Music Program

Sunday, December 2, 1979


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Performing Composer Presents a rare solo performance by Arthur Russell on cello. [See also December 15, 1979, which, according to the early time line kept in a three-ring binder, indicates Russell performed on a double bill with David Van Tieghem on 12/15/79. According to the December 1979 printed calendar, however, their performances are listed separately, with Russell on December 2 and Van Tieghem on December 15. Could Russell's performance, originally scheduled for earlier in the month, have been postponed and combined with Van Tieghem's on the 15th?]

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David Schirm
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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...