A 45 minute performance of Christian Wolff’s music is currently available on Vimeo via Roulette TV and is linked below. It’s followed by a 15 minute interview with Christian, which touches on his training, biographical information, various influences (including Satie and Ives!), and some of the technical aspects of his work. He also discusses how he composes, how that affects the way his music is performed, and he even provides details about particular sections of the piece featured in the video. It’s a very helpful document for anyone finding their way into his music and a great interview with good information I’ve not found elsewhere.
Wolff is joined by Joey Baron, Robert Black, Larry Polansky, and Robyn Schulkowsky.