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11. radiOM.org - Open Evening Beethoven's 200th Birthday: The Avant-Garde Celebrates Beethoven? [6.559% Popularity: 0.00000]
Open Evening: Beethoven's 200th Birthday: The Avant-Garde Celebrates Beethoven? Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 184 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA A somewhat irreverent, bicentennial birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven with Charles Amirkhanian, pianist Julian White, and guests. After a rousing start with Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” the “Overture to ‘Fidelio’” is heard, followed by a reading by George Cleve on the subject of Beethoven’s life and death. Amirkhanian then plays a number of the Maestro’s lighter works, including his “Trio in G Major” for three flutes, and the “Five Variations on ‘Rule Britannia.” Charles is then joined by White who reads from a number of biographical sketches written by Beethoven’s contemporaries as well as some entries from the composer’s diary. This is followed by a discussion of Beethoven’s declining health with two purported medical experts, Drs. Gestalt and Schmutzig. Their credentials and command of medical terminology ...
12. radiOM.org - Music Review Music and Anarchy: A Defense [5.947% Popularity: 0.00000]
Music Review: Music and Anarchy: A Defense Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 12 min Event Type: Other Finds Program Origin: KPFA This was meant as a response to a number of complaints received by the KPFA Music Department about broadcasts of admittedly avant-garde music and spoken word performances, that were described by some as “aesthetic anarchy.” Department Director Charles Amirkhanian makes an unequivocal denial of such claims, and then proceeds to read from an article defining and defending anarchy in politics and life in general. Genre: Current Events Subject: Anarchism People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Crowely, Louise Recording Date: 2/19/1970 First Broadcast Date: 2/19/1970 Listen...
13. radiOM.org - New Music America 1981: Charles Amirkhanian Interviews Music Critics John Rockwell & Charles Shere [5.936% Popularity: 0.00000]
New Music America: 1981: Charles Amirkhanian Interviews Music Critics John Rockwell & Charles Shere Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 21 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Charles Amirkhanian engages former KPFA music programers and current music critics, John Rockwell and Charles Shere, in a fascinating discussion about the state of New Music and the New Music America Festivals. The difference between academic avant-garde music concerts and the more adventurous programing of multi-media works, new wave rock bands, and sound installations featured at the New Music America Festivals, is fully explored. The appropriate size of such events and the correct role of the music critic in promoting or reviewing such concerts is also touched upon in this, at time contentious, but always cordial, discussion. Genres: New Music ; Avant-Garde Subject: New Music America (Festival) ; New music ; Avant-garde (Music) ; Music festivals ; Music critics People: Amirkhan...
14. radiOM.org - Report on Music: Eric Salzman discusses Varèse [5.917% Popularity: 0.00000]
Report on Music: Eric Salzman discusses Varèse Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 76 min Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: WBAI Additional Media Files (click to view) From a recording made in 1962, composer and music critic Eric Salzman provides an overview of several seminal works by Edgard Varèse as well as discussing the impact Varèse has had on contemporary music. Musical Selections: Arcana (1925-27) / Edgard Varèse -- Offrandes (1921) / Edgard Varèse -- Déserts (1950-54) / Edgard Varèse Performers: Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Arcana, Offrandes) Robert Craft, conductor (Arcana, Offrandes, Déserts ) Donna Precht, soprano (Offrandes) Genres: New Music ; Avant-Garde Subject: Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965 ; New music ; Avant-garde (Music) ; Orchestral music ; Instrumental ensembles ; Electro-acoustic ; Electronic music ; Musique concrète ; Music, concrete People: Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965 ; Salzman, Eric ; Craft, Robert ; Precht, Donna Recording Date: 11/1/1962 First Broadcast Date: 10/9/1971 List...
15. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Dieter Schnebel [5.916% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Dieter Schnebel Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 104 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA In a show from the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series recorded on March 22, 1984, Charles Amirkhanian interviews German composer Dieter Schnebel. The program begins with Schnebel performing "Mouth Work", a sound poetry piece, the theory behind which he later discusses in relation to the organs of articulation in the human body. Later an unidentified orchestral piece, as well as "Schubert-Phantasie" is played for the audience, and the program concludes with another sound poetry piece performed by Schnebel. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: [unidentified live performance] Genres: Sound Poetry ; Avant-Garde Subject: Schnebel, Dieter ; Sound poetry ; Text-sound compositions ; Avant-garde (Music) ; Vocalises ; Performance art ; Orchestral music People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Schnebel, Dieter Recording Date: 3/22/1984 Part 2 of 2: Musical Selections: [unident...
16. radiOM.org - La Monte Young’s Eternal Music [5.912% Popularity: 0.00000]
La Monte Young’s Eternal Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 87 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA This program features a number of pieces of minimal or drone music by La Monte Young. Some of these works with such cryptic titles as “23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11AM, the volga delta” may be played at various speeds, as demonstrated in this program. Described as some of the most difficult music played on KPFA, Young’s music effectively combines the spirituality of the East with Western intellectual and technical interests. These performances are by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. (from KPFA Folio) Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: 23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11 AM, the volga delta [33 1/3 rpm] -- 31 VII 69 10:26-10:49 PM Performers: La Monte Young, bowed gong, vocals Marian Zazeela, bowed gong, vocals Genres: Avant-Garde ; Electro-Acoustic / Electronic Subject: Young, La Monte ; Avant-garde (Music) ; New music ; Ambient music ; Drone music ; Minimal music ; Aleatory music ; Vocal duets with electroni...
17. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Robert Hughes & Margaret Fisher [5.911% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Robert Hughes & Margaret Fisher Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 125 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Recorded on October 1, 1987 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Robert Hughes and Margaret Fisher before a live audience. Composer Robert Hughes and choreographer Margaret Fisher discuss their collaborations and show a video of their latest piece. One of the featured works was inspired by Dante's “Divine Comedy” and incorporates the sound of bubbling mud and the sound of ice. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Cart Music [excerpt] -- Il Miglior Fabbro [excerpts] -- Dante Through the Lens [excerpts] Genres: Performance Art ; Avant-Garde Subject: Hughes, Robert, 1933- ; Fisher, Margaret, 1948- ; Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 ; Mixed media (Music) ; Avant-garde (Music) ; Electro-acoustic ; Electronic music ; Motion picture music ; Choreography ; Modern dance People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Hughes, Ro...
18. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Mauricio Kagel [5.909% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Mauricio Kagel Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 122 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Recorded on March 17, 1988 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian talks with one of Europe's most original and distinguished composers. Mauricio Kagel was born in Buenos Aires in 1931 and has lived in Germany since 1957. He is also known as a dramatist, filmmaker, radio drama producer, and conductor. In the first half of the program excerpts from "Ludwig Van,” a collage of Beethoven fragments, and "Acustica" a piece performed on instruments created by Kagel are heard. In the second half we hear Kagel's composition “MM51” from his film of the same name, featuring pianist Aloys Kontarsky, as well as his soundtrack for the classic Bunuel/Dali film "Un Chien Andalou", which is scored for orchestra & dogs. Kagel died in 2008. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Ludwig Van [excerpt] (1969-70)...
19. radiOM.org - Contemporary Music Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Rudolf Komorous & Petr Kotik [5.908% Popularity: 0.00000]
Contemporary Music: Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Rudolf Komorous & Petr Kotik Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 28 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA One of a series of programs originating from the International Service of Belgium Radio and Television in which the works of contemporary composers are highlighted. Heard first is “Olympia” by Rudolf Komorous, a work scored for a variety of instruments and sound making devices including flexatone, melodica, mouth-harmonica, nightingale whistles, bells, and ratchet. Komorous was born in Prague but has made his home in Canada, where he has taught at the University of Victoria. The second work “There is Singularly Nothing” by Petr Kotik, is a fragment of a much larger work, and features a text by Gertrude Stein. Kotik was also born in Prague, but moved to the U. S. where he founded the Society of Electronic Music of Buffalo. Taken together these two compositions offer a unique window into European avant-garde music during ...
20. radiOM.org - Contemporary Music Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Frederic Rzewski & Julius Eastman [5.904% Popularity: 0.00000]
Contemporary Music: Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Frederic Rzewski & Julius Eastman Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 30 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA One in a series of programs originating from the International Service of Belgium Radio and Television in which the works of contemporary 20th century composers are highlighted. In this edition two pieces by American composers are performed by the Society of Electronic Music of Buffalo, New York. First is “Le Montons De Panurge” by Frederic Rzewski, a work scored “for any number of musicians playing melody instruments plus any number of non-musicians playing anything.” Rzewski, a talented pianist and composer, was born in Massachusetts in 1938, was a member of the Italian-based avant-garde electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva, and later taught at the New School in New York. The second work “Creation” is by Julius Eastman, who was born in 1940 in Ithaca, New York and taught at the State University of New Y...
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