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Contemporary Music:
Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Rudolf Komorous & Petr Kotik

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 28 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

One of a series of programs originating from the International Service of Belgium Radio and Television in which the works of contemporary composers are highlighted. Heard first is “Olympia” by Rudolf Komorous, a work scored for a variety of instruments and sound making devices including flexatone, melodica, mouth-harmonica, nightingale whistles, bells, and ratchet. Komorous was born in Prague but has made his home in Canada, where he has taught at the University of Victoria. The second work “There is Singularly Nothing” by Petr Kotik, is a fragment of a much larger work, and features a text by Gertrude Stein. Kotik was also born in Prague, but moved to the U. S. where he founded the Society of Electronic Music of Buffalo. Taken together these two compositions offer a unique window into European avant-garde music during the late 1960s and early 1970s, an unusually productive period for experimental composers.

Musical Selections:  Olympia (1964) (5:08) / Rudolf Komorous -- There is Singularly Nothing [text by Gertrude Stein] (1971-73) (18:51) / Petr Kotik
Performers:  Society of Electronic Music of Buffalo
Petr Kotík, director (There)
Genres:  Avant-Garde; New Music
Subject:  Avant-garde (Music) ; New music; Aleatory music; Flute and percussion music; Vocal music
People:  Komorous, Rudolf; Kotík, Petr; Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946
First Broadcast Date:  8/6/1973
 
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