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1. radiOM.org - Words Program No. 7: Alvin Curran [6.644% Popularity: 0.00000]
Words: Program No. 7: Alvin Curran Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 62 min Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This recording, broadcast on October 13, 1969, features two tape works by Alvin Curran. The first piece, “A Day in the Country: Part 1” is a compilation of ambient recordings made in Italy that range from the sound of children playing to those of a walk along a shoreline. These sounds have then been spliced together so as to form a continuous soundscape reminiscent of, appropriately enough, spending a day in the countryside. The second composition, “The Rubber Bee,” made in collaboration with Clark Coolidge, is a slightly more traditional piece of sound poetry, although it is sparser than many examples in this series. Musical Selections: A Day In The Country: Part 1(1969) (35:30) / Alvin Curran -- The Rubber Bee (1969) (23:35) / Alvin Curran & Clark C...
2. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Alvin Curran, 1989 [6.643% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Alvin Curran, 1989 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer and musician Alvin Curran before a live audience on September 28, 1989, as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. Curran creates a sensuous music with instrumental, vocal, electronic, and natural sounds. In addition to his work as a founding member of the Rome based, radical avant-garde group, Musica Electtronica Viva (MEV), Curran has composed for many large-scale outdoor events. This program includes excerpts from “Maritime Rites” a work that incorporates the words of John Cage mixed with a selection of fog horns; his “Waterworks” for computer controlled ships’ horns; and “Crystal Psalms” for six choruses, percussionists, and instrumental quartets. Curran also talks about his commissioned piece for the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. (from KPFA Folio) Part 1 of 2: Musi...
3. radiOM.org - Morning Concert The Music of Alvin Curran, 1991 [6.629% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: The Music of Alvin Curran, 1991 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 91 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Alvin Curran is one of the most active and inventive avant-garde and electronic music composers of the current and past century. He was the co-founder of the radical music collective, Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), and has taught at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, as well as at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he was a visiting Professor of Music from 1991 to 2006. He specializes in works for keyboard, percussion, winds, voices, and natural sounds, often performed at outdoor sites. In this program, recorded in March of 1991, Curran introduces a number of his works, including “Erat Verbum” and “Electric Rags II.” Curran’s pieces incorporate ambient and musical sounds in a startlingly complex and lyrical evocation of the human spirit. (from KPFA Folio) Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Erat Verbum: Alpha [excerpt] (1990) (8:08) -- [...
4. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Alvin Curran in Italy [6.626% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Alvin Curran in Italy Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 81 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian presents an Ode to Gravity program featuring an interview with the composer Alvin Curran from his home in Rome. Selections from this informal talk with Curran are interspersed with musical excerpts, with a special emphasis on the group Curran helped found in the mid-1960s, Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV). The composer discusses other original members of the group, including Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum and Alan Bryant, and describes the synthesis of the group, its working methods, and the situation that led to its disbandment. Curran further describes the group’s second incarnation, MEV2, and briefly discusses his own recent work, “Music for Every Occasion.” The program concludes with selections by David Ahlstrom and Robert Erickson, featuring Jack Logan on trumpet Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: [excerpts of unidentified electronic music] -- ...
5. radiOM.org - The Music of Alvin Curran and MEV [6.615% Popularity: 0.00000]
The Music of Alvin Curran and MEV Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 132 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) A selection of recordings and live performances by Alvin Curran and the electronic improvisational group Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV). MEV was originally founded in Rome in 1966 by Curran, Richard Teitelbaum, Frederic Rzewski, Allan Bryant and others. It has since gone through several personnel changes and these later formations are sometimes referred to as MEV2. This program demonstrates the classic avant-garde, electro-acoustic music style that defined the MEV sound during the 1960s and early 70s. Using hand-built electronics and amplifying various household objects MEV concerts during this period were highly improvisational and occasionally quite loud. Anybody interested in the early electronic music of composers such as John Cage, David Tudor, and others should find these live concert recordings a fascinating window into those first days of ex...
6. radiOM.org - Morning Concert A Visit With Frederic Rzewski [5.062% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: A Visit With Frederic Rzewski Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 55 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian and Russ Jennings are joined in the KPFA studio by Frederic Rzewski, an American composer and performer, who has spent much of his adult life living in Rome and Brussels. Rzewski was a founding member of the radical, electronic, music group, Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), and the composer of a famous set of piano variations based on Sergio Ortega protest song “El Pueblo Undio Jamas Sera Vencido”. He is known for both his remarkable virtuosity as a performer, improviser and composer, as well as his committed involvement in leftist politics. How he resolves these in his work is a challenge which he has pursued with thoughtfulness and inventiveness of an uncommon sort. In this program he introduces a number of his pieces and talks about how his political views have influenced his work. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: The People United Wil...
7. radiOM.org - New Music America 1990: Montreal Musique Actuelles [5.059% Popularity: 0.00000]
New Music America: 1990: Montreal Musique Actuelles Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 138 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian Charles Amirkhanian reports on happenings of the 1990 installment of the peripatetic New Music America Festival, which began in 1979 and was held this year for the first time outside the U.S. Montreal Musique Actuelles highlighted the work of Canadian composers, performers and improvisers alongside the work of such well-known Americans as La Monte Young, Scott Johnson, and Alvin Curran. Among participants interviewed are Jean Piche, a composer who directed the Festival and whose own work for percussion and tape was a highlight. Also heard are the voices of Montreal composer Linda Bouchard who lives in New York and is active as a composer and conductor; Jan Wolff, artistic director of Icebreaker, an internationally acclaimed center for avant-garde music in Amsterdam; electro-acoustic music specialist Hildegard Westerkamp of Vancouver; Shannon Peet...
8. radiOM.org - New Music Seance 2005: Concert No. 2, Nude Rolling Down an Escalator [5.057% Popularity: 0.00000]
New Music Seance: 2005: Concert No. 2, Nude Rolling Down an Escalator Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 61 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2005 New Music Seance Concerts featured five hours of hypnotic solo piano music performed by Sarah Cahill or on the eerily disembodied Yamaha Disklavier, with additional spirit raising interludes by the Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmerman violin-piano duo. Held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, this second concert features works by Ruth Crawford, Alvin Curran, Kyle Gann, Terry Riley, and others. Part 1 of 7: Musical Selections: Prelude No. 4 (1924-25) (3:16) / Ruth Crawford Seeger -- Prelude No. 9 (1927-28) (2:54) / Ruth Crawford Seeger Performers: Sarah Cahill, piano Genre: New Music Subject: New music ; Piano music People: Seeger, R...
9. radiOM.org - New Music FM II: A Festival in Four Movements [5.052% Popularity: 0.00000]
New Music FM II: A Festival in Four Movements Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 152 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KSJN From KSJN (St. Paul, Minnesota) host Melinda Ward, of the Walker Art Center, introduces interviews and music by composers that were featured during the 1980 New Music America Festival in St. Paul Minnesota. This includes lengthy excerpts from Robert Ashley’s opera “Perfect Lives (Private Parts) and Alvin Curran’s mixed media piece “Small Circles Great Plains”. Also included is a free improvisation with violinist Leroy Jenkins and saxophonist Oliver Lake, works for piano by William Duckworth and Michael Nyman, as well as works by Libby Larsen and Stacey Bowers. This was the second of four nationally broadcast programs, each emanating from one of the four previous host cities of the New Music America Festival, and was meant as a preview to the 1983 Festival which was held in Washington D. C. in October 1983. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Perfect Lives (Private...
10. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Music by Fredric Rzewski and Garrett List [5.040% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Music by Fredric Rzewski and Garrett List Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 89 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA In a program, first broadcast on July 3, 1974, host Charles Amirkhanian introduces music by American composers, Frederic Rzewski and Garrett List, both of whom have set political texts against vibrant electro-acoustic instrumental backdrops featuring strongly rhythmic repetition. The program begins with “Coming Together,” a 1972 composition by Rzewski that takes as its text words by Sam Melville, a prisoner who was killed during the riots at Attica Correctional Facility in New York State. Rzewski, a founding member of the trailblazing improvisational electro-acoustic ensemble, Musica Elettronica Viva, is as well known for his leftist politics as he is for his brilliant piano playing and his remarkable compositions. Other works by Rzewski heard in this program include “Les Moutons de Panurge,” an aleatoric piece scored for any number of instruments of any type, and...
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