radiOM.org
A PART OF OTHERMINDS.ORG | CHARLES AMIRKHANIAN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | JIM NEWMAN, FOUNDER
SPACER
top
Home
About radiOM.org
Archive
Acknowledgments
Contribute
Contact
bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imaginary Landscape:
Lou Harrison: 40 Years of Music - A 60th Birthday Tribute

Listen
Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 115 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFK

Additional Media Files (click to view)

On May 14, 1977 Lou Harrison celebrated his 60th birthday. Composers, musicians, music lovers, and friends paid tribute at St. John’s Church in Berkeley CA. The concert was produced by Paul Dresher, Peter Garland and Rae Imamura. The performers included the Repercussion Unit from the California Institute of the Arts, The East Bay New Music Ensemble directed by Robert Hughes, and the Berkeley Gamelan. Carl Stone and Leni Isaacs from KPFK play selections of Lou Harrison’s work. The pieces heard are “Song of Quetzalcoatl”, “Double Music”, “Suite for Cello and Harp”, “Happy Birthday”, “Canticle No. 1”, “Fugue”, “In Praise of Johnny Appleseed”, “Cinna”, and “Schoenbergiana”.

Musical Selections:  Song of Quetzalcoatl (1941) / Lou Harrison -- Double Music (1941) / Lou Harrison & John Cage -- Suite for Cello & Harp (1949) / Lou Harrison -- Happy Birthday / Mildred J. Hill -- Canticle No. 1 (1940) / Lou Harrison -- Fugue (1942) / Lou Harrison -- Many Happy Returns [a poem for Lou Harrison] / John Cage -- In Praise of Johnny Appleseed (1942, rev. 1976) / Lou Harrison -- Incidental music for Corneille’s "Cinna" (1955-57) / Lou Harrison -- Schoenbergiana (1944, arr. 1962) / Lou Harrison [arranged by Robert Hughes]
Performers:  Repercussion Unit (Quetzalcoat l; Double Music ; Happy Birthday ; Canticle ; Fugue )
Sarah Kell, cello (Suite)
Beverly Bellows, harp (Suite)
East Bay New Music Ensemble (In Praise ; Schoenbergiana)
Rae Imamura, re-tuned tack piano (Cinna)
Robert Hughes, conductor (Schoenbergiana)
Janet Woodhams, flute (Schoenbergiana)
Patrice Hambleton, flute (Schoenbergiana)
Robin May, oboe (Schoenbergiana)
Larry London, clarinet (Schoenbergiana)
Greg Barber, bassoon (Schoenbergiana)
George Mealy, French horn (Schoenbergiana)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; New music; 20th century classical; Percussion ensembles; Suites (Cello and harp); Ballets; Incidental music; Prepared piano music; Wind sextets (flutes (2), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn); Poetry
People:  Stone, Carl, 1953-; Isaacs, Leni; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Cage, John; Kell, Sarah; Bellows, Beverly; Hill, Mildred J., 1859-1916; Partch, Harry, 1901-1974; Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989; Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684; Imamura, Rae ; Hughes, Robert, 1933-; Woodhams, Janet ; Hambleton, Patrice; May, Robin (Musician); London, Larry (Musician); Barber, Gregory; Mealy, George
Recording Date:  5/14/1977
First Broadcast Date:  8/15/1977
 
Listen

 

spacer
Archives - Registration Required - Register here
Music
Interview
Interview and Music
Lectures and Panel Discussions
Documentary
Spoken Word
Inter-Media and Visual Arts
Other Finds


register

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
register