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New Music America:
1987: Concert No. 10 - Polka From the Fringe

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 72 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: Joseph Franklin

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The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza’s, all performed by a bevy of talented musicians and composers.

The Festival’s tenth concert was devoted entirely to polkas; all performed by the lively composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek. Klucevsek, also a memeber of Relâche at the time, performs his entire, now cult album, Polka From the Fringe. Polka From the Fringe was a series of commissions started in 1986 where Klucevsek “invited the most improbable composers to put all inhibitions aside and have a go at the polka form.”

Polka From the Fringe was originally released on cassette and then on CD but was out of print for nearly twenty years before Starkland Records reissued it as a special edition double CD in 2012.

Notes from the concert program:

“This evening of polkas, pseudo-polkas, and decimated polkas is a tribute to the most notable dance form ever concocted.”

POLKA FROM THE FRINGE

The complete version of Polka From The Fringe is two 45 minute sets of nuclear polkas, featuring over 30 three minute commissions from the following composers:

Thomas Albert, Mary Ellen Childs, Anthony Coleman, Nicolas Collins, Tom Cora, Alvin Curran, Paul Dresher, William Duckworth, Carl Finch, Fred Frith, David Garland, Peter Garland, Daniel Goode, Rolf Groesbeck, William Hellermann, Robin Holcolm, Wayne Horvitz, Jerry Hunt, Scott Johnson, Joseph Kasinskas, Aaron Kernis, Guy Klucevsek, Mary Jean Leach, David Mahler, Christian Marclay, Robert Moran, William Olbrecht, Zeena Parkins, Bobby Previte, Elliott Sharp, Lois V Vierk, David Weinstein.

This concert was held at Revival, on October 7, 1987, and generously provided to Other Minds by Joseph Franklin who directed the 1987 New Music America festival, and Werner Strobel who digitized the original tape recordings.

Part 1 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Ping Pong Polka (1987) (3:02) / Christian Marclay
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Accordion and electronic music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Marclay, Christian; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 2 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Imperial Buzzard (1987) (2:15) / Tom Cora
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Cora, Tom; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 3 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Polking Around (1986) (2:40) / William Duckworth
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Duckworth, William; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 4 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Polka I (1986) (2:53) / Rolf Groesbeck
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Groesbeck, Rolf; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 5 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Diet Polka (1987) (3:55) / Daniel Goode
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Goode, Daniel; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 6 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Disinformation Polka (1987) (3:50) / Fred Frith
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion and voice
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Frith, Fred; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 7 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Peek-a-boo Polka (1987) (2:42) / Joseph Kasinskas
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Kasinskas, Joseph, 1946-; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 8 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Pretty Ballerina Polka (1987) (1:30) / Rhys Chatham
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion and voice
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Chatham, Rhys; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 9 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Nova Scotia Polka (1987) (7:45) / Bobby Previte
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Previte, Bobby; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 10 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Happy Chappie Polka (1982) (1:07) / Elliot Sharp
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Sharp, Elliot; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 11 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Guy Won’t You Play Your Accordion (1987) (3:39) / William Obrecht
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion and voice
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Olbrecht, William; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 12 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Medjunarodni Nacin Polka (1987) (3:40) / Anthony Coleman
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Coleman, Anthiny; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 13 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Midnight Polka and the The Club Nada Rag (1987) (2:12) / Peter Garland
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Garland, Peter; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 14 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Polka Dots and Laser Beams (1987) (03:20 ) / Guy De Bievre
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  De Bièvre, Guy, 1961-; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 15 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Solidarity Polka (1987) (02:50) / John King
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  King, John; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 16 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Guy De Polka (1987) (03:02) / Mary Jane Leach
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Leach, Mary Jane; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 17 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Grass It Is Blue (Ain’t Nothin’ But A Polka) (1986) (02:25) / Guy Klucevsek
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 18 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  (The) Who Stole The Polka (1987) (01:50) / Peter Zummo
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Zummo, Peter; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 19 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  The Twenty Second Street Accordion Band (1987) (03:06 ) / David Mahler
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Mahler, David; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 20 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Prairie Dogs Polka (1987) (02:45) / Carl Finch
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Finch, Carl; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
Part 21 of 21:  
Musical Selections:  Prairie Dogs Polka [excerpt] (1987) (01:45) / Carl Finch
Performers:  Guy Klucevsek, accordion
Genres:  New Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Polkas; Accordion music; Popular music--1981-1990; Popular music--1991-2000
People:  Finch, Carl; Klucevsek, Guy
Recording Date:  10/07/1987
 
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