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1. radiOM.org - Morning Concert The Music of Leonard Rosenman [5.208% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: The Music of Leonard Rosenman Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 129 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer Leonard Rosenman of Los Angeles about his work as a composer of concert music and motion picture scores. Mr. Rosenman was one of four 1949 KPFA staff alumni present at the 40th anniversary banquet for the station on April 29, 1989, and promised this return trip so that we can hear both his music and his reminiscences as the first programmer to interview living composers on KPFA. His first program, with composer Roger Sessions, was heard during the early months of the station's existence and was followed by programs with Ernst Krenek, Darius Milhaud, Henry Cowell and numerous other luminaries. Today, Rosenman is famous for his work as a film and television composer. After leaving KPFA in 1952 and heading for the East Coast and Europe, he returned in 1954 to Hollywood where he scored the soundtracks for “East of Eden” and ...
2. radiOM.org - Radiovisions #8, The New Consonance [5.079% Popularity: 0.00000]
Radiovisions: #8, The New Consonance Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 59 min Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: NPR Starting in 1969, Charles Amirkhanian was the first radio producer to broadcast substantial quantities of music by first generation minimalist composers. His early interviews with Steve Reich, John Adams, Paul Dresher, Laurie Anderson, Lou Harrison, and others form the basis of this fascinating exegesis of the sea change in contemporary music brought on by the use of consonant harmonies, steady pulse, and hypnotic repetition. But what was the historical artistic context that provoked this reaction, and what was the public's level of acceptance of these new one-note geniuses? That question and others are explored in this detailed and fascinating look at modern music and the changing nature of the avant-garde scene during the period from 1900 to 1980. Some of the breathtaking claims, like Lou Harrison's assertion that the music of Brahms, composed as it is in equal temperament, "is...
3. radiOM.org - Nicolas Slonimsky Eats Dinner [5.066% Popularity: 0.00000]
Nicolas Slonimsky Eats Dinner Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 170 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) In this three part program, the eminent musicologist, composer and conductor talks with Mrs. George Antheil, Charles Amirkhanian and Carol Law over roast duck at the home of Mrs. Antheil in Los Angeles, on December 28, [1970?]. Brace yourselves for a monologue that puts Spalding Gray to shame. Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995), whose career spans the period dating back to the mid-1920s, is totally uninhibited by a microphone hanging off a chandelier in the West Hollywood apartment of Böske Antheil (1902-1978). Amirkhanian and his wife Carol Law sit by helplessly as one course follows another. Recorded on a quarter-track reel-to-reel machine, the sound quality is less than sterling but the voyeuristic vantage point more than makes up for any difficulties. This is the new music equivalent of the Nixon Tapes. In the last part Slonimsky makes a pronounceme...
4. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music David Lang [2.816% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: David Lang Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 125 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer David Lang, on February 15, 1990, as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. Lang plays recordings of two of his orchestral works, including the world premier performance of his “Eating Live Monkeys”. Lang talks about some of the difficulties of writing new music for orchestras, including the typical lack of rehearsal time. Lang also describes his compositional techniques and his somewhat heretical opinion that notes are not the most significant part of his works. A self-described post-ugly music composer Lang’s compositions try to go beyond the dissonance that marked much of 20th century music, while still salvaging their ability to challenge both the listener and performer. In addition to his composing Lang is also one of the founders of the New York based Bang on a Can Festival, one of the premiere American...
5. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 7: Artist Forum and Concert 2, March 9, 2001 (video) [2.186% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 7: Artist Forum and Concert 2, March 9, 2001 (video) View Item Type: Video Duration: 162 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds The second concert of the 7th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 7), held on March 9, 2001, at the Cowell Theater of the Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco, began with a panel discussion featuring a number of the Festival’s featured composers and performers, moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. During this fascinating group discussion, Alvin Curran describes his “Inner Cities” a series of pieces of piano music, as “no frills music” that inhabits his heart in a manner that is quite unlike the more collaborative improvisations and electro-acoustic amalgamations for which he is perhaps better known. Composer and jazz pianist Andrew Hill then talks about his own work for solo piano which he composed while ensconced in an Italian palace and describes it as both a portrait of a fellow res...
6. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 8, Concert 2: 05 “Blends” by Richard Teitelbaum [0.812% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: 05 “Blends” by Richard Teitelbaum Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 26 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) I composed “Blends” while studying with the great shakuhachi master Katsuya Yokoyama in Tokyo in 1976-77, and many aspects of the piece came out of those studies. The form of the piece follows a kind of global circumnavigation, starting out in a fairly traditional Japanese manner (actually making use of a piece I had written in 1974, derived from the traditional Kinko Honkoku classic “Hi Fu Mi Hachi Gaeshi”). This part of the score is written in traditional "Kinko" shakuhachi notation, starting on the middle right part of the score and reading downwards from right to left. The synthesizer briefly makes reference to the even older (originally Chinese) Gagaku (court) music. The music then "moves eastwards" across the Pacific and explores the beats, aural harmonics and difference tones characteristic of the...
7. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 7: Artist Forum and Concert 1, March 8, 2001 (video) [0.453% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 7: Artist Forum and Concert 1, March 8, 2001 (video) View Item Type: Video Duration: 145 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds The 7th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 7) began with a concert held on March 8, 2001, at the Cowell Theater of the Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco. Beginning a new tradition the night’s festivities began with a panel discussion, moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, who introduces a number of the evening’s featured composers and performers. Pianist Eve Egoyan, talks about the challenges of performing the works of Alan Hovhaness and Alvin Curran as well as relating her personal experience as a musician of Armenian parents growing up in Canada. Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov describes her collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, who been instrumental in introducing her works to Western audiences. Chris Brown, best known for his electronic and computer music, discusses his wo...
8. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Leo Ornstein: An 88th Birthday Tribute [0.445% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Leo Ornstein: An 88th Birthday Tribute Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 133 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Charles Amirkhanian celebrates the 88th birthday of American composer Leo Ornstein with a special program devoted to his music. Born in Kremenchug Russia, on December 11, 1892, (or Dec. 2, 1893) he moved to the United States in 1907. His antics as a pianist, including his introducing to concert audiences around 1910 a brand of composing previously unknown, brought him a reputation as a fiery radical of the keyboard. His experiments in percussive sonorities and dissonance presaged those of Bartok, Cowell, and Antheil. But by 1927 he had retired due to nervous exhaustion brought on by an overwhelming concert schedule. He later founded a music school in Philadelphia bearing his own name and taught such future notables as Berkeley, California composer Andrew Imbrie. At the time of this program he continued to compose...
9. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Nicolas Slonimsky at 97, (June 1991) [0.228% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Nicolas Slonimsky at 97, (June 1991) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 59 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) A program in honor of Nicolas Slonimsky in celebration of his 97th birthday. Charles Amirkhanian plays a number of pieces by and for Slonimsky, including a couple of his own compositions written for his old friend. Also heard is a telephone conversation between Slonimsky and Charles Amirkhanian in which they discuss the latest edition of “Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians” of which Slonimsky is the editor. Slonimsky also discusses the advances in musical composition during the last century including Schoenberg's 12 tone system, the use of dissonance, as well as his own revolutionary developments in piano playing. Musical Selections: Heavy Aspirations [excerpt] (1973) / Charles Amirkhanian -- A Berkelium Canon (1991) / Charles Amirkhanian & Henry Kaiser -- [unidentified piece] / Nicolas Slonimsky -- [uniden...
10. radiOM.org - Pacifica Chamber Players An Avant-Garde Concert, (January 19, 1971) [0.134% Popularity: 0.00000]
Pacifica Chamber Players: An Avant-Garde Concert, (January 19, 1971) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 103 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA The Pacifica Chamber Players, formed for the purpose of playing studio concerts over the air on KPFA, present a concert of music composed for the ensemble by Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, Charles Shere, Julian White, plus a work written by the American composer Henry Brant. The Players include different performers for each concert, depending on the music chosen by the ensemble's director, clarinetist, Thomas Rose. The first piece, "Knell", by Amirkhanian features the tape manipulation of a previously recorded live concert and uses numerous unusual sound-making devices. Brant's "Variation for Four Instruments" was written when Brant was only 17 years old. This early work exhibits what Brant has termed "oblique harmony," a procedure by which the various resolutions of the separate voices sound at different times, (in the form of a slant when vie...
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