Friday, January 29, 2010


Fireworks Ensemble
Ulrich Krieger, conductor and musical director

Lou Reed’s (b. 1942) music written for the Velvet Underground propelled him to rock stardom. His Metal Machine Music, a distorted sound wall of guitar feedback, has been called the precursor to punk. Critical rejection at its first release in 1975 led to a cult-like interest. Ulrich Krieger has accomplished a feat once deemed impossible by transcribing and arranging Metal Machine Music for classical instruments.

8:00 PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
1 train to 116th Street
M4, M60, or M104 bus to 116th Street

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