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1. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Pierre Boulez [6.278% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Pierre Boulez Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 138 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA From February 1986, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Pierre Boulez and Andrew Gerzso as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. Boulez discusses the pros and cons of microtonal music and spatial music, as well as delving into the technical details of his work, “Répons”, excerpts of which are heard. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Répons [excerpts] (1980-84) / Pierre Boulez Genre: Electro-Acoustic / Electronic Subject: Boulez, Pierre, 1925- ; Microtonal music ; Electro-acoustic ; Spatial music ; Electronics with chamber orchestra ; Composition (Music) People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Boulez, Pierre, 1925-2016 ; Gerzso, Andrew Recording Date: 2/16/1986 Part 2 of 2: Musical Selections: Répons [excerpts] (1980-84) / Pierre Boulez Genre: Electro-Acoustic / Electronic Subject: Boulez, Pierre, 1925- ; Microtonal music ; Electro-acoustic ; Spatial music ; E...
2. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Philip Glass [6.270% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Philip Glass Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 146 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian Additional Media Files (click to view) Charles Amirkhanian interviews Philip Glass on September 13, 1988, before a live audience as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. They discuss Glass’ early experiences in theater, his work with Ravi Shankar, his development of minimal music, and his work with modern opera and cinema. Part 1 of 3: Musical Selections: [unidentified piece with whirly instruments] / Sarah Hopkins -- Music in Fifths [excerpt] (1969) / Philip Glass -- The Canyon [excerpt] (1988) / Philip Glass -- Open the Kingdom / Philip Glass Performers: Sarah Hopkins, (selection of whirly instrument music) Genres: Minimalism ; Opera Subject: Shankar, Ravi, 1920- ; Glass, Philip ; Boulanger, Nadia ; Opera ; Minimal music ; Music -- India ; Composition (Music) ; Alien abduction ; Music theater People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Glass, Phil...
3. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Leo Ornstein [6.262% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Leo Ornstein Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 98 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian Additional Media Files (click to view) Recorded on October 20, 1988 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Leo Ornstein over the phone, while Martha Anne Verbit and Marvin Tartak play a number of his compositions for the piano. Charles is also joined by Ornstein's son Severo as well as Andrew Imbrie. Also heard are a couple of video clips including an interview between Ornstein and Vivian Perlis. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: A la Chinoise, Op.39, (ca. 1918) / Leo Ornstein -- Sonata No. 4 (ca. 1924) / Leo Ornstein Performers: Martha Anne Verbit, piano Genres: 20th Century Classical ; New Music Subject: Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; 20th century classical ; New music ; Piano music ; Sonatas (Piano) ; Composition (Music) People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; Verbit, Martha Anne ; Imbrie,...
4. radiOM.org - Cabrillo Music Festival 1979 Composers' Round Table [6.256% 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...
5. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Louis Andriessen, 1984 [6.256% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Louis Andriessen, 1984 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 101 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has outspoken views on music and society which have thrust him into a leadership role among the musically and politically radical of his country. In this program, recorded on Jan. 1, 1984 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Andriessen discusses, among other things, his objections to (and fascination with), the music of the American “minimalists”. Several excerpts of his works are also heard, including some of his own minimal and political music. (from KPFA Folio) Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: On Jimmy Yancey [excerpts] (1973) -- Hoketus [excerpt] (1975-77) -- De Staat [excerpts] (1972-76) Performers: Orkest de Volharding (Jimmy) Hoketus (Hoketus) Genres: 20th Century Classical ; Minimalism Subject: Andriessen, Louis, 1939- ; Plato ; Orkest de Volharding ; Hoketus (Musical group) ; Composers -- Ne...
6. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Joan La Barbara, 1984 [6.256% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Joan La Barbara, 1984 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 91 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Recorded on March 8, 1984 as part of the San Francisco’s Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews avant-garde vocalist and composer, Joan La Barbara, before a live audience. Born in 1947 La Barbara has worked with such well known modern composers as John Cage, Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, and her husband of many years, Morton Subotnick. In this program Joan La Barbara talks about her evolution from a singer of the classical repertoire to one that focuses on experimental and new music. She also discusses the difference between public support for the arts in America and Europe. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Berliner Träume (1983) / Joan La Barbara Genre: New Music Subject: La Barbara, Joan, 1947- ; Vocal music ; Vocalises ; New music ; Composition (Music) People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; La Barbara, Joan, 1947- Recording Date: 3/8/1984...
7. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity The Music of Larry Parque [6.254% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: The Music of Larry Parque Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 56 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA A program dedicated to the music of San Francisco Bay Area composer Larry Parque, who has experimented extensively with graphic notation and mathematical forms in music. Parque, an architect and a member of the faculty of the San Francisco State University’s Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Department was, at the time of this recording, engaged in composing a work for 21 musicians and 21 film projectors. In this program you will hear “Set II” and “Duet from Ellie”, both performed by Mimi Dye on viola and Douglas Blumenstock on cello, as well as a provocative discussion with the composer and performers. The cellist attacks the composer over how much the music depends on the sensitivity and improvisational skills of the performers, as opposed to the vision of the composer. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Set II (1968-69) (17:42) / Larry Parque -- Duet from Ellie ...
8. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Milton Babbitt [6.250% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Milton Babbitt Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 103 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA In a program recorded on November 15, 1984 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Milton Babbitt. Babbitt taught at Princeton and Juilliard among other institutions; won numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 1982; and has several honorary doctorates. In this talk he describes in great scholarly detail the various techniques he has used in his compositions, and any serious student or pianist would be thrilled to hear what is essentially a free class in music theory given by one of America’s foremost professors. Joining Babbitt and Amirkhanian is pianist Alan Feinberg who plays a number of Babbitt's works. Feinberg also explains why one of Babbitt’s pieces could not be played on the piano provided by the San Francisco Exploratorium, where this event was held, because the piano wa...
9. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Alan Hovhaness, Oct. 1989 [6.246% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Alan Hovhaness, Oct. 1989 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 127 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Alan Hovhaness for the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, recorded on October 3, 1989. The Armenian-American composer discusses the roots of his musical expression and demonstrates various techniques on the piano. His music is performed by New York pianist Şahan Arzruni, who brings unexcelled vigor to Hovhaness’ early keyboard works and who himself poses some pertinent questions and introduces his evaluation and analysis. Arzruni is later joined by percussionist William Winant in a stirring rendition of selected movements from the rarely performed “Invocations to Vahaken”. (from KPFA Folio) Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Midnight Bell [from “Five Visionary Landscapes, Op. 214”] (1965) / Alan Hovhaness -- Two Ghazals, Op. 36a"b (1963) / Alan Hovhaness -- Khaldis, Op. 91 [excerpt] (1951) / Alan Hovhan...
10. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Shulamit Ran, 1983 [6.245% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Shulamit Ran, 1983 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 76 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Shulamit Ran is an Israeli-American composer and long time member of the faculty at the University of Chicago. Her music’s expansive and dramatic nature make her a very interesting composer. In this program, recorded on December 1, 1983, as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Ran presents recordings of her “Apprehensions” a setting for a text by Sylvia Plath, and “Fanfare” for two multi-tracked sopranos. In addition clarinetist Laurel Hall and cellist Daniel Reiter perform a new work, “Private Game.” Before each piece Ran provides an explanation of her intent and then after hearing the music she goes into technical detail about how she composed the pieces. The host of this live event was Charles Amirkhanian, and it was produced for radio by Russ Jennings. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Apprehensions, for voice, clarinet, and piano ...
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