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The Cochran Foundation - Tobias Koch plays works by Julian Cochran - Warsaw, Poland 12 December 2022

From the Lt. Julian Chochran, Klara Gronet, Danae Eleni, Tobias Koch This musical performance and conversation with the composer Julian Cochran has stirred many memories in my recntly established world of  Nostalgiaville.  I moved into classical music in quite the reverse gear - from the jazz world of Oscar Peterson, to the contemporary classical music of say Olivier Messiaen, Stockhausen and Boulez back further in time through Chopin and Bach to the great operas of Monteverdi, finally to Josquin des Pres, Palestrina and Gregorian Chant.  The first image that springs into the viewfinder of my mind was my experiences during the  avant-garde  year of revolution 1968. During those years I was in Paris writing my own experimental 'indeterminate'  avant garde  texts influenced by the style of the  Nouveau Roman  literary movement (Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute, Alain Robbe-Grillet). I was deeply interested in the contemporary classical music of Messiaen, Nono, Berio, Dallapicc