Monday, September 7, 2009

Just announced: Guy Livingston w/ Mark Fewer & John Novacek on 10/27


Guy Livingston leads a varied career as a pianist and producer on both sides of the Atlantic. He organized the Paris Antheil Centennial Concert, and was Artistic Director for the 2003 George Antheil Festival in Trenton in honor of the 1920's futurist. Livingston has been the focus of three television documentaries on Antheil, as well as appearing in Bad Boy Made Good , a film released by the Electronic Music Foundation.

Guy Livingston's first recording (Don't Panic) contained 60 one-minute premieres by composers from eighteen countries, and was featured in Le Monde , Sports Illustrated , The New York Times , and on National Public Radio . In 2003 he recorded a CD of The Lost Piano Sonatas of George Antheil, also for the Wergo label. His version of Antheil's 2 nd piano concerto (the world premiere recording), was released in 2006 by New World Records. He has performed the complete piano music of George Antheil at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Livingston has done extensive work with silent film, both contemporary and from the 1920's, and was recently commissioned for a special project (Dada at the Movies) by the Holland Festival. Currently Livingston is producing sixty experimental film clips with young vanguard Dutch video artists, funded by the Amsterdam Fund for Art (Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst) and BUMA Cultuur.

Recent concerto appearances have been with the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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