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Concerts by Composers:
No. 10: Works by William Hellermann, David Borden, & John Rockwell

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 58 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

In the late 1970s and early 1980s the Experimental Intermedia Foundation held a series of exciting concerts of avant-garde and electro-acoustic music at Phill Niblock’s loft in the SoHo district of New York City. These concerts were then packaged into a series of hour-long radio programs entitled “Concerts by Composers” and distributed to interested radio stations around the United States. This tenth program in the series features music by William Hellermann and David Borden with additional commentary by music critic John Rockwell. First up is an excerpt of William Hellermann’s “Three weeks in Cincinnati in December”, performed by Robert Dick on flute. This piece makes use of Dick’s ability at circular breathing to create a continuous pattern of sounds that lasted over 50 minutes, truly testing the physical endurance of the performer. This is followed by an excerpt from David Borden’s “The continuing story of counterpoint, Part III,” which is a Philip Glass like composition for keyboards and synthesizers. The program concludes with the comments of music critic, John Rockwell, in which he tries to place the typically experimental music of the Downtown scene within a larger historical perspective, and contrasts it with the more academic, new music associated with the Uptown music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. The production and distribution of this program was originally funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, & the Beards Fund.

Musical Selections:  The continuing story of counterpoint, Part III [excerpt] / David Borden -- Three weeks in Cincinnati in December, for flute [excerpt] (1979) / William Hellermann -- The continuing story of counterpoint: Part III / David Borden
Performers:  Robert Dick, flute (3 weeks)
Paul Epstein, synthesizer (Counterpoint)
Nurit Tilles, synthesizer (Counterpoint)
David Borden, synthesizer (Counterpoint)
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  New music; Minimal music; Flute music; Canons, fugues, etc.; Synthesizer music; Music critics
People:  Niblock, Phill, 1933-; Hellermann, William ; Borden, David, 1938-; Rockwell, John, 1940-; Dick, Robert, 1950-; Tilles, Nurit; Epstein, Paul, 1938-
First Broadcast Date:  9/20/1981
 
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