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21. - Cabrillo Music Festival Lecture by John Cage, Aug. 1977 [5.902% Popularity: 0.00000]
Cabrillo Music Festival: Lecture by John Cage, Aug. 1977 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 112 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: KPFA The lecture begins with reading of “Mureau”, which is based on a text by Henry David Thoreau. The program concludes with a lengthy question and answer session that followed Cage’s appearance at the Cabrillo Music Festival in August 1977. It is often in addressing the public’s questions that Cage’s brilliance is most memorable, and this example is no exception. Of particular interest is his description of how he uses chance operations in his creative processes. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Mureau / John Cage Genre: Literature Subject: Cage, John ; Tudor, David, 1926-1996 ; Literature, Experimental ; Aleatory music ; Chance operations ; Cut-ups (Literary form) People: Cage, John ; Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 Part 2 of 2: Genres: New Music ; Avant-Garde Subject: Cage, John ; Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928- ; Avant-garde (Art) ; Avant-garde ...
22. - Ode To Gravity American Music on 78s [5.901% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: American Music on 78s Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 55 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA In the first show of what was destined to become the longest running American radio program devoted to new and avant-garde music, host Charles Amirkhanian, introduces three out-of-print works by American composers. There is an early sonata by Leonard Bernstein, a Concerto for harp and wind ensemble by Carlos Salzedo, and finally a string quartet by Walter Piston. All the recordings date to the 1930s and 40s, and were originally released on 78s. Musical Selections: Sonata for Clarinet & Piano (1942) / Leonard Bernstein -- Concerto for Harp and Seven Winds (1926) / Carlos Salzedo -- String Quartet No. 1 (1933) / Walter Piston Performers: David Oppenheim, clarinet (Sonata) Leonard Bernstein, piano (Sonata) Lucile Lawrence, harp (Concerto) Barrere Ensemble of Wind Instruments (Concerto) Dorian String Quartet (Quartet) Genre: 20th Century Classical Subject: 20th century classical ; Sonata...
23. - Ode To Gravity The Music of Larry Parque [5.901% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: The Music of Larry Parque Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 56 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA A program dedicated to the music of San Francisco Bay Area composer Larry Parque, who has experimented extensively with graphic notation and mathematical forms in music. Parque, an architect and a member of the faculty of the San Francisco State University’s Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Department was, at the time of this recording, engaged in composing a work for 21 musicians and 21 film projectors. In this program you will hear “Set II” and “Duet from Ellie”, both performed by Mimi Dye on viola and Douglas Blumenstock on cello, as well as a provocative discussion with the composer and performers. The cellist attacks the composer over how much the music depends on the sensitivity and improvisational skills of the performers, as opposed to the vision of the composer. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Set II (1968-69) (17:42) / Larry Parque -- Duet from Ellie ...
24. - Worldwide Music An Interview with Joan La Barbara [5.901% Popularity: 0.00000]
Worldwide Music: An Interview with Joan La Barbara Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 63 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA This program, recorded in 1976, begins with Charles Amirkhanian playing the first three musical selections simultaneously. After this stimulating experiment with multi-tasking, Charles interviews avant-garde vocalist Joan La Barbara about her work with extended vocal techniques. She describe the various methods she employs and then plays two of her own 1975 compositions, “WARP” and “Vocal Techniques”. Musical Selections: Music in 5ths [excerpt] / Philip Glass & [excerpt from “Music in Sikkim”] & Aran [excerpt] / Christopher Hobbs [all three pieces played simultaneously] -- WARP (1975) / Joan La Barbara -- Vocal Extensions (1975) / Joan La Barbara -- Melody with Voice-Driven Electronics (1975) / David Behrman Performers: Joan La Barbara, voice (WARP ; Vocal Extensions ; Voice-Driven) Bruce Ditmas, percussion (WARP) Genres: Electro-Acoustic / Electronic ; Ava...
25. - Ode To Gravity Interspecies Music [5.900% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Interspecies Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 88 min Event Type: Other Finds Program Origin: KPFA For many years, Jim Nollman has explored the limits of human-animal communication. Along the way he has made some highly provocative tapes. In this program he talks with Charles Amirkhanian and introduces his recordings, including his now famous “Turkey Song”, in which human slide whistlers perform a call-and-response improvisation with the flock of gobblers at the Willy Bird Farm. Also heard is a recording of a colony of kangaroo rats and wild burros, made during a recent visit to Death Valley. The program concludes with Jim and Charles taking calls from the audience and we hear a number of stories of human-animal duets, be it playing a harmonica with a dog or playing the bagpipes with a flock of geese. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Music with Kangaroo Rats and Burros / Jim Nollman -- Music with Turkeys / Jim Nollman -- Turkey Song / Jim Nollman Subject: Nollman, Jim ; An...
26. - Cabrillo Music Festival 1979 Composers' Round Table [5.899% Popularity: 0.00000]
Cabrillo Music Festival: 1979 Composers' Round Table Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 89 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: KPFA From the 1979 Cabrillo Music Festival held in Aptos CA., Charles Amirkhanian moderates a discussion with composers, Virgil Thomson, Lou Harrison, Eric Stokes, Laurie Spiegel, Garrett List & Laurie Anderson. This fascinating conversation with such a variety of composers representing several generations and multiple musical styles touches on such topics as the role of electronics and amplification in the role of contemporary music; why do modern composers write music that the audience does not want to hear; inter-media performance art; how composing has changed in recent decades; simplicity vs. complexity in music; and how composers make enough money to compose. As this discussion clearly shows, the Cabrillo Music Festival has a deserved reputation for attracting some of the biggest names in contemporary classical and avant-garde music, providing a r...
27. - Ode To Gravity 1973 Gaudeamus Music Week [5.897% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: 1973 Gaudeamus Music Week Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 94 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian plays selections from the 1973 Gaudeamus Music Week, an international music festival and competition, sponsored by the Gaudeamus Foundation in the Netherlands. Featured here are works by Frank Becker, an American composer living in Japan, German composer Wilfried Michel, Croatian composer Marko Ruždjak, and the first prize winner of the 1973 competition, African-American composer Maurice Weddington. The works highlight the best of avant-garde classical music, mixing spatial and aleatoric elements with more traditional and consonant themes. Also included are interviews with two of the composers, Becker and Weddington, who provide their insights into the inner workings of the Festival and the state of contemporary classical music in the early 1970s. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Philiapaideia (1973) (18:00) / Frank Becker -- Zwischen Gesang (ca...
28. - Speaking of Music David Moss, 1986 [5.897% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: David Moss, 1986 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 118 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews percussiionist, vocalist, aavant-garde composer and radio producer, David Moss. Moss combines slashing textured percussion rhythms with an unbelievable voice that veers wildly around language and meaning. In this program Moss discusses percussion and voice as the vanguard of change in contemporary music; his work with children; producing nationally syndicated radio programs on new music; his choice to live in Marlboro, Vermont; and the role of the composer/performer/improviser in the late 20th Century. In addition Moss performed several of his pieces before a live audience, all as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. This program was recorded on October 9, 1986 by Brenda Hutchinson, edited by Robin Landseadel and produced for radio by Russ Jennings. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections...
29. - Ode To Gravity The Music of Peter Michael Hamel [5.896% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: The Music of Peter Michael Hamel Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 85 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Peter Michael Hamel is a young German composer working outside the realm of traditional Central European avant-garde music. His “Dharana”, for solo group, orchestra and tape, was played at the 1973 Donaueschingen Music Festival, under the direction of Ernest Bour, and a recording of it is heard here. Also included in this 1973 program are some selections from Hamel’s solo album of electronic meditation music, as well as a personal visit with the composer, recorded in Donaueschingen. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Storm Over Asia & Calm [excerpt] -- [unidentified piece for oboe] -- Dharana (1972) Performers: Between: (Dharana) Robert Eliscu, oboe, oboe da̕more (Dharana) Roberto Détrée, guitar, bass guitar (Dharana) Peter Michael Hamel, voice, keyboards (Dharana) Cotch Black, drums (Dharana) Charles Campbell, drums (Dharana) Symphony Orchestra of the Southwes...
30. - Pierre Boulez on Music, 1958 [5.895% Popularity: 0.00000]
Pierre Boulez on Music, 1958 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 49 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: Alan Rich In an program recorded in March of 1958, the French composer Pierre Boulez is interviewed by Robert Erickson and a panel of distinguished and learned musicologists and composers. Sounding at times like a doctoral dissertation defense, the young Frenchman attempts to clarify the role, or lack there of, of development and structure in the avant-garde music being produced by a new wave of European composers such as himself, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others. Boulez’s comments about music without repetition, climax, or symmetry seem to confound Andrew Imbrie, Robert Erickson, Arnold Elston, and Jack Holloway most of whom represent the traditional, academic ideal of music as a development of themes and motifs. Boulez, whose English while understandable is not fully fluent, uses such analogies as the stream-of-conciseness writing style of James Joyce to highlight his concept of music as a ...
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