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New Music Seance:
2008: Concert No. 1, Birds in Warped Time

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 85 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds

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Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008. The first concert, entitled “Birds in Warped Time”, featured music by the pioneering American composers Percy Grainger and Steed Cowart; a host of women composers including Grażyna Bacewicz, Meredith Monk, and Lois V. Vierk; two Asian composers, Somei Satoh and Tan Dun; European masters of the avant-garde such as Per Nørgård, Luciano Berio, and Oliver Messiaen; and Dylan Mattingly a promising talent who has yet to reach his 20th birthday. For a complete description of all the pieces heard please check out the Program Guide which can be found at http://www.otherminds.org/shtml/Seance3program2.shtml

Part 1 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Shepherd’s Hey, for piano (1908) (2:22) / Percy Grainger
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music; Folk dance music, English
People:  Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 2 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Irish Tune from County Derry, for piano (1902) (2:53) / Percy Grainger
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music
People:  Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 3 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Stained Glass Window, for piano and violin (1932) (2:43) / Grażyna Bacewicz
Performers:  Kate Stenberg, violin
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Violin and piano music
People:  Bacewicz, Grażyna ; Stenberg, Kate (Violinist) ; Zimmermann, Eva-Maria (Pianist)
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 4 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Melodia, for piano and violin (1946) (2:43) / Grażyna Bacewicz
Performers:  Kate Stenberg, violin
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Violin and piano music
People:  Bacewicz, Grażyna ; Stenberg, Kate (Violinist) ; Zimmermann, Eva-Maria (Pianist)
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 5 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  St. Petersburg Waltz, for piano (1993) (6:36) / Meredith Monk
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Waltzes; Piano music
People:  Monk, Meredith ; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 6 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Birds in Warped Time II, for piano and violin (1980) (10:17) / Somei Satoh
Performers:  Kate Stenberg, violin
Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Violin and piano music
People:  Satoh, Somei, 1947- ; Stenberg, Kate (Violinist) ; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 7 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1: No. 1 Missing Moon ; No. 2 Staccato Beans ; No. 3 Herdboy’s Song ; No. 7 Floating Clouds ; No. 8 Sunrain, for piano (1978-79) (8:38) / Tan Dun
Performers:  Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music
People:  Tan, Dun, 1957- ; Zimmermann, Eva-Maria (Pianist)
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 8 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Animals in Concert: No. 1 Esperanza, A Hermit Crab Tango ; No. 2 Tortoise Tango: Without Jealousy, for piano (1988) (6:37) / Per Nørgård
Performers:  Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Avant-garde (Music) ; Suites (Piano); Piano music
People:  Nørgård, Per, 1932-; Zimmermann, Eva-Maria (Pianist)
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 9 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Night No. 3, for piano (2008) (7:00) / Dylan Mattingly
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music
People:  Mattingly, Dylan; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 10 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Wasserklavier, for piano (1964) (1:42) / Luciano Berio
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music
People:  Berio, Luciano, 1925-2003; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 11 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  To Stare Astonished at the Sea, for amplified piano strings (1994) (5:58) / Lois V. Vierk
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; New music; Piano music
People:  Vierk, Lois V.; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 12 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Blackberry Winter, for piano (2007) (6:58) / Steed Cowart
Performers:  Sarah Cahill, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music
People:  Cowart, Steed ; Cahill, Sarah
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
Part 13 of 13:  
Musical Selections:  Fantaisie, for violin and piano (1933) (7:23) / Olivier Messiaen
Performers:  Kate Stenberg, violin
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Violin and piano music
People:  Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992; Stenberg, Kate (Violinist) ; Zimmermann, Eva-Maria (Pianist)
Recording Date:  12/6/2009
 
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