Yeethoven: How Kanye West and Beethoven Collide

On his last two albums, Kanye West's music departed dramatically from traditional pop song structures, launching into a more symphonic approach. Ludwig van Beethoven — similarly controversial in his time — wreaked havoc on existing musical forms and alienated many in the process. Join Yuga Cohler and Stephen “Johan” Feigenbaum as they explore these similarities during a discussion of their orchestral concert Yeethoven, which sold out Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall this past January. An eleven-piece classical ensemble will illustrate their arguments with live musical excerpts.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2018

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