FILM SCREENING: Secret Music
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Secret Music is a documentary film about Pulitzer prize winning composer David Del Tredici and the historical and cultural significance of his music within and outside the gay community. The film investigates the sometimes ineffable processes that are fundamental to music composition, performance, and the communication of meaning through art. Highlighting the nuanced challenges of private sexual identity projected outward into an uninhibited art, Secret Music examines Del Tredici’s personal transformations through the joys and sorrows of gay life, and his goal of communicating sexuality through a body of music that is now influential in modern culture.
Through performances of Del Tredici's music and interviews with world-renowned musicians and scholars, the film explores what sexuality in music represents creatively and what the implications of identifying an art form as gay, as Del Tredici has done, may be. This program is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.
FILM SCREENING Secret Music Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM
About the Director Daniel Beliavsky, Ph.D., is a filmmaker, educator, concert pianist, composer, and music theorist. He has performed in Europe and throughout the United States with both orchestra and in recital, and has released three commercial CD recordings. Daniel produces music documentaries through his production company, Opus1films, which in 2011 released Sonata (1957), a film about the distinguished American composer Donald Harris’s opus one, the Sonata for piano, and about Harris’s early career in Paris. Daniel has been a visiting professor of music theory, piano performance, aesthetics, writing about music, and history at several universities, including The City College of New York, The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Mannes College, and New York University. He is now Chair of the Fine Art and Music Department at Yeshiva University.