2/28/93 GALA BIG BANG
3:00 Lupie Montana's "SHOOTING SCRIPT" (a radio-film)
Playwright Denise Lanctot writes for screen, stage and music hall; composer Eve Beglarian (Buchla Lightning Wands) merges serial techniques with funk, MIDI technology with ancient Medieval forme fixe, audio with visual.
"Magical, passionate and virtuosic" exploration of ethnic song and extended techniques by Dawn Buckholz, composer/electro-acoustic cellist/vocalist and Tom McGrath, percussionist.
Our series house band, last Sunday each month: Grisha Alexiev, drums; Kitty Brazelton, composer, voice; Hui Cox, electric guitar; Greg Jones, electric bass; Elizabeth Panzer, harp; Tom Varner, French horn, composer; Chris Washburne, trombone; Danny Weiss, alto sax; Mary Wooten, cello.
3:00 Wendy Chambers, toy piano
Her repertoire includes pieces by Cage, Steven Swartz, Kyle Gann, Bernadette Speach, and William Schimmel.
4:00 SONGS FROM A RANDOM HOUSE
Avant-folk songs of events that could happen in anyone's life from Alan Drogin (soprano ukelele, chord organ, lap-steel guitar, mandolanjo), Gregor Kitzis (viola, mandolin), Steven Swartz (voice, baritone ukelele, drone).
5:00 FAR EAST SIDE BAND
Jason Hwang, 5-string violin; Sang-Won Park, kayagum (Korean koto), ajang (bowed zither), and Yukio Tsuji, percussion, shakuhachi, create delicate and explosive improv from ancestral cultures and American experiences.
3:00 Evert & Everton Silvester
Jamaican Silvester is a Green Card poet, high school English teacher and novelist. In South Africa, Evert Eden's plays were banned.
4:00 Diana Herold, marimba
Mallet percussionist for Wynton Marsalis, John Cage and Muhal Richard Abrams, Herold has led a jazz quartet and performed works by Bach and Ives.
5:00 SHE NEVER BLINKS
The softly persuasive heterodoxy of guitarist Stephen Vitiello and vocalist Lydia Kavanagh with multi-percussionists Marc & Paul Mueller, bassist Shin Shimokawa, and guest cellist Mary Wooten.
3/21/93 REAL COMPUTER MUSIC
3:00 Real Computer Music
Virtual sound. The noise of the bit-stream; the music of the interface. The computer conspires in another revolution marked not by a single-minded aesthetic but rather a range of styles, as diverse as the information processed daily by Macintoshes and PC's, Sun and NeXT workstations, custom-built interactive digital devices and esoteric 'software synthesis' computer-music languages such as CMIX & CSOUND. Works by Brad Garton, Paul Lansky, Mara Helmuth, Doug Chalmers, Jay Hardesty, Roger Reid, Robert Rowe, Alice Shields, Jonathan Berger, David Jaffe, John Chowning, Ira Mowitz and others, next-to-last Sunday every month.
3/28/93 for International Women's Month 1993
3:00 Lorraine Llamas and Stephanie Simpson
The Spoken Word, Downtown Lust.
3:45 Music of Chen Yi
Two poems by Ms. Li Qing-zhao of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) set for soprano, violin and cello by Ms. Chen, ex-resident composer of the Beijing Opera Troupe now at Columbia U.
4:30 IVORY CONSORT - Renaissance viols & voice
Founded by Jay Elfenbein (viola da gamba, violone and double bass), the Consort performs music from the Renaissance with some Baroque & Medieval sources, centered on bowed strings.
Music by Diedre Murray, Marjorie Hess (of Minneapolis), Marie McAuliffe, Eve Beglarian and Kitty Brazelton; meet the composers!
4/4/93 MUSICS OF HUI COX
3:00 Elizabeth Panzer, talking harp
Improvised and composed works informed by Panzer's experience with Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, John Cage, Elliott Carter and many more.
4:00 Songs of Hui Cox
Cox has composed for folksinger Ritchie Havens, jazzman Stanley Turrentine, German soundtracks and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, also music-directing the African sound of Baba Olatunji and the White House military stage band.
5:00 THE NEW FARMERS ART ENSEMBLE FOR EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
Long-awaited reunion of a psychedelic Baltimore ensemble led by guitarist Cox with Greg Mack, drums; Vaughn Bratchen, bass; Chuck Klapka, woodwinds, and percussion galore.
4/11/93 EASTER SUNDAY
3:00 Brother Greg
Ex-minister Brother Greg recalls a true Easter story of hanging out with missionaries in Taiwan, speaking in tongues, going for a miraculous healing.
4:00 THE USUAL SUSPECTS, a cappella sextet
Kayla B. Werlin (soprano), Sherry Zukof (soprano), Harriet R. Goren (alto), David Eisenberg (tenor), Steve Friedman (bass) and Robb Moss (bass) sing Monteverdi and English madrigals, Cole Porter and the B-52's.
5:00 Alice Shields - NIGHTWAY
An electronic music drama inspired by the Navajo Nightchant ceremony. Shields as the Earth speaks, chants and sings to voodoo drums and supernatural voices.
3:00 Real Computer Music
5:00 Libby Van Cleve, oboe with computer
Works for solo reed and digitally realized environs by Jonathan Berger, Christos Hatzis, Eleanor Hovda and Jack Vees.
3:00 Darius James
Reading excerpts from Negrophobia, "James uses blaxploitation-speak and a Bunuelian screenplay format to house his loas" (Voice 1/19/93).
3:45 John Hoppe
Founder of SARCASTIC ORGASM, Hoppe has played punk rock, sung opera, and yodeled. He will premiere an acoustic work written for this series.
4:30 MERIDIAN ARTS ENSEMBLE
"One of America's finest young brass quintets" (Key Note) with a repertory spanning six centuries, Meridian expands the classics to include Hendrix, Afro-Cuban and South African folk musics, etc..
3:00 THE MELLOW EDWARDS
Steve Gluckin, electric rhythm guitar; Curtis Hasselbring, lead trombone; and Andrew Plaisted, drums, play Dvorak, Dolphy and Black Sabbath.
3:45 Matt Sullivan, microtonal oboe
Playing the cracks between the holes. Premieres by First, Kannar and Ulrich.
4:30 Chris Washburne's SYOTOS GROUP
The trombonist most deserving of wider recognition.
5:15 Cooper Moore
With diddley-bo (electric bass monochord), twanger (2-string electric tension lute), slap-pipe (7 foot amplified pipe), horizontal hoe-handle harp and other self-made instruments, Moore creates a vast timbral universe.
5/9/93 MOTHER'S DAY
3:00 Critics Arguing
The future of jazz debated by Howard Mandel, Don Palmer, Ted Panken and Kevin Whitehead.
4:00 Tom Varner Quintet
Celebrating the release of their Black Saint CD The Mystery of Compassion, Varner, composer/French horn; Ed Jackson, alto sax; Rich Rothenberg, tenor sax; Mark Richmond, bass; and Tom Rainey, drums, bring "an openness to non-musical influences...one reason this music sounds like no one else's."
5:00 Bern Nix
The harmelodic Charlie Christian - a total blues original.
3:00 Ed Broms, bass, and Christine Coppola, dance
Deep down microtonality among other good moves.
4:00 Jeffrey Schanzer, guitar
Precision plectrist with a gentle touch.
5:00 BOG LIFE
Twisted chamber operettas with Kitty Brazelton, mezzo-soprano; John Uehlein, baritone; Libby Van Cleve, oboe; Nina Kellman, harp; Chris Nappi, marimba & percussion, and Jay Elfenbein, double bass.
3:00 Real Computer Music
5:00 FIRST AVENUE
20th century concert music embraces improvisation via Matt Sullivan (oboe, English horn & digital horn), William Kannar (contrabass, computer), C.Bryan Rulon (analog & digital synthesizers, piano and NeXT).
5/30/93 PLANETARY PARTY
3:00 Lee Torchia
A student of Indian classical vocal music, American jazz and LaMonte Young, Torchia sings a rag accompanying herself on tamboura.
3:30 Mara Helmuth
For octet and NeXT computer.
4:00 Phil Kline
Over the past two years television and film composer Phil Kline has developed a unique sound world with an orchestra of boom boxes. He will premiere a work with regards to the solar system with 24 portable tape decks throughout the space.
4:30 THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Dr. Allen Dorfman Musicians, singers and anyone present will be grouped by register into six planetary areas: Saturn, contra-bass, Jupiter, bass, Mars, tenor, Earth, alto, Venus, soprano, Mercury, sopranino, to experience the ancient Greek and other theories of the origin and essence of music.
6:00 TRIBUTE TO SUN RA
DADADAH + guests.
6:30 ALL-GALAXY POLYTONAL BLUES SYMPHONY
Everyone plays, from planetary positions. Find your own orbit & take a 12-bar solo any old way you choose it.
RED GIANT SEASON FINALE FREE WITH AN INSTRUMENT (voice counts) BUT YOU HAVE TO PLAY IT