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New Music America:
1982: Program No. 5

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 178 min
Event Type: Interview and Music  

Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the fifth 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. This concert features the “Clarinet Quartet” by Douglas Ewart, the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s “Preludes for Piano” and Phi Winsor’s “Same Tired Old Changes”, and a work for solo shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and tape by Dary John Mizelle. Also included is a performance by Peter Gordon and the Love of Life Orchestra. Intermission features include a profile of composer and pianist Leo Ornstein, a look at the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, an interview with John Cage, and concludes with a profile on Conlon Nancarrow.

Part 1 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Clarinet Quartet (23:08) / Douglas Ewart -- Preludes for Piano: 1-11 (1980-81) (31:50) / Christian Wolff [world premiere]
Performers:  Edward Wilkerson, clarinet (Quartet)
J. D. Parran clarinet (Quartet)
Mwata Bowden, clarinet (Quartet)
Douglas Ewart, clarinet (Quartet)
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano (Preludes)
Anthony De Mare, piano (Prelude No. 10)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  New music; 20th century classical; Quartets (Clarinets (4)); Piano music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Ewart, Douglas; Wilkerson, Edward; Bowden, Mwata; Parran, J. D.; Wolff, Christian, 1934-; Mikhashoff, Yvar; De Mare, Anthony
Recording Date:  7/10/1982
First Broadcast Date:  7/10/1982
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  S.T.O.C. “Same Tired Old Changes” (1982) (6:38) / Phil Winsor [world premiere] -- Imaginary Landscape No. 4 [excerpt] / John Cage -- Polyphonies I, for shakuhachi and tape (1975-78) (20:30) / Dary John Mizelle -- Birth of the Poet [excerpt] / Peter Gordon -- Roses on Bond Street [excerpt] / Peter Gordon
Performers:  Mark Graf (sp?), flute (S.T.O.C.)
Mary Beth Skaggs, clarinet (S.T.O.C.)
Gregory Barrett, clarinet (S.T.O.C.)
Paul Martens, soprano sax (S.T.O.C.)
Roger Burkland (sp?), alto sax (S.T.O.C.)
Chuck Haws, tenor sax (S.T.O.C.)
Mary Ann Mumm, violin (S.T.O.C.)
Susan Dickstein (sp?), viola (S.T.O.C.)
John Schaefer (sp?), cello (S.T.O.C.)
Neely Bruce, organ (S.T.O.C.)
Steve Elkins (sp?), percussion (S.T.O.C.)
Dary John Mizelle, shakuhachi (Polyphonies)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; Cage, John; Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians; New music; 20th century classical; Instrumental ensembles; Aleatory music; Electro-acoustic; Flute and electronic music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; Winsor, Phil, 1938-; Graf, Mark; Skaggs, Mary Beth; Martens, Paul; Burkland, Roger; Haws, Chuck; Barrett, Gregory Michael; Mumm, Mary Ann; Dickstein, Susan; Elkins, Steve (Percussionist); Bruce, Neely; Cage, John; Mizelle, Dary John, 1940-
Recording Date:  7/10/1982
First Broadcast Date:  7/10/1982
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  [various selections] (13:07) / Love Of Life Orchestra with Peter Gordon -- Return of the Native (4:54) / Love Of Life Orchestra with Peter Gordon
Performers:  Love of Life Orchestra
Genre:  New Music
Subject:  New music
People:  La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Gordon, Peter, 1951-
Recording Date:  7/10/1982
First Broadcast Date:  7/10/1982
 
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