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Tuesday Morning Club:
An Hour in the KPFA Music Department Office, 1970

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 67 min
Event Type: Other Finds Program Origin: KPFA

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Charles Amirkhanian fills in for the absent Julian White for this edition of KPFA’s Tuesday Morning Club. Rather than playing a selection of elegant classical music, Amirkhanian takes this opportunity to give listeners a feel for what the Music Department Office was like during a typical day in 1970. Fielding phone calls from Liam O’Gallagher, moving boxes, answering questions for staff and volunteers, it's all here in this fascinating peek behind the KPFA curtain. Also included are musical works by Colin McPhee, a Canadian composer who became one of the first Western ethnomusicologist to study the gamelan music of Bali, and his fellow ultra-modern composer and publisher, Henry Cowell.

Musical Selections:  Tabuh-Tabuhan: Toccata for Orchestra (1936) (17:07) / Colin McPhee -- Fiddler’s Jig, for violin and string orchestra (1952) (2:00) / Henry Cowell -- Collage [a mix of spoken word and music] (1970)
Performers:  Eastman Rochester Orchestra (Tabuh)
Howard Hanson, conductor (Tabuh)
Vienna Orchestral Society (Fiddler’s)
F. Charles Adler, conductor (Fiddler’s)
Genres:  Field recordings; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.); Field recordings; Ambient sounds; Orchestral music; Violin with string orchestra; Jigs (Violin with strings orchestra) ; Text-sound compositions; Soundscapes (Music)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; O'Gallagher, Liam; McPhee, Colin, 1900-1964; Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981; Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965; Adler, F. Charles (Frederick Charles), 1889-1959
Recording Date:  3/23/1970
First Broadcast Date:  3/24/1970
 
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