Hearing Voices with Alex Ross

Harry Partch

“I hold no wish for the obsolescence of the widely heard instruments and music. My devotion to our musical heritage is great – and critical. I feel that more ferment is necessary to a healthy musical culture. I am endeavoring to instill more ferment.” –Harry Partch

“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.”
–John Cage

The Rest is NoiseThe wild west… There… Learn More » »

Guest Blogger: Jacob Cooper of “Silver Threads”

Lately, I’ve been really into bad music. This video by the Australian rapper R.A.E.D., for one:

[R.A.E.D., “i no she wants me back” 2012]

Or this by D4NNY:

[D4NNY – “Goodbye,” 2014]

Let me be clear: I really do like this music. Yes, humor may play a role in the attraction, but it goes beyond that—each of these works fulfills me in a way that other music I listen to doesn’t.  This might be because it’s so easy for music to sound… Learn More » »

Guest Blogger: Maria Garcia, pianist- Made in Italy

Maria Garcia
Have you ever heard the adage that says the music world is a small world? It’s true. Let me prove it to you.

Three years ago I traded a life of “excitement” in NYC for Portland. I mean that sarcastically… I wouldn’t change a thing. This is one of the most fun, vibrant cities I have ever lived in (and I’ve lived in a few), a place that gets business done but doesn’t take itself too seriously, allowing for more creativity and openness… Learn More » »

Made in Italy

Made In Italy
is Third Angle’s third collaboration with our friends at the Portland Art Museum, presented as part of the museum’s incredible exhibit, Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to go…now! In addition to the spectacular collection of vintage clothes, the exhibit is a brilliant journey through post-war Italy, telling the story of how an industry is created from the rubble of war, and a timely… Learn More » »

Guest Blogger: Catherine Olson, soprano—Made in Italy

Catherine Olson headshot
At our upcoming Made in Italy collaboration with Portland Art Museum, we’ll feature Catherine Olson, a talented soprano and new music guru who joins Third Angle for the first time. Recognized for astute dramatic and evocative vocal performances ranging from Italian Baroque monody to contemporary opera and theatre, she has recent performances under her belt including Crumb’s Madrigals III with Northwest New Music, Young Camille in… Learn More » »

Guest Blogger Charles Noble: Mozart, Revisited

peoplemoverDo you remember the People Mover from Future World at Disneyland? It was a wonderful idea. Little trains of self-contained cars that were envisioned to whisk 1950’s nuclear families to their destinations in style, while allowing them to read, nap, or just enjoy the scenery, free of the onerous duty of driving. Steven Mackey’s 1997 piece Humble River is much like that now defunct People Mover. Mackey himself described the piece, which is… Learn More » »

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