Kurt Brereton (visual artist)
Talk on birdsongs and colors in Messiaen's music.
Illustration of Messiaen's influence over Brereton's
David Wessel (computer music composer)
and Mary Chun (Ondes Martenot player)
Presentation of the Ondes Martenot, and Messiaen's use of this instrument.
San Francisco Opera ("Saint Francis" team)
A short excerpt of Messiaen's opera Saint Francois d'Assise was staged and
performed by SF opera team.
Morton Subotnick (composer) discussed Messiaen's
influence on his compositions. He will perform excerpts from
his piece Gestures... for computer and spatialized audio.
John Zorn (composer)
John Zorn discussed Messiaen's influence on his piece Duras. Performance of
Duras, featuring the Abel-Steinberg-Winant trio:
David Abel violin
John Eichenseer piano
Roy Malan violin
Ches Smith percussion
Julie Steinberg Hammond organ
William Winant percussion
Stephen Drury prompter