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Morning Concert:
An Interview with Janice Giteck, Dec. 18, 1981

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 92 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a program recorded on December 18, 1981, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Janice Giteck about her career and a then, upcoming concert with the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Giteck began her career as a Bay Area composer and teacher at the University of California at Berkeley, and later became a member of the faculty at the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle, WA., In December 1981 she was back in the Bay Area for the world premiere of her orchestral work “Tree”, which was to be played by members of the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Edo de Waart as part of the Symphony’s New and Unusual Music series. In addition, Giteck discusses how she has found inspiration for much of her work in the spiritual traditions of Native Americana, Judaism, and other forms of ritual.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Breathing Songs from a Turning Sky [part 1] (1980) (28:00) / Janice Giteck
Performers:  San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble (Breathing)
Joan Gallegos, conductor (Breathing)
Genres:  New Music; Chamber Music
Subject:  Giteck, Janice, 1946-; New music; Chamber music; Native American culture; Kabbalah; Cabala; Ritual; Septets (Piano, bassoon, clarinet, flute, percussion, cello)
People:  Giteck, Janice, 1946-; Gallegos, Joan
Recording Date:  12/18/1981
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Breathing Songs from a Turning Sky [part 2] (1980) (9:40) / Janice Giteck -- Callin' Home Coyote: A Burlesque (text by Lewis MacAdams) (1978) (9:00) / Janice Giteck -- Thunder like a White Bear Dancing: A Performance Ritual (1977) (13:22) / Janice Giteck -- The Way of How [excerpt] (1981) (3:16) / Paul Dresher
Performers:  San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble (Breathing)
Joan Gallegos, conductor (Breathing)
John Duykers, tenor (Callin')
Andy Narrell, steel drums (Callin')
Karla Lemon, string-bass (Callin')
Port Costa Players: (Thunder)
Thomasa Eckert, soprano (Thunder)
Roger Nelson, piano (Thunder)
Jane Lenoir, flute (Thunder)
Paul Dresher, guitar, keyboards (The Way)
Genres:  New Music; Chamber Music
Subject:  Giteck, Janice, 1946-; New music; Chamber music; Native American culture; Ritual; Ojibwa Tribe; Chippewa Tribe; Septets (Piano, bassoon, clarinet, flute, percussion, cello); Vocal music; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
People:  Giteck, Janice, 1946-; Gallegos, Joan ; MacAdams, Lewis, 1944-; Duykers, John; Narrell, Andy; Lemon, J. Karla; Eckert, Thomasa; Nelson, Roger (Pianist); Lenoir, Jane (Flutist) ; Dresher, Paul
Recording Date:  12/18/1981
First Broadcast Date:  12/18/1981
 
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