This monumental project explores the limits of music and marks the Chicago debut of Morton Feldman’s six-hour-long work. Recognized for works he composed for Merce Cunningham, Feldman wrote his Quartet No. 2 as a durational piece to explore the limits of physical and non-narrative music. A rarely heard and epic achievement, the music creates a trance-like focus.
The MCA invites listeners to fully experience the quiet nature of Quartet No. 2 on the 4th floor. The galleries will stay open for the evening concert, and on select days during regular museum hours the musicians are planning open rehearsals.
Held in conjunction with Merce Cunningham: Common Time