915 East Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Rest Is Noise In Performance: Alex Ross, The New Yorker.Ethan Iverson, PianoTwo of todays most interesting and respected cultural forces present a dynamic tour of the 20th century. Re-creating a show they developed for a sold-out performance at the Paris Bar in New York, The New Yorker writer Alex Ross and pianist Ethan Iverson join forces to present a unique exploration of 20th-century music. Ross will read vivid portraits of the 20th-centurys iconic composers from his best-selling book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. After each selection, Iverson, the pianist in the postmodern jazz trio The Bad Plus and former musical director of Mark Morris Dance Group, will perform a piano interlude related to the reading. The performance includes piano arrangements of Debussy, Schoenberg, Bartok, Jelly Roll Morton, Ives, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Webern, Charlie Parker, Shostakovich, Babbitt, and Ligeti.

Added by Upcoming Robot on April 19, 2010