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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Concert:
Discussions with Paul Dresher, Gerald Oshita, and J.D. Parren

Listen
Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 119 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a recording made in May of 1991, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Paul Dresher about his theatrical production, “Pioneer”, which "celebrates and exposes American explorers and the myths of the pioneering spirit." Several songs from the production are also heard. The two also discuss the difficulties in portraying offensive attitudes such as racial bigotry and the history of American colonialism. In the second half of the program is Charles and Paul are joined by Gerald Oshita and J.D. Parren. Topics include finding reeds for the sarrusaphone, incorporating computer music into their music, and their influences from Euro-pop to Japanese Butoh dancers.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  The untold story: The edge of sleep / Paul Dresher & Ned Rothenberg -- Big ole white boys / Terry Allen -- Cortez / Paul Dresher -- Columbus / Paul Dresher -- Eulogy / Paul Dresher -- 100 years from now / Paul Dresher & Rinde Eckert -- Yo ho ho / Terry Allen -- Truck load of art / Terry Allen -- Subjump [excerpt] / JD Parran
Performers:  Rinde Eckert, vocals
Phil Aaberg, keyboard
Craig Fry, violin
Gene Reffkin, percussion
Jo Harvey Allen, vocals
John Duykers, vocals
Paul Dresher, bass, keyboard, electronics
J.D. Parran, alto clarinet (Subjump)
Ned Rothenberg, (Subjump)
Robert Dick (Subjump)
Genre:  Music Theater
Subject:  Music theater; Prejudices; Imperialism
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Dresher, Paul; Rothenberg, Ned; Allen, Terry, 1943-; Eckert, Rinde; Aaberg, Philip; Fry, Craig; Reffkin, Gene; Allen, Jo Harvey, 1942-; Duykers, John; Oshita, Gerald; Parran, J. D.; Dick, Robert
First Broadcast Date:  5/2/1991
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Subjump [excerpt] / J.D. Parran -- Marche (5:31) / Mitchell, Oshita, & Buckner -- The Cliff / New Winds -- Age of Unrest / Paul Dresher -- Cornucopia / Paul Dresher
Performers:  J.D. Parran, alto clarinet (Subjump ; Cliff)
Ned Rothenberg (Subjump ; Cliff)
Robert Dick ((Subjump ; Cliff)
Roscoe Mitchell, soprano clarinet (Marche)
Thomas Buckner, vocals (Marche)
Gerald Oshita, contrabass sarrusaphone (Marche)
Paul Dresher Ensemble, (Age)
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, (Cornucopia)
John Adams, conductor (Cornucopia)
Genres:  Jazz; Music Theater
Subject:  Jazz; Music theater; Woodwind trios; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Age of unrest (Choreographic work : Jenkins); Chamber orchestra music; Orchestral music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Dresher, Paul; Rothenberg, Ned; Parran, J. D.; Dick, Robert; Oshita, Gerald; Mitchell, Roscoe, 1940-; Buckner, Tom; Adams, John, 1947-
First Broadcast Date:  5/2/1991
 
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