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81. - Ode To Gravity An Interview with Werner Goldschmidt, April. 29, 1972 [5.105% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: An Interview with Werner Goldschmidt, April. 29, 1972 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 57 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA In an interview recorded on April 29, 1972, Charles Amirkhanian talks with Werner Goldschmidt, founder of the famous German record label for avant-garde music, Wergo, and later in the program, Cathy Berberian, whose recording "Magnificathy: The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian" had just been released. Shortly after this interview Goldschmidt tragically died unexpectedly while undergoing hospitalization for a routine procedure. Musical Selections: Aus La Passion Selon Sade / Sylvano Bussotti -- Epitaph for Aikichi Kuboyama [excerpt] (1957) / Herbert Eimert Performers: Cathy Berberian, soprano (Aus) Richard Munch, vocals (Epitaph) Genre: Avant Garde Subject: Goldschmidt, Werner ; Wergo (Firm) ; Vocal music ; Improvisation (Music) ; Avant-garde (Music) ; Vocalises ; Record companies ; Sound recording industry People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Goldschmidt, ...
82. - Interview with Ursula Block of Gelbe Musik [5.104% Popularity: 0.00000]
Interview with Ursula Block of Gelbe Musik Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 30 min Event Type: Interview Join Charles Amirkhanian as he takes a walking tour through the renowned new music record and tape store in West Berlin known as Gelbe Musik (Yellow Music). His conversation with store manager Ursula Block while she plays samples of her albums for customers takes an unexpected turn when the composer in residence of the Beijing Symphony, Mr. Zhongrong Luo, enters the store to purchase some Varèse and Xenakis albums to play for his students in the Peoples Republic of China. One really begins to appreciate the international appeal of avant-garde music when one can listen in as these three experts, representing Europe, North America, and Asia, have the opportunity to talk shop. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Anna Blume [excerpt] / Kurt Schwitters Genres: New Music ; Avant-Garde Subject: Ursula Block, Gelb ; Block, Ursula ; Gelbe Musik ; Record stores ; Record companies ; New music ; Avant-gar...
83. - Improv:21 = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn [5.104% 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...
84. - Ode To Gravity Segue Tech [5.104% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Segue Tech Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 61 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Introduced in the KPFA Folio with only the brief phrase, “to put side by side, put close together”, this program follows the same formula of other early Ode to Gravity programs by juxtaposing musical selections from a variety of styles and genres. It begins with a Tin Pan Alley song from the 1920s quickly followed by a quirky player piano piece, an experimental work for flute and voice, piano rag music, and it only gets better from there. Musical Selections: Varsity Drag [lyrics by Buddy De Sylva & Lew Brown] / Ray Henderson -- [unidentified player piano music] / Conlon Nancarrow -- [unidentified piece for flute and voice] -- [unidentified piano rag music] / Igor Stravinsky -- Labyrinth No. 3 (1941) / Lou Harrison -- [unidentified brass band music] -- America (My Country Tis of Thee) -- [unidentified electronic piece] -- Haydn go seek / Charles Amirkhanian -- Composition No. 1, for ratchet (196...
85. - On Varèse’s Ionisation [5.099% Popularity: 0.00000]
On Varèse’s Ionisation Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 56 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA This program was produced for broadcast on the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of “Ionisation”, a work for percussion by Edgar Varèse. This work, which was once famously referred to as “a sock to the jaw” by a contemporary critic, heralded in a new era in avant-garde music. Eminent musicologist and raconteur, Nicolas Slonimsky, who conducted that performance, reminisces about the event with David Cloud of KPFK in an interview recorded on March 6, 1973. Varèse’s music was one of the first pieces in Western Classical music history performed solely on percussion instruments. Using a variety of conventional (snare drum, bass drum) and unconventional sources (sirens, Lion's roar), the music shocked audiences in the early 1930s but later became a classic work for percussion ensembles. The late David Cloud, a native of Alabama and then-Music Director of KPFK in Los Angeles, was a specialist in ...
86. - Live at Shaffy Theater: A Concert by Two Dutch Jazz Greats [5.098% Popularity: 0.00000]
Live at Shaffy Theater: A Concert by Two Dutch Jazz Greats Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 48 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Recorded on Nov. 16, 1974 at the Shaffy Theater in Amsterdam, a concert of avant-garde jazz, performed by Willem Breuker on saxophones and clarinets and Leo Cuypers on piano. These two jazz greats from the Netherlands move seamlessly from radical free jazz to more lyrical musings, at times quoting famous popular melodies, before meandering back into more improvisational territory, all to the notable amusement of the audience. This energetic performance was recorded by the folks at VPRO Radio in the Netherlands just a month before the performance that was immortalized on the 1974 LP “Live in Shaffy”. Settle down for 48 minutes of continuous music from two of Holland's greatest jazz musicians. Sadly, Breuker recently passed away in 2010. Musical Selections: [48 minutes of continuous jazz music] Performers: Willem Breuker, saxophones and clarinets Leo Cuypers, piano...
87. - Ode To Gravity A Tribute to Wergo Records [5.098% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: A Tribute to Wergo Records Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 29 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian plays a selection of music released by the Wergo label in Germany. Specializing in contemporary classical music, often with an avant-garde edge, Wergo Records was founded in 1962 by the art historian Werner Goldschmidt. Works heard in this program range from the electronic music of Herbert Eimert, harpsichord music by György Ligeti, an absolutely fantastic operatic cover of the Beatles song, “Ticket to Ride” performed by vocalist extraordinaire, Cathy Berberian, who also provides the vocals for Roman Haubenstock-Ramati’s “Credentials, or Think Think, Lucy”. Listen in to discover one of the new music record labels of all time. Musical Selections: Epitaph für Aikichi Kuboyama (1958-62) (7:09) / Herbert Eimert -- Continuum, for harpsichord (1968) (3:46) / György Ligeti -- Ticket to Ride (2:00) / John Lennon & Paul McCartney -- Credentials, or Think Think, Lucy (...
88. - Ode To Gravity Interview with Jacques Bekaert [5.097% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Interview with Jacques Bekaert Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 86 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA The radical Belgian political reporter Jacques Bekaert, a star of that country’s free-swinging national radio program, “King Kong”, is surreptitiously a prolific and talented avant-garde composer. While in the States to cover the 1972 presidential race he talked with Charles Amirkhanian about his music in this informal interview. Bekaert gives his impressions of the Nixon presidential campaign and then introduces four of his pieces, including a work utilizing the election eve speech of American Independent presidential hopeful John Schmitz in a quadraphonic sound poem. Musical Selections: Henry David Thoreau Thinks That, Like Soil, Silence Is of Various Depths and Fertility (1972) -- Summer Music: Nos. 9, 10, & 11 (1970) -- A Summer Day at Stony Point (1968-69) -- John Schmitz Is the Message (1972) Performers: Mills Center Contemporary Players (Thoreau ; Summer...
89. - Mauricio Kagel’s Anagramme [5.096% Popularity: 0.00000]
Mauricio Kagel’s Anagramme Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 69 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) The Argentine composer residing in Germany discusses his "Anagramme" for chorus and instruments, and is questioned after the music by Pauline Oliveros, Ramón Sender, and Will Ogdon. One of his more famous compositions, “Anagramme” takes as the inspiration for it’s text a Latin palindrome found in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Broken down into a variety of phonemic anagrams in four different languages, French, Spanish, Italian, and German the resulting “chorus” is at times abrupt and noisy. Prior to hearing the work, Kagel, from a lecture given at Mills College, goes into considerable detail about how he wrote the piece. Kagel died in 2008. Musical Selections: Anagramme (”Anagrama”) (1957-58) / Mauricio Kagel Genres: Avant-Garde ; New Music Subject: Kagel, Mauricio ; New music ; Avant-garde (Music) ; Cantatas, Secular ; Anagrams People: Kagel, Mauric...
90. - Ode To Gravity Do Fraig Amors, etc... [5.095% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Do Fraig Amors, etc... Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 46 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Another excellent example of an early Ode to Gravity program produced by Charles Amirkhanian. This time it is an interesting mix of music and spoken word, ranging from Medieval Germanic choral music, avant-garde orchestral works, American popular music from the 1920s or 1930s, canary’s chirping, spell casting, bowling advice, and other assorted sounds. Inventive, experimental, and always amusing this Ode to Gravity program really highlights the verbal and musical creativity of Amirkhanian and the artistic environment that was Berkeley California in the early 1970s. Musical Selections: Do Fraig Amors / Oswald von Wolkenstein -- [unidentified piece] / Carlos Surinach -- We can’t sleep in the movies, anymore -- Symphony No. 4 [excerpt] (1953) / Carlos Chávez -- [a mix of spoken word and music] (1970) Genres: Orchestral Music ; 20th Century Classical Subject: 20th century classical ; Ca...
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