The Music Gallery is the place to be this weekend. Arraymusic, NUMUS and Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan have gotten together to present a James Tenney Retrospective. Here are the links for each day:
Friday, November 23 - Arraymusic: Celebrating James Tenney
Saturday, November 24 - NUMUS - In Memoriam: James Tenney
Sunday, November 25 - Memorial Open House w/Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan
Each concert will offer something unique in the Tenney experience, especially the last day which will pay tribute to the informal, collegial environment of Tenney's living room salons. This promises to be a comprehensive retrospective and a fantastic event, though I would have loved to see the Harmonium series of compositions represented, not to mention some of his later works for large ensemble/orchestra that like the Harmonia employ an available pitch/time bracket structure... major funding challenges notwithstanding.