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Morning Concert:
Music of Janice Giteck (June 19, 1978)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 48 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Recorded in 1978, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Janice Giteck about her European tour with the Port Costa Players in which they performed two of her works of ritual and musical theater, “Thunder like a White Bear Dancing,” and “Callin’ Home Coyote.” Giteck discusses the influence that contributed to her work, and the way in which they were received in different parts of Europe. Giteck also mentions her work with Berkeley’s Cazadero Music Camp, which during the Summer provides lectures, concerts, and workshops for adults and youth interested in world music.

Musical Selections:  Thunder like a White Bear Dancing [ritual based on the Ojibwa Mide Picture Songs] (1977) (14:00) / Janice Giteck - Callin' Home Coyote: a Burlesque [text by Lewis MacAdams] (1978) (9:20) / Janice Giteck
Performers:  Port Costa Players (Thunder)
Thomasa Eckert, soprano (Thunder)
Roger Nelson, piano (Thunder)
Jane Lenoir, flute (Thunder)
John Duykers, tenor (Callin')
Andy Narrell, steel drums (Callin')
Karla Lemon, string-bass (Callin')
Genres:  New Music; Music Theater
Subject:  Cazadero Performing Arts Camp; New music; Native American culture; Ritual; Music theater; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Giteck, Janice, 1946-; Gallegos, Joan ; MacAdams, Lewis, 1944-; Duykers, John; Narrell, Andy; Lemon, J. Karla; Eckert, Thomasa; Nelson, Roger (Pianist); Lenoir, Jane (Flutist)
Recording Date:  05/08/1978
First Broadcast Date:  06/19/1978
 
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