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The Expanded Ear: Six Acre Jam

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 54 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

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Charles Amirkhanian reports on The Expanded Ear music conference, held on April 27-29, 1973 at the Camp de Benneville Pines, in the San Bernardino National Forest. The highlight of the conference was the Six Acre Jam, performed over a hillside by about 60 musicians and no less than ten synthesizers. Join Charles as he takes a walk through the woods interviewing performers and composers, including Richard Bunger, Barry Gott, Jacques Bekaert, Nicolas Slonimsky & Dane Rudhyar, all while the sounds of music echo from the surrounding wilderness.

Musical Selections:  Dolphin Dance [excerpt] / Herbie Hancock -- [improvised percussion music performed on bits of metal] / Barry Gott -- [improvised percussion music played on pots and pans] / Richard Bunger -- [excerpt from the tentatively entitled “Cultural Train”] / Jan Pusina
Genres:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic; Free Improvisation
Subject:  Ambient sounds; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music; Improvisation (Music); Jazz; Synthesizer music; Unconventional instruments; Percussion music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Friedman, Ken, 1949-; Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995; Cloud, David; Gnazzo, Anthony, 1936-; Ruppenthal, Stephen ; Hancock, Herbie, 1940-; Gott, Barry; Dinwiddie, John; Bunger, Richard; Birchall, Steve; Bekaert, Jacques; Rudhyar, Dane, 1895-1985; Pusina, Jan
Recording Date:  4/28/1973
 
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