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1. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Trimpin [6.315% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Trimpin Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 83 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) In a program recorded on May 17, 1990, as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Trimpin, a sculptor and composer who builds his own electronically controlled acoustic instruments, often using materials recycled from junkyards. Trimpin is one of the most stimulating one-man forces in contemporary music. A specialist in interfacing computers with traditional acoustic instruments, he has developed a myriad of methods for playing trombones, cymbals, pianos, and other instruments from a computer. He has collaborated frequently with Conlon Nancarrow, realizing that composer's piano roll compositions through various media. Born in Germany, Trimpin now resides in Seattle where numerous instruments that defy description adorn his amazing studio. In describing his work, Trimpin sums it up as ...
2. radiOM.org - Other Minds Presents Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Nancarrow Concert No. 1 ( 2 PM, Nov. 3, 2012 ) [5.082% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Nancarrow Concert No. 1 ( 2 PM, Nov. 3, 2012 ) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 96 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds This is the first concert of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. This concert was the second of three events held at Hertz Hall on the U. C. Berkeley campus on November 3, 2012. The concert begins with some brief remarks by Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic and Executive Director of Other Minds. He then introduces Trimpin, a composer and sound sculptor who has realized many of Nancarrow’s works utilizing a variety of technologies including a digital controller for a piano called a Vorsetzer, and other elaborate percussive sound sculptu...
3. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 1: Panel Discussion (Nov. 5, 1993) [5.070% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Panel Discussion (Nov. 5, 1993) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 72 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds A panel discussion held on Nov. 5, 1993 on the second day of the first Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 1), featuring revolutionary, reclusive, composer Conlon Nancarrow in one of his first appearances in the United States since his self-imposed exile after the Spanish Civil War, in which he fought as part of the famous Lincoln Brigade. Joining Nancarrow and the panel’s moderator, Other Minds’ Executive and Artistic Director, was Trimpin a composer, inventor, and sound sculptor who has collaborated with Nancarrow in digitizing his player piano rolls, thus enabling his music to be performed on a variety of unique instruments and sound installations. To digitize these hand punched rolls Trimpin first had to design a machine that could properly read them including capturing all the essential tempo and dynamics information. Since t...
4. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 1: Concert 1 (Nov. 4, 1993) [5.063% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Concert 1 (Nov. 4, 1993) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 81 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The first concert of the very first Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 1), was held on November 4, 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It featured world premieres of compositions by Conlon Nancarrow and Julia Wolfe, as well as performances by Trimpin, Beth Custer and a selection of songs by kora master Foday Musa Suso with some added help from Philip Glass. This groundbreaking inaugural concert of new music began with “Contraption No. 1” by Conlon Nancarrow, scored for a computer controlled piano developed by sound sculptor and frequent collaborator Trimpin. This was then followed by another new composition by the iconoclastic composer, “Study No. 47,” again featuring the computer controlled piano along with two modified bass clarinets played by Trimpin and Beth Custer, who then play another untitled clarine...
5. radiOM.org - Other Minds Presents Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Discover Nancarrow No. 1 - The Expanding Universe [5.052% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Discover Nancarrow No. 1 - The Expanding Universe of Conlon Nancarrow (Nov. 3, 2012) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 88 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds This is the first panel discussion of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. This panel discussion was the first of three events held at Hertz Hall on the U. C. Berkeley campus on November 3, 2012. After a brief introduction by Cal Performance Director Matias Tarnopolsky, Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic and Executive Director of Other Minds, gives a short talk reminiscing about his honeymoon trip to Mexico City to meet Nancarrow for the first time, and his role in reintroducin...
6. radiOM.org - Other Minds Presents Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Discover Nancarrow No. 2 - Eyeballs Out! How Perf [5.033% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration: Discover Nancarrow No. 2 - Eyeballs Out! How Performers Learned to “Play” Nancarrow (Nov. 4, 2012) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 110 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds This is the second panel discussion of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, and was held on November 2-4, 2012. This panel discussion was the first event held on November 4, 2012, following which there was a film presentation at the Pacific Film Archive Theater, and a concluding concert, also held at Hertz Hall on U. C. Berkeley campus. Moderator Charles Amirkhanian is joined by sound sculptor Trimpin, composer and musicologist Kyle Gann, pianola virtuoso Rex Lawson, the piano duo of Amy Will...
7. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 1: Panel on Legacy of John Cage (Nov. 6, 1993) [5.032% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Panel on Legacy of John Cage (Nov. 6, 1993) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 65 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) As part of the first Other Minds Festival (OM1), Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion on the Legacy of John Cage, held in San Francisco on November 6, 1993, just over a year after the legendary avant-garde composer’s death. The conversation begins with a reading of an excerpt of a letter written by Cage’s mother is which she compares his remarkable ethic with that of his own father,saying they were both like a tractor cutting through a field and bent on advising the world how to live well. Julie Lazar, curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art then describes Cage’s last exhibition which featured one gallery that would change every day; a Zen gallery that was designed to provide a space where people would feel comfortable and which was in fact largely a reprod...
8. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 [5.021% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 125 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The second concert of the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16), held on March 4, 2011, began as usual, with an informative and entertaining panel discussion moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. Most of the concert’s featured composers and performers gathered on stage, including David A. Jaffe, Agata Zubel, I Wayan Balawan, and Han Bennink, as well as sound sculptor Trimpin. Jaffe describes how, with the assistance of Trimpin, he has utilized a three dimensional computer mouse as a controller for a variety of instruments created by Henry Brant, some of which were suspended from the ceiling. Zubel provides a brief introduction to her first experiment with pure, non-textual, vocalizing, as well as describing some of her other compositions for orchestra. Balawan, then talks about how he uses ...
9. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 1: Composer’s Forum, Nov. 5, 1993 [1.406% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Composer’s Forum, Nov. 5, 1993 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 109 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The first Other Minds Festival of New Music, held in 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, included this Composer’s Forum, in which almost all the composers featured in the Festival participated. Moderated by Charles Amirkhanian, the director of Other Minds, this panel discussion included Robert Ashley, Trimpin, Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Tom Buckner, Jon Jang, Jai Uttal, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Foday Musa Suso. Conlon Nancarrow was ill and could not attend. Robert Ashley introduces an as of then unreleased recording of the prologue of his opera eL/Aficionado, which takes as its text a personal ad, giving it perhaps greater distribution than originally imagined by the anonymous seeker of romance. Tom Buckner then talks about the reasons behind his recent...
10. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 1: Composer's Forum, Nov. 1993 [0.238% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Composer's Forum, Nov. 1993 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 112 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds Additional Media Files (click to view) The first Other Minds Festival of New Music, held in 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, included this Composer’s Forum, in which almost all the composers featured in the Festival participated. In addition to playing brief excerpts of their works, each of the featured composers spoke briefly about the pieces that were to be heard during the course of the three day Festival thus setting the stage for what was a most momentous occasion. Moderated by Charles Amirkhanian, the director of Other Minds, this panel discussion included Robert Ashley, Trimpin, Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Tom Buckner, Jon Jang, Jai Uttal, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Foday Musa Suso. Conlon Nancarrow was ill and could not attend. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: eL/Aficionado, an opera [e...
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