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An In-studio Concert by R.E.F.I.T.

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 44 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

First broadcast on January 3, 1970, this is an engaging, in-studio concert by a collection of young high school students performing improvised and semi-improvised compositions, utilizing a vast assortment of music making instruments and objects. Much in the vein of the more established Musica Elettronica Viva, the Rickfield Eliand Fox Island Terror, or R. E. F. I. T., perform a selection of works that range from the pleasantly melodic to the considerably chaotic, yet never veering into the type of dissonant pandemonium that one might expect from such a youthful collective. After presenting a selection of six works, during which it is sometime difficult to determine where one piece ends and the others begin, the surprisingly mature, four young men, (ages 16-18), sit down with Charles Amirkhanian, who then quizzes them about the origin and meaning of their ensemble’s name, their musical influences and familiarity with modern avant-garde composers, as well as future plans for the group, which all agreed was somewhat limited by their plans to soon go away to colleges around the country. The program then ends with Amirkhanian joining R. E. F. I. T. for a fully improvised piece. Given the remarkable musicality and maturity of the group it is somewhat disappointing that they never seemed to have produced any other available recordings, and leave us with no further information about their progress through life.

Musical Selections:  Let's Not All Answer at the Same Time -- .047 Microfareds -- Encomium to Subsistence -- Expression of Physical Contortion -- Floodwaters -- Flora's (and Fauna's) Deleterious Request -- [an untitled improvisation]
Performers:  Colin Eliand (sp?), voice and various instruments (all)
Abrahm Eliand (sp?), voice and various instruments (all)
James Reed, voice and various instruments (all)
Alan Thayer, voice and various instruments (all)
Charles Amirkhanian, voice and various instruments (improvisation)
Genres:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic; Free Improvisation
Subject:  Electro-acoustic; Improvisation (Music); Percussion ensembles; Electronics with instrumental ensemble; Songs with instrumental ensemble; Instrumental ensembles
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Thayer, Alan
Recording Date:  1/3/1970
First Broadcast Date:  1/3/1970
 
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