Feigenbaum Cascades by Udo Kasemets

Feigenbaum Cascades is derived from concepts discovered and explored by the physicist Mitchell Feigenbaum. His studies led to an understanding that the road from order to chaos follows a universal pattern which can be shown graphically, and which also contains numerical values which have a constancy similar to, say, ‘Pi’ or ‘e’ or the ‘Golden ratio’. Kasemets’ scores are imaginative transformations of the graphs, re-aligning and re-defining the basic mathematical data to build new acoustic edifices from their intervallic/spatial relations.

Udo Kasemets 

Udo played a crucial role as a mobilizer of avant-garde and mixed media practices in Toronto during the 1960s, as well as his music criticism for the Toronto Star during the early 1960s. (He was an important voice in the debate that circulated about the avant-garde – and his concerts were often the subject of John Kraglund’s criticism). – Jeremy Strachan, University of Toronto Faculty of Music PhD candidate (wrote his dissertation on Udo).

Stephen Clarke has performed in festivals in Europe, Canada, the U.S., South America and China, including the Donaueschinger Musiktage and the Berliner Festwochen. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, New Music Concerts (Toronto), Esprit Orchestra and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In 2011 Stephen played at the Museo Casa Scelsi in Rome at the invitation of the Fondazione Scelsi. He has played in a duo with violinist Marc Sabat, worked with a number of ensembles and is the pianist with Arraymusic. He currently works as an accompanist at the University of Toronto.

Solo recordings include first recordings of works by Giacinto Scelsi (Mode Records), Udo Kasemets (hatHut), Marc Sabat (World Edition) and Horatiu Radulescu (Mode).

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