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Morning Concert:
Charles Amirkhanian's Last Morning Concert as KPFA Music Director

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 122 min
Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA

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The last Morning Concert with Charles Amirkhanian at the helm kicks off with an interview with David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet. This interview was recorded just prior to a concert by the Quartet at the Theater Artaud that was to feature new compositions by Mr. Bungle and Thomas Mapfumo written for the Kronos Quartet. The various roles individual players have within the Quartet is described. The second half of the program is dedicated to taking phone calls from listeners reminiscing with Charles about his time at the station.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [excerpt from the CD "Facing North"] (1990) / Meredith Monk -- Carousel (1991) / Mr. Bungle -- [unidentified piece] / Thomas Mapfumo -- Slowly Growing Deaf (1991) / Mr. Bungle -- Viola Concerto [1st movement] (1985) / Alfred Schnittke -- Aglepta (1969) / Arne Mellnäs
Performers:  Meredith Monk, voice, pitch pipe (Facing North)
Robert Ean, voice, pitch pipe (Facing North)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Avant-Garde
Subject:  Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998; Harrington, David ; Dutt, Hank ; Jeanrenaud, Joan; Sherba, John; Mr. Bungle (Musical group); 20th century classical; Avant-garde (Music) ; Vocalises; Rock music; World music; Concertos (Viola); Choruses, Secular (Children’s voices)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Monk, Meredith; Ean, Robert; Harrington, David (Violinist); Mapfumo, Thomas; Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998; Mellnäs, Arne
Recording Date:  11/13/1992
First Broadcast Date:  11/13/1992
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Little Beige Sambo (1985) / Frank Zappa -- Decentre (1992) / Brian Eno
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  Amirkhanian, Charles; KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.); 20th century classical; Rock music; Radio audiences
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Zappa, Frank; Eno, Brian, 1948-
Recording Date:  11/13/1992
First Broadcast Date:  11/13/1992
 
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