses du Réel, Fabula, 2008). Reproduced here by kind permission of the publisher.
  112. Patterns in a Chromatic Field: Text fragments from Feldman's writings, interviews and lectures compiled by cellist Arne Deforce as liner notes for his 2CD set (with Yutaka Oya, piano) of Feldman pieces for cello and piano on the Aeon label (AECD 0977, 2009). Reproduced here by kind permission of Arne Deforce.
  113. Morton Feldman in conversation with Christopher Gough and Roger Woodward: A short conversation broadcast on 28th August 1980 on the occasion of the first UK performances of Feldman's String Quartet and Orchestra and Piano and Orchestra. Published here for the first time by kind permission of the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  114. Morton Feldman and Abstract Expressionism: An English translation by Francesco Sani of Gianmario Borio's essay included as item 33 above. Translation published here for the first time by kind permission of the author and the translator.
  115. Morton Feldman and Soloists: An English translation by Peter Söderberg and Chris Villars of Chapter 8 of Eberhard Blum's book, Choice & Chance: Bilder und Berichte aus meinem Leben als Musiker [An Illustrated Account of My Life as a Musician] (Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, 2008). Translation published here for the first time by kind permission of the author.
  116. The Story of Morton Feldman's The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar: An account by Chris Villars of the history and recent "rediscovery" of this piece, once thought to be completely lost.
  117. Toward an Art of Imminence: Morton Feldman's Durations III, No. 3: An essay by Thomas DeLio originally published in Interface (Vol 12 No 3, 1983) pp 465-480, and reprinted in Thomas DeLio Circumscribing the Open Universe (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1983) pp 29-47. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  118. Last Pieces #3 (1959): An essay by Thomas DeLio originally published in The Music of Morton Feldman, Thomas DeLio, editor (New York: Excelsior Music Publishing Co, 1996) pp 39-68. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  119. Vague relations?: bar groupings and notational image in the late music of Morton Feldman: An essay by Tom Hall originally published in Current Issues in Music Vol 1, No. 1 (2007) pp 7-24. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  120. Note on the Early Performance History of Morton Feldman's Second String Quartet: by Chris Villars.
  121. Morton Feldman, The King of Denmark (Realization date, 1964): A short text by Max Neuhaus from the liner notes of the CD, "The New York School: Nine Realizations by Max Neuhaus" on the Alga Marghen label (22NMN.052, 2004). Reproduced here by kind permission of The Estate of Max Neuhaus. More about Max Neuhaus can be found here: www.max-neuhaus.info
  122. For Philip Guston: On the broken friendship between Morton Feldman and Philip Guston: An essay by Ton van Os. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  123. On Morton Feldman's Flute and Orchestra: An English translation by Francesco Sani of Veniero Rizzardi's programme notes included as item 28 above. Translation published here for the first time by kind permission of the author and the translator.
  124. "Between Categories": Hearing Palais de Mari: An essay by Adam Baratz. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  125. Surviving Feldman's Second String Quartet: An essay by Francesco Sani, written after attending a performance of Feldman's Second String Quartet played by the Smith Quartet at Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow, UK, on March 25th 2012. Published here for the first time by kind permission of the author.
  126. Morton Feldman in conversation with Michael Oliver: A short conversation broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 4th November 1984. Published here for the first time by kind permission of the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  127. Remarks on Varèse: Remarks by Feldman from a programme on Edgard Varèse broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1985/86. Published here for the first time by kind permission of the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  128. Performing Morton Feldman's String Quartet No. 2: An Interview with Tom Chiu and Max Mandel of the Flux Quartet: Interview by Ryan Dohoney originally published in Dissonance: Schweizer Musikzeitschrift für Forschung und Kreation 16 (December 2011), pp 20-27. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
  129. Imagined Stage Production of Morton Feldman's Opera, "Neither": by Chris Villars.
  130. From the Film "Elliott Carter at Buffalo" (1980): A transcription of the short fragment of conversation between Feldman, Elliott Carter and Ursula Oppens in the film "Elliott Carter at Buffalo" (Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1980).
  131. Twelve Tone Technique in Varèse's Déserts: A transcription by composer Sebastian Claren and Chris Villars of a lecture Feldman gave at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in February 1981. The transcript is published here for the first time by kind permission of Sebastian Claren and the Estate of Morton Feldman.
  132. Henry Crown: Daniel Stern's "Portrait" of Morton Feldman: Compiled by Chris Villars.
  133. The Johannesburg Masterclasses, July 1983: Transcribed by Dirk de Klerk.
  134. On Morton Feldman's For Bunita Marcus: A liner note by Marco Lenzi for the CD recording of For Bunita Marcus played by Gianni Lenoci on the Amirani Records label (AMRN 035 02-C). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available in Italian.)
  135. Morton Feldman in My Life: A short talk given by Chris Villars at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on 19th November 2006.
  136. Eulogy for Eberhard Blum: An English translation of the speech given by Volker Straebel at the funeral of Eberhard Blum in Berlin on 5th April 2013.

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