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1. - Speaking of Music Lou Harrison & Bill Colvig [7.286% 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. - A New Gamelan [5.088% 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. - Morning Concert Interview of Lou Harrison at the Center for World Music [5.072% 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. - New music, composers, poetry, video and audio streaming [5.059% Popularity: 0.00000]
Welcome to Other Minds (based in San Francisco) welcomes you to radiOM [ray-dee-om] .org — the website that brings you the sounds of revelationary new music and the voices of the revelationists themselves. Our offerings include interviews with some of the most influential composers of our time including Lou Harrison, Brian Eno, John Cage, Laurie Anderson, György Ligeti , and Anthony Braxton . We also offer concerts, sound poetry performances, lectures and documentaries in classical music, jazz, experimental music and other forms. The material you will find here is gleaned from thousands of hours of audio recordings from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley (1949-1995), and concerts and talks produced by Other Minds in San Francisco (1993-2005). We urge you to search our site often as new programs are added each month. Use of this site is free, but for unlimited access to the material registration is required. Login/Register Now Sample programs: Other Minds Festival OM 22: Concert 1, Pacific Rim Centennials Up...
5. - 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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