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1. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Gavin Bryars, Feb. 13, 1986 [5.082% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Gavin Bryars, Feb. 13, 1986 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 114 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA The English composer Gavin Bryars is interviewed onstage in front of a live audience by Charles Amirkhanian as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium's Speaking of Music series on February 13, 1986. With his wry sense of humor and his fascination with arcane philosophical movements of the early 20th century, Bryars fashions an engrossing evening of story telling, intermixed with discussions of his latest musical achievements. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: String Quartet No. 1 [excerpt] (1985) -- [an aria from "Civil Wars"] Genres: New Music ; 20th Century Classical Subject: Bryars, Gavin ; Eno, Brian, 1948- ; Adnan, Etel ; Cardew, Conelius ; Wilson, Robert, 1941- ; Scratch Orchestra ; String quartets ; Electronic music ; Operas -- Excerpts ; Philosophy -- 20th century ; Politics and culture ; New music ; 20th century classical People: Amirkhanian, Charles ...
2. radiOM.org - Improv:21 Gino Robair = I Norton, an improv opera [5.075% Popularity: 0.00000]
Improv:21: Gino Robair = I Norton, an improv opera View Item Type: Video Duration: 107 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: ROVA Composer/percussionist/improviser Gino Robair gathers an improv-orchestra of Bay Area musicians to help him demonstrate his music and methods for his improvised opera in progress called: “I Norton”. The opera is about the life of Joshua Abraham Norton , the self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States and well-known San Francisco eccentric from the 19th century. The work is meant to be improvised by the musicians based on the composer’s “audio kit” of ideas. Interspersed with the performance of parts of the work and recordings of past performances that have been remixed, Robair is interviewed by Derk Richardson and takes questions from the audience. Topics covered include Robair’s history as a percussionist, the inspirations for his improv-opera, his style of conducting an improvised performance, and his style of graphic notation. This event was held at the 21 Grand G...
3. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Peter Schickele on the music of P.D.Q. Bach [5.074% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Peter Schickele on the music of P.D.Q. Bach Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 48 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA The eminent musicologist and humorist Peter Schickele, discover of P.D. Q. Bach talks with conductor George Cleve about the works of this obscure, umpteenth child of J. S Bach. Best described as a manic plagiarizer P.D.Q. Bach has been entertaining audiences with his music for decades. The occasion for this broadcast was a preview of a concert Schickele was about to give with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra. Musical Selections: My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth / P.D.Q. Bach -- Quodlibet for Small Orchestra / Peter Schickele -- Iphigenia In Brooklyn / P.D.Q. Bach -- Opera Whiz / Peter Schickele -- The Stoned Guest [final scene] / P.D.Q. Bach Genre: Orchestral Music Subject: Schickele, Pete ; Bach, P. D. Q. ; Humorous music ; Madrigals ; Orchestral music ; Operas -- Excerpts People: Cleve, George ; Schickele, Peter ; Bach, P. D. Q. Recording Date: 11/27/...
4. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Meredith Monk [5.072% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Meredith Monk Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) From a recording made on November 11, 1984 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Meredith Monk about her life and career. Recent works discussed include her mixed media performance art piece "Games", her musical recording "Dolmen Music", and two experimental videos "Ellis Island" and "Rally". She also performs a few songs from her opera "Education of a Girl Child". Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Ellis Island [video] (1979) -- Rally (1977) Genres: Performance Art ; Opera Subject: Monk, Meredith ; Vocal music ; Vocalises ; Experimental videos ; Mixed media (Music) People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Monk, Meredith Recording Date: 11/2/1984 Part 2 of 2: Musical Selections: The Traveling Song -- The Tale -- Biography -- The Berlin Walls [film] Genres: Performance Art ; Opera Subj...
5. radiOM.org - Lou Harrison at the Spaghetti Factory (1971) [5.070% 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) / ...
6. radiOM.org - Morning Concert An Interview with John Adams, Feb. 1990 [5.069% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: An Interview with John Adams, Feb. 1990 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 66 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA From a program recorded in February 1990, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer John Adams about his music, including his two orchestral works, “The Wound-Dresser” and “Fearful Symmetries.” The composer of the opera “Nixon in China” also delivers a progress report on his next opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer”, as well as discussing his affinity for working with small orchestras, and other sundry topics. Born in Worcester, Mass on February 15, 1947, Adams celebrated his 43rd birthday the week of this recorded broadcast. (from KPFA Folio) Musical Selections: Nixon in China: News Has a Kind of Mystery (1985-87) (6:34) -- The Wound-Dresser [text by Walt Whitman] (1988) (18:40) Performers: James Maddalena, baritone (Nixon ; Wound) Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Nixon ; Wound) Edo de Waart, conductor (Nixon) Sanford Sylvan, baritone (Wound) Naoko Tanaka, violin...
7. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Avant-Garde Music from the Netherlands [5.067% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Avant-Garde Music from the Netherlands Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 52 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Han Reiziger joins Charles Amirkhanian in the KPFA studio to play selections of avant-garde music from the Netherlands. Like Charles, Han is a well known radio personality in the Netherlands, specializing in new and avant-garde music. Here he introduces American audiences to recent experimental works in jazz, classical, and electronic music, all by Dutch composers. The last three selections are mixed into a auditory montage in a style that Reiziger, who died in 2006, regularly employed on his own show on VPRO in the Netherlands. Musical Selections: Alexander's Marschbefehl / ICP-Tentet -- Steve’s Pipe (for Steve Lacy) / Michel Waisvisz -- Triste / Leo Cuypers -- Nieuw Werk, for bass clarinet & piano / Paul Termos -- Houdini [excerpt, text by Adrian Mitchell] (1977) / Peter Schat -- Hoketus [excerpt] (1975-77) / Louis Andriessen -- Crackle [excerpt] / M...
8. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Philip Glass [5.066% 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...
9. radiOM.org - Interview with Kurt Masur, 1987 [5.065% Popularity: 0.00000]
Interview with Kurt Masur, 1987 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 146 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews Kurt Masur, conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Joining them in the studio is German affairs commentator Helga Lohr-Bailey, conductor George Cleve, and violinist Jorja Fleezanis. Topics discussed include the origins of the Orchestra, the work of Mendelssohn, the lack of passion among young people that did not live through the turbulent times of the mid 20th century, and the differences between the musical cultures of Eastern Europe and the United States, among others. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: 1st Slavonic Dance Op. 46 (1878) / Antonin Dvorak -- Sinfonia No. 1 in C (1821) / Felix Mendelssohn -- Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56 (1873) / Johannes Brahms Performers: Kurt Masur, conductor Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Genres: Classical Music ; Orchestral Music Subject: 19th century classical ; Orchestral music ; Conduc...
10. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Composer Silvia Nakkach [5.065% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Composer Silvia Nakkach Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 61 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer, performer, and music therapist Silvia Nakkach (pronounced ‘nah-kash’). Born in Buenos Aires, Nakkach studied composition at Mills College with Anthony Braxton and David Rosenboom. She has since gone on to become the founder and director of The Vox Mundii Project, where Nakkach uses her singing as a means of healing, and has explored the integration of classical and indigenous chants with other spiritual practices. Musical Selections: Sound Forest / Silvia Nakkach -- The Nature of Change: Introduction ; Tango (To A. Piazzolla) ; Raga Duet / Silvia Nakkach -- Hasa (”Playful & Joyful”) / Silvia Nakkach -- Dhyana (”Contemplation”) / Silvia Nakkach -- Cutting Forces [excerpt from the opera “Amazonia Insight”) / Silvia Nakkach -- Woody / Silvia Nakkach -- Fuga / Astor Piazzolla [arr. by Egberto Gismonti] -- Tribal Dances [excerpt fro...
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