In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Charles Ives’ Musical Mashup
When it comes to Charles Ives’ music, there seems to be no middle ground – you either love it or hate it. Â If you are mathematically inclined, you may find it intriguing on many different levels. Â In Putnam’s Camp (above), there is layer after layer of seemingly unrelated rhythms, melodies, and meters…yet, they are there for a specific purpose.
A second aspect of music by Ives is how it looks. Â Take a moment to look up a page of his music on the web…some of it is visual art, as well as musical.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra opened this season withÂ Three Places in New EnglandÂ by Ives. Â You’ll be able to hear it as part of the next ProMusica broadcast season this Fall.
In my ongoing conversation with David Danzmayr, we discuss both how to listen to it – and what it takes to perform it.