Performing Morton Feldman’s String Quartet #2

An Interview with Tom Chiu and Max Mandel of the Flux Quartet

Ryan Dohoney
In this interview, Tom Chiu and Max Mandel discuss their performances of Feldman’s monumental String Quartet #2. All aspects of musical life are evoked, from the preparation of the score to concert organization, the reception by the public and the specific musical experience that this unusual piece offers. The sheer scale of the work requires a profound rethinking of concert practice, both on the part of the performers and of the listeners. The effect of the piece on the view of music held by both musicians is discussed.

by moxi