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31. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Criticism of San Francisco Chronicle Music Critics [5.894% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Criticism of San Francisco Chronicle Music Critics Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 15 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: KPFA From a program recorded in 1975, Charles Amirkhanian discusses the politics of new music in the San Francisco Bay Area, with reference to the unsympathetic criticism, leveled at avant-garde artists such as John Cage and Merce Cunningham, by music critics at the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Amirkhanian argues that while Bay Area audiences clearly support the radical styles of the avant-garde, the local papers of note only employ music critics that favor the contemporary classical music of more academically oriented composers, such as Roger Sessions. Amirkhanian points out that these critics routinely disparage the avant-garde composers as charlatans and purveyors of puns, jokes, and gags, all the while refusing to even describe these experimental works in their articles. Reading from a letter that he wrote...
32. radiOM.org - Morning Concert The Music of Alvin Curran, 1991 [5.893% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: The Music of Alvin Curran, 1991 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 91 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Alvin Curran is one of the most active and inventive avant-garde and electronic music composers of the current and past century. He was the co-founder of the radical music collective, Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), and has taught at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, as well as at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he was a visiting Professor of Music from 1991 to 2006. He specializes in works for keyboard, percussion, winds, voices, and natural sounds, often performed at outdoor sites. In this program, recorded in March of 1991, Curran introduces a number of his works, including “Erat Verbum” and “Electric Rags II.” Curran’s pieces incorporate ambient and musical sounds in a startlingly complex and lyrical evocation of the human spirit. (from KPFA Folio) Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Erat Verbum: Alpha [excerpt] (1990) (8:08) -- [...
33. radiOM.org - George Antheil: Bad Boy of Music: An Intermission Feature (1980) [5.890% Popularity: 0.00000]
George Antheil: Bad Boy of Music: An Intermission Feature (1980) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 29 min Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian introduces the amazing music of Trenton-born George Antheil (1900-1959). Antheil (pronounced "ANT-hile") was the first avant-garde American composer to be recognized in Europe, and composed the “Ballet Mécanique” in the mid-1920s for multiple player pianos and percussion. His life was documented in his 1945 autobiography “Bad Boy of Music”, still in print in English and German (see the webstore at Other Minds, http://www.otherminds.org for copies) This program was produced as an intermission feature for a live San Francisco Symphony "New and Unusual Music" series broadcast on November 7, 1980. Comments by the composer himself, plus Antheil's theme music for Walter Cronkite's CBS TV series "The Twentieth Century" are included. (Antheil died prematurely at the age of 58 in New York City while working feverishly on the popular weekly ...
34. radiOM.org - Musique Concrète and Electro-Acoustic Music by Two Belgian Composers [5.887% Popularity: 0.00000]
Musique Concrète and Electro-Acoustic Music by Two Belgian Composers Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 22 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Three works of avant-garde electro-acoustic music by two Belgium composers. The first two selections, “Choir” and “Electronic Suite” are both musique concrète compositions by Louis De Meester. That is they are tape works drawn from sounds that naturally exist in the real world, as opposed to electronic music which utilizes sounds produced electronically. However each of these works, composed during the 1960s, seems to include some additional electronic processing or manipulation. The third work, “Rimes” by Henri Pousseur, is scored for three orchestral groups and pre-recorded electronic sounds. Pousseur is perhaps the best known of the young Belgium composers of the mid-20th century, and is considered a member of the influential group of avant-garde European composers that included Stockhausen, Boulez, and Berio. This program is therefore a prime exampl...
35. radiOM.org - A Concert of Experimental Music from England [5.885% Popularity: 0.00000]
A Concert of Experimental Music from England Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 102 mins Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA On March 21, 1974 the San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble under the direction of John Adams performed a concert of avant-garde and experimental music, by mostly young English composers. Works heard include an arrangement of an early 20th century waltz, a song based on a Chinese melody by Cornelius Cardew, and a rondo by Christopher Hobbs. Also heard are two pieces by Gavin Bryars, one inspired by the story of the Titanic, and another by a film of a London tramp singing an old hymn. Both of Bryars’ pieces, which he introduced himself, were accompanied by visual projections of pictures or films and have a beautiful yet haunting quality to them. Much of this work is based on reworkings of Victorian waltz melodies and sentimental salon pieces. Most of the pieces are consonant, some even very emotional. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: The Eden Valley Waltz (ca. 1900) (...
36. radiOM.org - The Music of Bernard van Beurden [5.885% Popularity: 0.00000]
The Music of Bernard van Beurden Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 110 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Han Reiziger interviews the Dutch composer, Bernard van Beurden, and plays a number of his works. Beurden, who was born in 1933, and is not very well known in the United States, composes avant-garde music, often preferring to work with youth or amateur groups, rather than with professional orchestras. The result is often a less polished yet more vibrant performance, as is demonstrated on a number of the works played here. One can not help but feel that what Beurden has sacrificed in terms of quality is more than made up for in terms of having fun. Many of his works are for choruses and he has found that there are many small or amateur choirs willing to work with him. Although as you will hear, on at least one occasion the groups are overwhelmed by the avant-garde nature of his compositions, and are surprised when they discover that a composer of such music would also be wil...
37. radiOM.org - Morning Concert The Music of Louis Andriessen (1984) [5.883% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: The Music of Louis Andriessen (1984) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 70 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA From a program originally broadcast on January 13, 1984, Charles Amirkhanian introduces avant-garde Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, and talks with him about his work “Velocity,” which had just been premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, where it was received with distrust by many of the more traditionally inclined members of the audience. In defense of his work Andriessen points out that unlike some American composers of minimal or repetitive music who according to Andriessen began to write more consonant music after gaining some acceptance among audiences, the Dutch composer’s works will remain true to his radical viewpoint. Also discussed in this highly informative and far ranging interview is the the varying availability of venues for avant-garde jazz and classical music in Europe and the United States, and a comparison between the work of Schoenbe...
38. radiOM.org - Morning Concert The Music of Denys Bouliane [5.883% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: The Music of Denys Bouliane Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 129 min Event Type: Interview and Music In an interview recorded in June of 1987, Charles Amirkhanian visits composer Denys Bouliane at his home in Cologne, Germany. Bouliane was born in 1955 in Quebec, Canada, but moved to Germany to study with György Ligeti. Bouliane is a former rock guitarist who became interested in classical music when the father of a friend gave him a recording by Stravinsky, after which he quickly decided to pursue a career as a composer, although he didn’t even know how to read music. After an initial rejection he eventually got accepted to study music at Laval University and is currently a Professor of Composition at McGill University. His carefully crafted scores reveal the influence of Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, and Ligeti, in a style which music critic Peter Niklas Wilson has called Magic Realism, the musical equivalent of the literature style of Jorge Luis Borges. In this interview, Boul...
39. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Jack Briece: On Finnish Music [5.882% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Jack Briece: On Finnish Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 134 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA From a recording made on February 4, 1988, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer, performer, and video artist, Jack Briece about contemporary Finnish music. Works heard include compositions by Harri Wessman, Jarmo Sermilä, Paavo Heininen, Lepo Sumera, Usko Meriläinen, and other talented Finnish composers who’s works remain relatively unknown in the United States. Having become interested in the music of Finland he traveled to the country in 1985 and then again in 1987, after which he wrote about his experiences and spearheaded an effort to facilitate communication and cooperation between Finnish and Western composers and artists. Note: composer Briece died of AIDS shortly after this program was made in 1988. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Water's weary under snow / Harri Wessman -- Labor! (1982) / Jarmo Sermilä -- Symphony No. 3, Op. 20 [two movements] (19...
40. radiOM.org - Radiovisions #2: Elder Statesmen of American Music [5.880% Popularity: 0.00000]
Radiovisions: #2: Elder Statesmen of American Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 59 min Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: NPR Additional Media Files (click to view) This program on the Elder Statesmen of American Music focuses on Ernst Bacon, Otto Luening, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar, Nicholas Slonimsky, and Virgil Thomson. Each of these octogenarians began their careers when no recognizable American classical music existed. Each of them, (as of 1981), was still actively working on their craft. All have, in their individual ways, advanced the cause of modern American music. Producer Charles Amirkhanian traveled the country to collect materials for audio portraits of these "Elder Statesmen: in their own words and music". Musical Selections: Ionisation [excerpt] (1929-31) / Edgard Varèse -- Studies in Black & White [excerpts] / Nicolas Slonimsky -- Wild Man's Dance (ca. 1913) / Leo Ornstein -- Echo Primitif [from “9 Arabesques”] (ca. 1920) / Leo Ornstein -- Pentagrams Book III: Gates (1924-2...
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