In the stillness of the night: The music of Jürg Frey at Willow Place Auditorium

The atmosphere of the venue complemented the music, the cold air and plain white walls serving as an appropriate backdrop for Frey’s quiescent works. Music like this is of course best heard with as little ambient noise as possible. Nonetheless, the music often seamlessly assimilated the inevitable noise which abounds in NYC. The sounds of traffic, a mysterious stomping noise, voices from people passing in the street, were in this performance all wrapped into the texture of the music, not necessarily feeling intrusive…