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81. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 14: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 [4.982% 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...
82. radiOM.org - Music Review Source & Space [5.283% Popularity: 0.00000]
Music Review: Source & Space Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 18 min Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA In this brief program, recorded in May 1971, Charles Amirkhanian reviews issues 7 & 8 of “Source: Music of the Avant-Garde,” a biannual periodical of unusual music and art, as well as “Space” a book of poetry by Clark Coolidge. “Source,” published by Larry Austin, Stanley Lunetta, and Arthur Woodbury, was an extraordinary magazine that presented articles, musical scores, and even included actual 10” discs of recorded music. Devoted to the avant-garde, it was a premiere publication for electronic music and intermedia art that was otherwise overlooked by the more mainstream press. Amirkhanian describes the spiral bound format that combined exceptional production values with a do-it-yourself sensibility, while also listing some of the content, including works by John Cage, Mark Riener, & Alvin Lucier, among others. Amirkhanian then turns his attention to “Space” by Coolidge, describing the...
83. radiOM.org - Astor Piazzolla: Tango Assassin [0.349% Popularity: 0.00000]
Astor Piazzolla: Tango Assassin Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 117 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA From a program recorded in 1989, Charles Amirkhanian interviews two Bay Area musicians who are very familiar with the work of the remarkable composer and bandoneon player, Astor Piazzolla. Marta Bracchi-LeRoux, is a pianist, and native of Montevideo, Uruguay, one of the birthplaces of the tango, and where she was acquainted as a young musician with Piazzolla and his work, even before he began to compose his nuevo tangos. She and her husband, the French conductor and oboe player, Jean-Louis LeRoux, are now known for founding the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and for their tireless promotion of avant-garde composers. But in the early 1950s, they participated in the world premiere of Piazzolla’s “Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra” in Montevideo where Piazzolla and other Buenos Aires residents frequently traveled for performances as well as occasional vacations. Marta and Jean-L...
84. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music An Evening with Charles Shere, 1984 [0.814% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: An Evening with Charles Shere, 1984 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 118 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Recorded on November 29, 1984 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews American composer, critic, and former musical director at KPFA, Charles Shere, about his opera “The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even“. The opera, which is inspired by the Marcel Duchamp painting of the same name, uses Duchamp’s notes for much of the libretto. Shere, who was heavily influenced by the new music of John Cage and others, describes in detail Duchamp’s iconic work and then talks about how he has tried to capture it’s spirit in his avant-garde opera. Shere highlights his remarks with slides and excerpts from the opera. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Ces Désirs du Quatuor [excerpt, included in “The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even”] (1964) (3:20) -- Perh...
85. radiOM.org - Early Improvisations with Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, and Others [1.152% Popularity: 0.00000]
Early Improvisations with Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, and Others Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 59 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: CCM Archive A series of improvisations, recorded around 1957, and featuring Pauline Oliveros, Loren Rush, Terry Riley, Laurel Johnson, Robert Erickson, and Bill Butler. The instrumentation for these five pieces is varied and unspecified, but seems to include piano, percussion, ocarina, trombone, and a plucked string instrument that may be a koto. The first improvisation is used as accompaniment for a lengthy recitation. These early experiments with aleatoric and improvisatory music serves as a valuable historical record chronicling the emergence of a new musical aesthetic that was to dominate contemporary classical music for much of the latter half of the 20th century, and hints at the type of minimal and chance compositions for which many of the performers would later become famous. As such these performances should be of great interest, and prov...
86. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 [4.978% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 127 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 4, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage was, Clemens Merkel, first violinist of the Quatuor Bozzini, Swiss composer Jürg Frey, and vocalist and composer Lisa Bielawa. Frey describes the inspiration and structure of the minimal, microtonal composition which was to be heard later in the evening, while Clemens provides a demonstration of the technique required to perform it, as well as commenting on the physical challenge of playing very slowly over a long duration of time. Lisa Bielawa then discusses her song cycle based on texts by Franz Kafka, and compares the vocal stylings of Carla Kilstadht, for whom the p...
87. radiOM.org - The Politics and Music of Cornelius Cardew [1.860% 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...
88. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 10, Concert 3: 02 “Les moirures du temp" & "Phonurgie" by Francis Dhomont [5.070% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 10, Concert 3: 02 “Les moirures du temp" & "Phonurgie" by Francis Dhomont Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 29 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) Francis Dhomont was born in Paris in 1926. He studied composition under Ginette Waldmeier, Charles Koechlin and Nadia Boulanger. In the late 1940s he intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Schaeffer would later call musique concrète, consequently conducting solitary experiments with the musical possibilities of sound recording. In 1963 he decided to leave instrumental writing behind, dedicating himself exclusively to electro-acoustic composition, becoming an ardent proponent of the then new genre of "acousmatics." His work consists exclusively of tape pieces using natural, or "found" sounds, exploring morphological interplay and the ambiguities between sound and the images it may create. Performances in public of his music are done using the French "diffusion" technique ...
89. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 14: Concert 3 [5.010% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 14: Concert 3 View Item Type: Video Duration: 128 mins Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The third and final concert of OM 14 was held on March 7, 2009. After brief introductions and announcements, the concert begins with: Spiral Xi: Mother and Child Each of Chinary Ung's “Spiral” pieces focuses on a single idea that is re-imagined and re-contextualized over the course of the work. This work investigates the notion of musicality as something beyond instrumental practice. Rather, the use of vocal sounds (singing, humming, chanting, and whistling) is equally as important as are the variety of string techniques that form the rich vocabulary of Ung’s string writing. The balance between voice and viola shifts throughout the work, and the combination of these two dimensions produces a world that is more than the sum of its parts. - Adam Greene Listening to Lu Tzu-Hsün Play the Ch’in on a Moonlit Night It turns out that Harry Partch’s Adapte...
90. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Bon Bonn Bon [0.332% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Bon Bonn Bon Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 52 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Originally broadcast on the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, this program would have had the deaf composer holding his head in amazement. An energetic mix of assorted musical genres, this program combines the madness one would associate with the Fugs with the elegance reminiscent of a Chopin nocturne, and with a healthy dose of jazz and a little bit of poetry by Ezra Pound thrown in for seasoning. The show concludes with a work for piano by the Maestro himself. A stunning tour de force of free-form avant-garde radio. Produced by Charles Amirkhanian and Richard Friedman this show also introduces the Harvey Shaw Ensemble of Florida in their West Coast premiere broadcast. Musical Selections: [unidentified mix] -- [an improvisation] / Harvey Shaw Ensemble -- [unidentified piece] / Django Reinhardt -- Nocturne in C Major Op. 54 No. 4 (1889-91) / Edvard Grieg -- Three Spanish Songs and Dance...
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