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1. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Lou Harrison & Bill Colvig [7.276% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Lou Harrison & Bill Colvig Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 117 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Recorded on February 16, 1989 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian talks with one of America's most distinguished composers, Lou Harrison, whose use of gamelan instruments and interest in word music helped bring an appreciation of Pacific and Asian music to the United States. William Colvig collaborated with Harrison for many years, building original and gamelan-inspired instruments. The program begins with Eric Marin's film documenting Harrison & Colvig, and continues with excerpts from Harrison's “Piano Concerto” (featuring Keith Jarrett) and "Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra." The second part of the program includes a demonstration of original instruments by Harrison & Colvig. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Piano Concerto [excerpt] (1985) / Lou Harrison ...
2. radiOM.org - A New Gamelan [5.084% Popularity: 0.00000]
A New Gamelan Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 40 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Music of Indonesia had "haunted" Lou Harrison from an early age, to the point where he went to Asia to study it. Upon his return, he decided to design and make Asian instruments using Western materials. With the help of Bill Colvig, they made two gamelans, (actually one that plays in two modes), out of steel and aluminum tubes as well as slabs of aluminum. The gamelan was then tuned to two separate modes of intonation: "U" mode (pentatonic scale), and "Gamelan 711", which includes prime numbers 7 and 11 of the overtone series. Lou Harrison explains "just intonation" and "just tuning" with examples heard on a new gamelan designed and built by himself with Bill Colvig. The gamelan consists of xylophone-like arrays of conduit pipe which can be played by as many as seven players at one time. Included are several prerecorded improvisations by a full complement...
3. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Interview of Lou Harrison at the Center for World Music [5.070% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Interview of Lou Harrison at the Center for World Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 79 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lou Harrison and Bill Colvig to promote a series of benefit concerts scheduled during the summer of 1975 at the Center of World Music in Berkeley. The features and uniqueness of the Center are discussed, and examples of music studied and performed there are presented, including the recorded music of Javanese gamelan; Chinese pipa; a selection from Harry Partch's "The Letter"; and a recording of Harrison's “Canticle No. 3” composed in 1941 and recorded at KPFK, May 27, 1973. There is also an engaging conversation regarding the creation of a gamelan from electrical conduits and pieces of aluminum which used coffee cans as resonators. The description of the adjustments that are necessary to achieve proper intonation is quite humorous and revelatory. Musical Selections: Yogya Style Gamelan (4:00) -- [unidenti...
4. radiOM.org - Lou Harrison at the Spaghetti Factory (1971) [5.068% Popularity: 0.00000]
Lou Harrison at the Spaghetti Factory (1971) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 89 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) A concert of Lou Harrison’s music, (with one piece by Carlos Chávez), performed at The Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco on January 24, 1971. Works include several pieces for solo piano by Lou Harrison, a sonatina for violin and piano by Chávez, and selections from “Young Caesar,” a homoerotic opera featuring life sized puppets and unconventional instrumentation by Lou Harrison with a libretto by Robert Gordon. This recording features excerpts from the first performance of the opera. Musical Selections: Prelude for Grand Piano (1938) / Lou Harrison -- Ground in E Minor, for piano (1936) / Lou Harrison -- Homage to Milhaud, for piano (1948) / Lou Harrison -- Western Dance. for piano (1947) / Lou Harrison -- Largo Ostinate (1936) / Lou Harrison -- Sonata No. 3, for piano (1938) / Lou Harrison -- Sonatina, for violin and piano (1924) / ...
5. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 22: Concert 2, Lou Harrison Gamelan Masterpieces [4.917% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 22: Concert 2, Lou Harrison Gamelan Masterpieces Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The 22nd Other Minds Festival was a special tribute to one of the most gifted and inspiring figures in the history of American classical music, Lou Harrison. “Just 100: Hommage to Lou Harrison” celebrates his 100th birth anniversary with two very special concerts held in February and May, 2017 at the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. The second concert - Lou Harrison Gamelan Masterpieces - was held on May 20th, to a capacity audience of 800 people. The first half of the concert began and ended with two striking organ works performed by the Basilica’s organist Jerome Lenk: The first, “Praises for Michael the Archangel” has been described as Harrison at his thorniest (see musical selection notes below). The second, “Pedal Sonata” is played only by foot on the organ pedals an...
6. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 8, Concert 1: 03 “Music for Bill and Me” by Lou Harrison [0.986% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 1: 03 “Music for Bill and Me” by Lou Harrison Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 4 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) “Music for Bill and Me” bears the mark "Oaxaca-Aptos, 66, 67." The work is for William Colvig, the composer's late partner and fellow instrument-builder. Colvig built many of the percussion instruments that have been used in Lou Harrison's music over the years. "David Tanenbaum Musical Selections: Music for Bill and Me (1966-7, rev. 1978) (3:07) / Lou Harrison Performers: David Tanenbaum, classical guitar Genre: 20th Century Classical Subject: 20th century classical ; Guitar music People: Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003 ; Tanenbaum, David Recording Date: 3/7/2002 Listen...
7. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 8: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 (video) [0.032% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 8: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 (video) View Item Type: Video Duration: 175 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The 8th Other Minds Festival of New Music, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on March 7, 2002, got off with Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian moderating a panel discussion with some of the Festival’s featured composers. First, Japanese composer and Ondes Martenot virtuoso, Takashi Harada, gives the history and demonstrates the various functions of this pioneering electronic keyboard instrument. Continuing the theme of early electronic instruments, Pauline Oliveros relates how her first experiences with the sounds of static emitted by her father’s radio sparked an interest in electronic sounds and music that only accelerated with the commercial availability of tape recorders. Ellen Fullman then demonstrates her long string instrument, which is essentially a set of about ...
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