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Morning Concert:
Alexander Kan: Mr. New Music USSR

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 123 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

When the ROVA Saxophone Quartet toured the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, it was the enterprising and irrepressible Alexander Kan who invited the group and organized the visit against improbable odds. In 1988 Charles Amirkhanian turned the tables and invited Mr. Kan to the KPFA studio for a discussion. At the time, Mr. Kan was the leading Soviet producer of new music, avant-garde jazz, and experimental rock. The founder of the Leningrad Contemporary Music Club, (which throughout the late 1970s until it was banned in the 1980s, served as a solitary bastion of artistic free expression), is joined by Larry Ochs of ROVA, as they wend their way through an artistic motherlode of unofficial recordings made in performance during the 1980s. Musical selections heard range from free jazz performances by Aleksander Rjabov, Vladimir Chekasin, Sergeĭ Kurëkhin, and Anatoly Vapirov, an avant-garde symphony by Armenian composer Avet Terterian, and experimental rock by bands Alisa and Strange Games. Charles Amirkhanian interviews Kan about the role of radio in the USSR, as well as opening the phone lines for listeners interested in living conditions behind the Iron Curtain.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Dear Mary [an arrangement of an Estonian folk tune] (5:34) / Aleksander Rjabov -- Minaret (3:05) / Boomerang Jazz Ensemble -- [live performance, possibly from the “Exercises” LP] (14:14) / Vladimir Chekasin & Sergeĭ Kurëkhin
Performers:  Aleksander Rjabov, clarinet (Dear)
Tiĭt Paulus, guitar (Dear)
Boomerang Jazz Ensemble: (Minaret)
Jury Parfionov (sp?), trumpet (Minaret)
Vladimir Chekasin, reeds, saxophone, cymbal (live)
Sergey Kuryokhin, piano, drums (live)
Genres:  Jazz; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Avant-garde (Music) ; Jazz
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Kan, Alex; Ochs, Larry; Rjabov, Aleksander, 1928- ; Paulus, Tiĭt ; Parfionov, Jury; Parfionov, Jurij ; Chekasin, Vladimir, 1947- ; Kuryokhin, Sergey ; Kurëkhin, Sergeĭ
Recording Date:  11/11/1988
First Broadcast Date:  11/11/1988
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Symphony No. 4 (1976) (26:42) / Avet Terterian -- The Spirit of Ogdnu [excerpt] (ca. 1985) (7:05) / Anatoly Vapirov -- Juice Squeezer [excerpt] (2:48) / Alisa -- Metamorphoses (2:33) / Strange Games
Performers:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra (Symphony)
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor (Symphony)
Anatoly Vapirov Quintet: (Spirit)
Anatoly Vapirov, saxophone (Spirit)
Sergey Kuryokhin, piano (Spirit)
Ivars Galenieks, bass (Spirit)
Sergey Belichenko, drums (Spirit)
Valentina Ponomareva, vocals (Spirit)
Genres:  Orchestral Music; Avant-Garde
Subject:  20th century classical; Avant-garde (Music) ; Symphonies; Jazz; Free jazz; Rock music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Kan, Alex; Ochs, Larry; Terterian, Avet ; Terteryan, A. (Avet), 1929-1994; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Rozhdestvenskiĭ, Gennadiĭ; Vapirov, Anatoly ; Kuryokhin, Sergey ; Kurëkhin, Sergeĭ; Galenieks, Ivars ; Ponomareva, Valentina; Belichenko, Sergey; Belichenko, Sergeĭ
Recording Date:  11/11/1988
First Broadcast Date:  11/11/1988
 
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