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MOCA/FM:
Conceptual Arts Piece

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 89 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian talks to Tom Marioni, director of the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. At the time of this recording Marioni had recently completed the recording of his piece "Drum Brushing" (1978) at ZBS Media in New York. This was given its West Coast premiere over KPFA. The piece, features Marioni doing seven drawings, overlaid on seven recording tracks in the studio mix. Also in this program, Marioni introduces one minute long audio works by visual artists originally broadcast as "MOCA/FM: Sound Art from the Museum of Conceptual Art".

Musical Selections:  [recitation of the names of various art movements] -- [mix of foreign voices] / Warner Jepson -- [sound poetry piece with 1920ish pop song] / Anthony Gnazzo -- [advertising copy for “chicken starter special”] / Paul Marioni -- [plea to turn off radio and concentrate] / Jim Melchert -- [jazz music] / Allan Fish -- [report on various diseases] / Joel Glassman -- [rant about why he won’t do a piece] / Patrick Gleeson -- [emergency broadcast system test] / Paul Kos -- [thoughts about love and hate] / William Wiley -- [poem with word kill] / Howard Fried -- [dogs and people howling] / Peter Strinberg -- [babies and young children making sounds] / Peter Veres -- [a joke with people laughing] / Terry Fox -- [recording of the time from the telephone with poetry] / John Woodall -- [applause] / Charles Amirkhanian -- [sounds of rubbing?] / Mike & Allison Cohn -- [counting] / Jerry Bowen -- [sound of waves] / Wally Hedrick -- [sound of breathing] / Bill Mott Smith -- [Jew’s harp loop] / Stephen Laub -- [sneezing] / Carol Law -- [announcement for an upcoming sound art exhibition] / Mel Henderson -- [group discussion about an art piece] / Robert Ashley -- [piano music] / Charles Shere -- [distorted recording of person talking] / Richard Friedman -- Drum Brushing (1978) / Tom Marioni -- Dualogue / Tom Marioni & Terry Fox -- The Labyrinth scored for the Purrs of 11 Different Cats [excerpt] / Terry Fox
Genres:  Modern Art; Sound Poetry
Subject:  Marioni, Tom, 1937-; Museum of Conceptual Art (San Francisco,CA); Conceptual art; Art, Modern; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Marioni, Tom, 1937-; Jepson, Warner ; Gnazzo, Anthony, 1936-; Marioni, Paul ; Melchert, Jim, 1930-; Fish, Allan; Glassman, Joel ; Gleeson, Patrick ; Kos, Paul, 1942-; Wiley, William T., 1937-; Fried, Howard, 1946-; Strinberg, Peter ; Veres, Peter, 1938-; Fox, Terry, 1943-; Woodall, John ; Amirkhanian, Charles ; Cohn, Mike ; Cohn, Allison ; Bowen, Jerry ; Hedrick, Wally, 1928-; Smith, Bill Mott ; Laub, Stephen ; Law, Carol ; Henderson, Mel ; Ashley, Robert, 1930-; Shere, Charles, 1935-; Friedman, Richard
Recording Date:  8/21/1978
First Broadcast Date:  8/21/1978
 
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