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61. - Improv:21 = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn [0.562% 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...
62. - Cabrillo Music Festival 1979 Composers' Round Table [0.560% 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...
63. - New Music America 1987: Concert No. 9 [0.534% Popularity: 0.00000]
New Music America: 1987: Concert No. 9 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 33 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Relàche Additional Media Files (click to view) The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza’s, all performed by a bevy of talented musicians and composers. The ninth concert of the Festival featured english composer/performer Fast Forward, whose heavily rhythmic soundscapes are created from a variety of metal and sonic objects. The Peter Zummo Orchestra perform four selections from Zummo’s suite, “Six Songs”; each part with its own mood and iconic element. The orches...
64. - Morning Concert A Visit with Paul Dresher [0.493% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: A Visit with Paul Dresher Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 91 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Guitarist and composer Paul Dresher talks with Charles Amirkhanian and presents recordings of his music composed from 1979 to 1986. Included is an excerpt from the solo guitar work, “Liquid and Stellar Music”, which first brought notice to the Bay Area composer. Also heard is an excerpt from “Slow Fire”, a groundbreaking work of musical theater featuring the words and voice of Rinde Eckert, playing the character of a paranoid hit man with father issues. The program concludes with a recording of “Flashlight” by San Francisco Bay Area, avant-garde rockers, Marina LaPalma & Jay Cloidt. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Liquid and Stellar Music [excerpt] (1981) / Paul Dresher -- Slow Fire [text by Rinde Eckert] (1985) / Paul Dresher Performers: Paul Dresher, guitar, electronics (all selections) Rinde Eckert, vocals (Slow Fire) Gene...
65. - MACHUNAS: A Performance Oratorio in Four Colors [0.490% Popularity: 0.00000]
MACHUNAS: A Performance Oratorio in Four Colors View Item Type: Video Duration: 144 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Frank Oteri The story of “MACHUNAS” is an emblem of the end of twentieth century culture, in all its tragedy, irony, delusions and immense vitality. It’s inspired by and based on four key episodes in the life and death of George Maciunas, an architect, artist, activist and founder of the Fluxus art movement, the last avant-garde utopia of the modern era. His name is misspelled on purpose, both due to phonetic considerations and the desire to separate this story from any accurate description of his life. The four acts of “MACHUNAS” are divided into Yellow, Green, Red, Blue, and each act has 9 parts. “MACHUNAS “ begins in Yellow, narrating the days of a young child in the old Lithuania that’s about to be extinguished by the Nazis and Soviets and transitions into Green through the story of a teenager strangely out of place and time in an American-controlled refugee camp in Germany. Representi...
66. - Speaking of Music Bob Snyder, 1985 [0.478% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Bob Snyder, 1985 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews electronic music composer and avant-garde video artist, Bob Snyder, on March 14, 1985, as part of the Speaking of Music series. Snyder is a member of the Faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has been working with sound and video synthesis since the 1960s. He has made a number of video pieces that incorporate electronic music and heavily processed video imagery, three of which were shown and are heard during this program. Snyder discusses in detail many of the technical challenges he has had to overcome in order to produce his art as well as the historical origins of video art in general. Also heard in this program is an excerpt from a purely musical work-in-progress, “Sagging Context Orchestra” which was inspired by many of the most unusual jazz solos of the early 20th Century, samples of which are also played. You mig...
67. - Ode To Gravity Shandar Records [0.471% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Shandar Records Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 55 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA As of May 1973 when this program was recorded, Shandar Records of Paris had produced a series of 14 impressive record albums by avant-garde composers and performers including Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Pandit Pran Nath, Cecil Taylor, Albert Ayler, Sunny Murray, and Sun Ra. The owner of the company, Chantal d'Arcy talks in Paris with Philip Freriks, a reporter for VPRO/Amsterdam about the record company and her views on new music. Charles Amirkhanian also presents selections from Shandar Records, including a complete performance of “Four Organs” by Steve Reich Musical Selections: Illimite [excerpt] / Karlheinz Stockhausen -- Persian Surgery Dervishes [heard in background] (1971) / Terry Riley -- Raga Punjabi Berva [excerpt] / Pandit Pran Nath -- Four Organs (1970) / Steve Reich Performers: Pandit Pran Nath, voice (Punjabi) Fayyaz Khan, tab...
68. - Other Minds Festival OM 14: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 [0.462% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 14: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 155 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) OM 14 got started with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the Bent Sørensen, Chinary Ung, and Ben Johnston, whose works were to be heard during the first concert, held on March 5, 2009. Sørensen discusses how he has incorporated aspects from one of his operas into two of his more recent compositions as well as commenting on the challenges of writing for a piano trio. Ung touches upon his interest in finding the musical equivalent of the Buddhist idea of emptiness being filled by compassion, while Johnston reminisces about Harry Partch, his mentor in microtonal music. Spiral X: In Memoriam Genocide is not an easy theme to acknowledge in music, and yet for Chinary Ung, it finally became a necessity. in 2007 he decided to compose a ten...
69. - Other Minds Festival OM 1: Panel on Legacy of John Cage (Nov. 6, 1993) [0.461% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Panel on Legacy of John Cage (Nov. 6, 1993) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 65 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) As part of the first Other Minds Festival (OM1), Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion on the Legacy of John Cage, held in San Francisco on November 6, 1993, just over a year after the legendary avant-garde composer’s death. The conversation begins with a reading of an excerpt of a letter written by Cage’s mother is which she compares his remarkable ethic with that of his own father,saying they were both like a tractor cutting through a field and bent on advising the world how to live well. Julie Lazar, curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art then describes Cage’s last exhibition which featured one gallery that would change every day; a Zen gallery that was designed to provide a space where people would feel comfortable and which was in fact largely a reproduc...
70. - Morning Concert Collected Audiophonies [0.460% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Collected Audiophonies Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 115 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) A program of avant-garde sound poetry and music by Charles Amirkhanian and Anthony Gnazzo, featuring a collection of their compositions. Interspersed among the formal pieces are bits of sound collage, music, and Gnazzo's commentary on his career retrospective slide show. Also in this program Tony Gnazzo, who had recently announced his retirement from composing avant-garde music, and who had not been seen at a concert of new music for over fourteen months, presents his seminar on retirement for losers in the arts, during which listeners called in with their questions and comments. In addition Charles Amirkhanian presents an experimental music flashback featuring the March 23, 1970 Radio Event No. 7 produced by Gnazzo ("Junk and all that Jazz") that included live nude performers in the KPFA studio. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections:...
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