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21. - Speaking of Music Maggi Payne [5.952% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Maggi Payne Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 106 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian Recorded on March 16, 1989 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Maggi Payne about her electronic music which is created by layering sounds and extensive multi track recording. Born in 1945 Payne began her musical career as a flutist but later studied composition and electronic music with Gordon Mumma, Ben Johnson, and Robert Ashley among others. Starting in the 1980s she began creating a series of videos and films, including a number in collaboration with video artist Ed Tannenbaum. Payne is currently on the faculty of Mills College and is co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music. Musical Selections: White Night (1984) (10:00) / Maggi Payne -- Airwaves: realities (1987) (10:00) / Maggi Payne -- Ahh Ahh: ver 2.1 (1987) (9:05) / Maggi Payne -- Phase Transitions (1989) (10:30) Genre: Electro-Acoust...
22. - Morning Concert Computer Music from Stanford [5.918% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Computer Music from Stanford Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 133 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA On November 16 & 17, 1978, a concert of provocative and exciting new electronic tape pieces, produced at the Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Center, was presented at the Stanford Museum of Art. Here is a program featuring a majority of those works by such composers as John Chowning, Gareth Loy, Paul Wieneke, Bill Schottstaedt, and kindly provided to KPFA by composer Michael McNabb of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Most of these works were realized using the Systems Concepts digital synthesizer and unlike the early electronic music of John Cage and David Tudor, this first generation of digitally synthesized music is smooth and soothing to the ear. The composers join Amirkhanian in the studio to discuss the various techniques they used to create their compositions. Also in this program is the San Francisco Bay Area pr...
23. - The Politics and Music of Cornelius Cardew [5.203% Popularity: 0.00000]
The Politics and Music of Cornelius Cardew Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 60 mins Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA From a program recorded on January 25, 1975, Charles Amirkhanian interviews the British composer, pianist, and Socialist, Cornelius Cardew. Born in 1936, Cardew had a traditional music education, studying composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In the late 1950’s he became interested in avant-garde and electronic music, working with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and composing a series of aleatoric pieces influenced by the ideas of John Cage and others. In the late 1960s and 70s Cardew’s interest in Socialist politics, the Chinese Revolution, and the teachings of Mao Zedong, led him to reevaluate the academic avant-garde, essentially rejecting it as elitist, and irrelevant to the struggles of the working class. He went on to be a founding member of both the Scratch Orchestra and the People’s Liberation Music, both of which were nonhierarchical music...
24. - Morning Concert Interview with John Rockwell [5.112% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Interview with John Rockwell Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 88 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA In March 1983, Knopf Publishers of New York released the controversial book “All American Music: Composition of the late 20th Century”, by New York Times music critic John Rockwell. On March 14, 1983, live on the KPFA Morning Concert, Charles Amirkhanian talked with Rockwell about this book and the various composers featured, who range from Milton Babbitt to Neil Young to Phil Glass to Ornette Coleman. Musical examples from the work of each composer are also heard. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: [Music excerpt] / Milton Babbitt -- [Music excerpt] / Elliott Carter -- Variation IV [excerpt] / John Cage -- [Music excerpt] / David del Tredici -- [Music excerpt] / Frederic Rzewski -- [Music excerpt] / Bob Ashley Genres: 20th Century Classical ; New Music Subject: Babbitt, Milton, 1916- ; Glass, Philip ; Cage, John ; Carter, Elliott, 1908- ; del Tredici, David ; Rze...
25. - Ben Johnston: Symposium [5.104% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ben Johnston: Symposium View Item Type: Video Duration: 101 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Additional Media Files (click to view) Ben Johnston delivers an autobiographical lecture describing his early music influences, including Harry Partch, as part of a symposium held at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He also discusses in detail his interest in microtonal music and in particular, just intonation. He then answers questions posed by the audience. Genres: Microtonal Music ; 20th Century Classical Subject: Johnston, Ben ; Partch, Harry, 1901-1974 ; Composers ; Composition (Music) ; Just intonation ; Microtonal music ; 20th century classical People: Johnston, Ben Recording Date: 4/15/2006 View...
26. - Digging Dugger [5.097% Popularity: 0.00000]
Digging Dugger Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 73 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA How does an instrumental composer make the transition into electronic music? Edwin Dugger, composer and director of the University of California at Berkeley’s electronic music studio, talks with Charles Amirkhanian about this and other topics of interest. The discussion is highlighted by a selection of Dugger’s instrumental and electro-acoustic compositions, in this program that was recorded on October 19, 1972. Musical Selections: Music for Synthesizer and Six Instruments (1966) -- Divisions of Time, for woodwinds, piano and six percussionists (1962) -- Intermezzi, for twelve instruments (1969) -- Abwesenheiten und Wiedersehen (”Absences and Returns”) (1971) Performers: members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Music for Synthesizer) David Epstein, conductor (Music for Synthesizer) Oberlin Conservatory of Music Orchestra (Divisions) Edwin Dugger, conductor (Divisions ; Abwesenheiten) Univers...
27. - An Interview with Otto Luening [5.091% Popularity: 0.00000]
An Interview with Otto Luening Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 62 min Event Type: Interview Charles Amirkhanian interviews American composer Otto Luening. Luening was one of the first Americans to experiment with electronic music and was very active in the 1920s and 30s in trying to gain acceptance for new music. He was also one of the founders of Composers Recordings Inc. one of the pioneering avant-garde recording companies. In this interview Luening describes his friendship with a number of contemporary composers including Stravinsky, Busoni, Antheil, Partch and several others. Genres: Electro-Acoustic / Electronic ; 20th Century Classical Subject: Luening, Otto, 1900-1996 ; Ussachevsky, Vladimir, 1911-1990 ; Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 ; Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 ; Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924 ; Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990 ; Antheil, George, 1900-1959 ; Whithorne, Emerson, 1884-1958 ; Beyer, Johanna Magdalena, 1888-1944 ; Partch, Harry, 1901-1974 ; Luening, Ethel ; Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 ;...
28. - Improv:21 = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn [5.088% Popularity: 0.00000]
Improv:21: = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn View Item Type: Video Duration: 80 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: ROVA Taking questions directly from the audience and extrapolating from there, composer, saxophonist, Tzadik record label owner, and MacArthur Fellow John Zorn, talks about his work and the avant-garde music scene as he sees it. Joined by moderator Larry Ochs of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet and percussionist William Winant, Zorn discusses a number of topics including the use of texts in musical compositions; the influence of Judaism on his music; the process of composing 300 tunes in a matter of months; working within and for a community of composers and performers; the traditional packaging of music versus downloads; and Zorn’s early foray into performance art with his Theater of Musical Optics. Never one to be shy about his opinions Zorn is in a typical feisty mood during this engaging give and take with the audience. Genres: Free Improvisation ; Avant-Garde Subject: Zorn, Jo...
29. - Interview with Per Nørgård [5.084% Popularity: 0.00000]
Interview with Per Nørgård Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 157 min Event Type: Music and Interview Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) On November 30, 1970, Per Nørgård, the then 38 year old Danish composer, talked with Charles Amirkhanian in the KPFA studio. Nørgård discusses his early studies with Vagn Holmboe and others and explains his system of music composition known as the "infinity row", which can generate compositions of any duration up to and including a millennium. These works which also have numerous layers and sub-layers constituted his output at that time. Musical selections include: “Inscape”, “The Enchanted Forest”, and “Voyage Into the Golden Screen”. Note: During this recording there was occasional electrical interference which is noticeable but does not impair the listening experience to any great degree. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Inscape (1969) -- The Enchanted Forest (1968) -- The Enchanted Cave (1968) Genres: New Music ; Electro-Acoustic / Elect...
30. - Two Early Electronic Works by Howard Moscovitz [5.083% Popularity: 0.00000]
Two Early Electronic Works by Howard Moscovitz Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 16 min Event Type: Music Two works of electronic music by Howard S. Moscovitz, composed no later than 1973. Moscovitz first became involved with electronic music in the late 1960s, when he began experimenting with using short wave radio as a source for his tape pieces. He went on to receive a Bachelors of Music degree in 1970 at Jacksonville University, where he got to work with a Moog Synthesizer, before continuing his studies at Mills College, where he studied with Robert Ashley and received a Masters of Fine Arts in 1972. Moscovitz interest in electronic music included actually building his own instruments, many of which are now sought out by collectors. Despite a second career as an electrical engineer, which saw him working at Bell Labs developing the first Digital Signal Processor chip, Moscovitz has continued to compose and perform, and has won several awards for his music, including the Elizabeth Crowley Mills A...
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