ACME and its history with music
Albert first encountered classical music through the Goldberg Variations. His awakening with Bach and Glenn Gould led him slowly to other composers, who became the subjects of later creations: Beethoven, Brahms, Bizet, Bernstein, Shostakovich, Haydn, Wagner, Ligeti and Vivaldi. He has grown to love this music and its world. His engagement with these composers has shaped not just his artistic practice, but his intellectual development.
Piece by Piece2008-2010 Solo on Bach & Gould was a detailed, playful study of Glenn Gould’s performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and my own response to listening to them.
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The only other musical form that has ever moved Albert on this profound level is flamenco. One guitar player, two singers and a dancer: an extraordinarily simple set-up with incredible power. The rhythmical complexity, choreographic detail and emotive release of a flamenco tablao achieves an immediacy of connection and communication with an audience that we find magnetically, irresistibly fascinating.
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