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Ode To Gravity:
Oceans in Motion

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 86 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian introduces recordings of unusual 20th Century music released by the Ocean Records label. The brainchild of composer Allen Strange and friend David Porter, Ocean distributed cassettes of sound poetry, electronic music, Indonesian music, and other salty material, once a month to subscribers. In this program, Amirkhanian highlights Ocean’s Composers’ Cassettes recordings of music by Lou Harrison and Richard Dee (”Suite for Violin with American Gamelan”) and sound poetry by Larry Wendt. (from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified excerpt of a piece of electronic music] / Ragnar Grippe -- Suite for Violin with American Gamelan (1974) (26:30) / Lou Harrison & Richard Dee -- Annabelle's Song (4:50) / Larry Wendt -- Lost Among Dead Giants (2:31) / Larry Wendt -- Pandora (3:45) / Larry Wendt -- Berlin Adonis (4:38) / Larry Wendt -- A Spartan from the Start (4:26) / Larry Wendt
Performers:  Lauren Jakey, violin (Suite)
Gamelan Players (Suite)
Joseph Santoro, gamelan
Galen Lemmon, gamelan
John Whaley, gamelan
Anthony J. Cirone, conductor (Suite)
Genres:  New Music; Sound Poetry
Subject:  Ocean Records; New music; Suites (Violin with gamelan); Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Electronic music; Animal sounds; Record companies
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Strange, Allen; Grippe, Ragnar, 1951-; Dee, Richard; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Wendt, Larry ; Jakey, Lauren; Cirone, Anthony J.; Santoro, Joe; Lemmon, Galen; Whaley, John; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Recording Date:  5/19/1976
First Broadcast Date:  5/19/1976
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Log Pi Sutra (5:27) / Larry Wendt -- Gending uyon-uyon: Javanese court gamelan music [excerpt] / K. R. T. Wasitdipuro
Genre:  Sound Poetry
Subject:  Ocean Records; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Record companies; Gamelan music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Strange, Allen; Wendt, Larry ; Wasitdipuro, K. R. T.
Recording Date:  5/19/1976
First Broadcast Date:  5/19/1976
 
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