Charles Amirkhanian Collection ➔ Composer-to-Composer Festival: Day 3 Discussions, Ricardo Dal Farra (August 17, 1989), 1 of 2

Digital Audio

Event Type
Lectures and Panel Discussions
C Amirkhanian
Program Series
Composer-to-Composer Festival
Program Length
63 min
1 of 2
| broadcast
| 1989-08-17 | created
A recording of the morning composer presentations with Ricardo Dal Farra on August 17, 1989 in Telluride, Colorado during the 1989 Composer to Composer Festival.

After four minutes of hearing the group chat and get settled in, Charles Amirkhanian begins by asking about the rehearsals from the pervious night, the problems with Trimpin’s installations, plans for the upcoming concert, and plans for the lunch picnic with the composers. He then introduces Ricardo Dal Farra.

Dal Farra talks about his background in music and how he arrived at his particular style of electroacoustic music. He plays his work “Karma” and then discusses his process of producing the sounds in the piece. He also describes his electronic processing of guitars and plays an unidentified work for guitar and live electronics.

Dal Farra continues by discussing his attitudes towards notation and improvisation. He plays his work “Ancestros” for woodwinds and electronics. He then takes questions from the other composers about his music and life before the group takes a break.
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Musical Selections
Karma (1987) (5:40) -- Integrados (1987) (7:55) -- Ancestros (1987) (9:10) / Ricardo Dal Farra
Ricardo Dal Farra, electronics
Arturo Gervasoni, acoustic guitar
Jorge Cumbo, quena, quenacho, and antara (Ancestros)
Electronic music
Electro-acoustic music
Digitized with support from the National Recording Preservation Foundation, The Copland Fund, and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.