The 9-15 March edition of BTHVN 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. We will be rescheduling later in the year. Please check back in the MMMonths ahead &/or subscribe to our News page for updates.
MMM returns on Monday 9 – Sunday 15 March with a PDX style salute to Beethoven’s 250th birth year that is being celebrated worldwide as BTHVN 2020.
In addition to numerous newly commissioned works, this year’s multi-genre festspiel includes music by Beethoven, Berio, Ives, Kahane, Mahler, Schnittke, Shaw, Tabakova, Ustvolskaya & Wagner.
MMM is taking 2019 off but will return in 2020 with a MultiMediaMelange of music, dance, drama, film, food, poetry & visual arts.
We will announce basic festspiel details this coming MMMarch.
MMM returns in March 2019 with a 4-event mmmultimedia festspiel featuring works from 8 countries, 18 composers & 6 premieres.
Please check back for updates as we hope to add a few live radio broadcasts to the roster you see below.
MARCH MUSIC MODERNE VII
Listening to the Here of the Now
21-24 March 2019
Global Village PDX
21 March – Thurs @ 7:30
Marzena Movie Magic
SOUNDING THE CINEMA
Ken Russell – The Devils
Music – Peter Maxwell Davies
22 March – Fri @ 7:30
Cascadia Composers & Fear No Music
10 YEARS LATER: CC FOUNDERS SPEAK
Music – Svoboda, Bernstein, Steinke, Noland,
Gabel, Senn, Miksch & Winslow
23 March – Sat @ 7:30
Marzena Multi Media
METAL MACHINE MUSIC
Kogut Butoh Dance Theatre (Seattle)
Music – Lou Reed
24 March – Sun @ 7:30
Marzena Musique Mondial
TRIO A TROIS
Music – Schnittke, Schafer, Priest, Rihm,
Kagel, Reza (theatre), Stockhausen & Beethoven
Community Music Center
If you missed A Different Nature on March 19, or would like to hear the show again, you can hear it in KBOO’s archives here.
Priest deserves toutes nos félicitations for putting together such an amazingly diverse — and free — festival on a baguette budget. That range, richness and freshness are also a tribute to the vital Portland classical music scene and of course to Debussy himself.
—Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch (read the full article)
Claude Debussy by Claire Sykes
Contained in notes the
Lifting of sounds engaged
And passing the
Underlying composure of
Destinies understood, of
Everything relying, everything
Dying with each tone remembered,
Believing so much in itself
Usurped only by the passage of
Solidity singing the only music
Sensed in its knowing, the yes of a
Yearning finally reached