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New Music America:
1982: Program No. 3

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 179 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: WFMT

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Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the third of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. Included in this concert are works by Don Malone, Kyle Gann, Ben Johnston, Jay Clayton, and Michael Byron. Intermission features include a roundup of events from earlier in the day, including a noontime concert of Percy Grainger’s music with pianists Dennis Russell Davies, Yvar Mikhashoff, and Neely Bruce, At the end of the program are segments on microtonal composer Harry Partch, pianist and conductor Dennis Russell Davies, and a brief excerpt from an interview with the “bad boy of music”, George Antheil. (from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Soggetto Cavato, for three solo voices [excerpt] (8:51) / Don Malone -- Long Night, for three pianos (1980-81) (19:23) / Kyle Gann -- String Quartet No. 3 “Vergings” (1966-73) (11:06) / Ben Johnston
Performers:  Darlene Cowles, vocals (Soggetto)
Sheldon Atovsky, voice (Soggetto)
Don Malone, voice (Soggetto)
Kyle Gann, piano (Long)
Salvatore Spina, piano (Long)
Katie Hildebrandt (sp?), piano (Long)
Cordier String Quartet: (Quartet)
Shem Guibbory, violin (Quartet)
Richard Rood, violin (Quartet)
Linda Alasco (sp?), viola (Quartet)
Jeanne LeBlanc, cello (Quartet)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  New music; 20th century classical; Vocalises (Voices (3)), Unaccompanied; Piano ensembles; String quartets; Just intonation; Microtonal music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Malone, Don; Cowles, Darlene; Atovsky, Sheldon; Gann, Kyle; Spina, Salvatore; Hildebrandt, Katie; Johnston, Ben; Guibbory, Shem; Rood, Richard (Violinist); LeBlanc, Jeanne
Recording Date:  7/8/1982
First Broadcast Date:  7/8/1982
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  String Quartet No. 4 “The Ascent” (Amazing Grace) (1973) (11:20) / Ben Johnston -- Country Gardens (1908-18) / Percy Grainger -- Early One Morning (1901, rev. 1940) (3:11) / Percy Grainger -- Free Music No. 2 (1935-37) / Percy Grainger -- Random Round (Join-In-When-You-Like Round) [excerpt] (1912"14) (1:19) / Percy Grainger -- [unidentified solo work] / Jay Clayton -- Asphalt Nightmare (1970) (6:00) / Kirk Nurock -- Haiku (6:47) / Jane Ira Bloom -- Random Mondays (11:15) / Jay Clayton
Performers:  Cordier String Quartet: (Quartet)
Shem Guibbory, violin (Quartet)
Richard Rood, violin (Quartet)
Linda Alasco (sp?), viola (Quartet)
Jeanne LeBlanc, cello (Quartet)
Percy Grainger, piano ; reed organ (Country ; Early)
Ella Grainger, solovox (Early)
Elsie Bristow, solovox (Early)
Jay Clayton, vocals (Solo ; Asphalt ; Haiku ; Random)
Jane Ira Bloom, saxophone (Asphalt ; Haiku ; Random)
Brian Smith, bass (Asphalt ; Haiku ; Random)
Kirk Nurock, piano (Asphalt ; Haiku ; Random))
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961; New music; 20th century classical; String quartets; Just intonation; Microtonal music; Folk music, English; Piano music; Unconventional instruments; Solovoxes; Free music machine; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music; Piano ensembles; Scat singing; Vocalises, Unaccompanied; Vocalises with jazz ensemble
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Johnston, Ben; Guibbory, Shem; Rood, Richard (Violinist); LeBlanc, Jeanne ; Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961; Grainger, Ella, 1889-1979; Bristow, Elsie; Tesser, Neil; Clayton, Jay; Bloom, Jane Ira; Smith, Brian (Bassist); Nurock, Kirk
Recording Date:  7/8/1982
First Broadcast Date:  7/8/1982
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Sal-Mar Construction [a sound installation] / Salvatore Martirano -- Ensembles (14:37) / Michael Byron -- Study in an Ancient Phrygian Scale [excerpt] / Harry Partch -- [example of the harmonic canon] -- Ring Around the Moon, a Dance Fantasm for Here and Now [excerpt] (1952"3) / Harry Partch -- Ballet Mécanique [excerpt] (1923-25) (1:15) / George Antheil
Performers:  Neely Bruce, piano (Ensembles)
Anthony De Mare, piano (Ensembles)
Peter Gordon, MOOG synthesizer (Ensembles)
Steven Wilson, bass (Ensembles)
Cordier String Quartet: (Ensembles)
Shem Guibbory, violin (Ensembles)
Richard Rood, violin (Ensembles)
Linda Alasco (sp?), viola (Ensembles)
Jeanne LeBlanc, cello (Ensembles)
Kyle Gann, conductor (Ensembles)
Ben Johnston, bass marimba (Study)
Harry Partch, harmonic canon (Study)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Partch, Harry, 1901-1974; New music; 20th century classical; Electronic music; Octets (Pianos (2), electronic keyboard, violins (2), viola, cello, double bass); Microtonal music; Unconventional instruments
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Martirano, Salvatore; Guibbory, Shem; Rood, Richard (Violinist); LeBlanc, Jeanne ; Bruce, Neely; De Mare, Anthony; Gordon, Peter, 1951-; Gann, Kyle; Partch, Harry, 1901-1974; Johnston, Ben; Davies, Dennis Russell; Antheil, George, 1900-1959
Recording Date:  7/8/1982
First Broadcast Date:  7/8/1982
 
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