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Early Improvisations with Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, and Others

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 59 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: CCM Archive

A series of improvisations, recorded around 1957, and featuring Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, Laurel Johnson, Robert Erickson, and Bill Butler. The instrumentation for these five pieces is varied and unspecified, but seems to include piano, percussion, ocarina, trombone, and a plucked string instrument that may be a koto. The first improvisation is used as accompaniment for a lengthy recitation. These early experiments with aleatoric and improvisatory music serves as a valuable historical record chronicling the emergence of a new musical aesthetic that was to dominate contemporary classical music for much of the latter half of the 20th century, and hints at the type of minimal and chance compositions for which many of the performers would later become famous. As such these performances should be of great interest, and provide considerable enjoyment, to any fan or student of 20th century, avant-garde, classical music.

Part 1 of 5:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisations 1 [text from “The Red Laugh” by Leonid Andreyev] (1957) (15:56) / Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, & Laurel Johnson
Performers:  Pauline Oliveros
Loren Rush
Terry Riley
Laurel Johnson
Robert Erickson
Genres:  New Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  New music; Improvisation (Music); Monologues with music
People:  Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919 ; Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-2016; Rush, Loren, 1935-; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Johnson, Laurel; Erickson, Robert, 1917-1997
 
Part 2 of 5:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 2 [restart] (1957) (16:57) / Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, & Laurel Johnson
Performers:  Pauline Oliveros
Loren Rush
Terry Riley
Laurel Johnson
Robert Erickson
Genres:  New Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  New music; Improvisation (Music)
People:  Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-2016; Rush, Loren, 1935-; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Johnson, Laurel; Erickson, Robert, 1917-1997
 
Part 3 of 5:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 3 (1957) (2:57) / Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, & Laurel Johnson
Performers:  Pauline Oliveros
Loren Rush
Terry Riley
Bill Butler
Genres:  New Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  New music; Improvisation (Music)
People:  Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-2016; Rush, Loren, 1935-; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Butler, Bill
 
Part 4 of 5:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 4 (1957) (14:21) / Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, & Laurel Johnson
Performers:  Pauline Oliveros
Loren Rush
Terry Riley
Bill Butler
Genres:  New Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  New music; Improvisation (Music)
People:  Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-2016; Rush, Loren, 1935-; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Butler, Bill
 
Part 5 of 5:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 5 [restart] (1957) (7:44) / Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, & Laurel Johnson
Performers:  Pauline Oliveros
Loren Rush
Terry Riley
Bill Butler
Genres:  New Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  New music; Improvisation (Music)
People:  Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-2016; Rush, Loren, 1935-; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Butler, Bill
 
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