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Other Minds Festival:
OM 5: Concert 2

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 4 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds

To begin the second concert of OM 5, Margaret Leng Tan performs Stephen Montague’s “Mirabella” on the Schoenhut toy piano.

“Stephen Montague was born and educated in the U. S. but has been living in London as a freelance composer since 1974. Montague wrote for Tan's toy piano sight unseen (sound heard over the phone) with strict admonitions not to exceed its three octave compass.”

- Margaret Leng Tan

Part 1 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Mirabella (A Tarantella) (3:08) / Stephen Montague
Performers:  Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano
Genre:  Unconventional Instruments
Subject:  Unconventional instruments; Toy piano music
People:  Tan, Margaret Leng ; Montague, Stephen
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 2 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Eleanor Rigby (1966) (2:27) / John Lennon & Paul McCartney [arr. by Toby Twining]
Performers:  Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano
Genres:  Unconventional Instruments; Popular Music
Subject:  Unconventional instruments; Toy piano music; Popular music
People:  Tan, Margaret Leng ; Lennon, John, 1940-1980; McCartney, Paul; Twining, Toby
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 3 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Nothing is Real (1990) (10:46) / Alvin Lucier [an arrangement of “Strawberry Fields Forever” by John Lennon & Paul McCartney]
Performers:  Margaret Leng Tan, piano, teapot, miniature sound system
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Popular Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Popular music
People:  Tan, Margaret Leng ; Lucier, Alvin; Lennon, John, 1940-1980; McCartney, Paul
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 4 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Three 2-Part Studies (1942) (3:57) / Conlon Nancarrow [arr. by Margaret Leng Tan]
Performers:  Margaret Leng Tan, 2 toy pianos
Genres:  Unconventional Instruments; New Music
Subject:  Unconventional instruments; Toy piano music; New music
People:  Tan, Margaret Leng ; Nancarrow, Conlon, 1912-1997
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 5 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Rapture (1998) (13:52) / Errollyn Wallen
Performers:  Ellen Ruth Rose, viola
Michael Orland, piano
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Viola and piano music
People:  Wallen, Errollyn ; Rose, Ellen Ruth; Orland, Michael
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 6 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Mirrors (1989) (10:30) / António Pinho Vargas
Performers:  Gloria Cheng-Cochran, piano
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Twelve-tone system; Piano music
People:  Cheng, Gloria; Vargas, António Pinho
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 7 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 1 (8:10) / Julian Priester & Sam Rivers
Performers:  Julian Priester, trombone
Sam Rivers, saxophones
Tucker Martine, electronics
Genres:  Free Improvisation; Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Improvisation (Music); Electro-acoustic; Saxophone and trombone music
People:  Priester, Julian; Rivers, Sam; Martine, Tucker
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 8 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 2 (6:36) / Julian Priester & Sam Rivers
Performers:  Julian Priester, trombone
Sam Rivers, saxophone
Tucker Martine, electronics
Genres:  Free Improvisation; Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Improvisation (Music); Electro-acoustic; Saxophone and trombone music
People:  Priester, Julian; Rivers, Sam; Martine, Tucker
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 9 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 3 (7:08) / Julian Priester & Sam Rivers
Performers:  Julian Priester, trombone
Sam Rivers, flute
Tucker Martine, electronics
Genres:  Free Improvisation; Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Improvisation (Music); Electro-acoustic; Flute and trombone music
People:  Priester, Julian; Rivers, Sam; Martine, Tucker
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 10 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Improvisation 4 (9:58) / Julian Priester & Sam Rivers
Performers:  Julian Priester, trombone
Sam Rivers, piano
Genres:  Free Improvisation; Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Improvisation (Music); Trombone and piano music
People:  Priester, Julian; Rivers, Sam
Recording Date:  3/26/1999
 
Part 11 of 11:  
Musical Selections:  Presque Rien No. 4, “La Remontée du village” (1998) (16:18) / Luc Ferrari [U. S. premiere]
Genre:  Soundscapes
Subject:  Soundscapes (Music); Ambient sounds
People:  Ferrari, Luc
Recording Date:  3/27/1999
 
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