Charles Amirkhanian Collection ➔ Composer-to-Composer Festival: Concert 2 (August 19, 1989)

Digital Audio

Event Type
C Amirkhanian
Program Series
Composer-to-Composer Festival
Program Length
82 min
| broadcast
| 1989-08-19 | created
The second concert of the 1989 Composer to Composer festival held on August 19th, 1989. Includes works by John Lifton, Charles Amirkhanian, Ricardo Dal Farra, Tania León, John Cage, and Conlon Nancarrow.

John Lifton: Love Song for Unaccompanied Parrot (1984)
John Lifton, Voice

Charles Amirkhanian: Never Say Die (Homage to Nicolas Slonimsky) (1989)

Ricardo Dal Farra: Come ’n Go (premiere)
Jin Hi Kim, komungo; Ricardo dal Farra, electronic processors

Tania Leon: Momentum (1984)
Tania Leon, Piano

John Cage: Two (1987)
Laurel Wyckoff, flute; Velia Nieto, piano

Charles Amirkhanian clarifies a change in the program about Nancarrow’s Study No. 37, which will also be played by Trimpin’s “Klompen” after John Lifton’s performance. Nancarrow also says a few words about his piece.

Conlon Nancarrow: Study No. 37 (1968, arr. Trimpin 1989) premiere

John Liifton says a few words about the forces represented in “The Four Elements”.

John Lifton: The Four Elements (1989) premiere
John LIfton, voice; Ulli Sir Jesse, piano
Texts by Pamela Zoline

Charles Amirkhanian asks all participating composers to line up on stage after the concert for a group photograph.

The concert ends with another rendition of Conlon Nancarrow’s “Study No. 37” played by Trimpin’s “Klompen”.
New music
Mechanical music
Musical Selections
Love Song for Unaccompanied Parrot (1984) (3:28) / John Lifton -- Never Say Die (Homage to Nicolas Slonimsky) (1989) (6:10) / Charles Amirkhanian -- Come ’n Go (1989) (6:05) / Ricardo Dal Farra [premiere] -- Momentum (1984) (5:15) / Tania León -- Two (1987) (10:10) / John Cage -- Study No. 37 (1968, arr. by Trimpin 1989) (20:32) / Conlon Nancarrow [premiere] -- The Four Elements (1989) (9:18) / John Lifton [premiere] -- Study No. 37 [for Klompen] (1968, arr. by Trimpin 1989) (4:09) / Conlon Nancarrow
John Lifton, voice (Parrot ; The Four Elements)
Jin Hi Kim, komungo (Come ’n Go)
Ricardo Dal Farra, electronics (Come ’n Go)
Tania León, piano (Momentum)
Laurel Wyckoff, flute (Two)
Velia Nieto, piano (Two)
Ulli Sir Jesse, piano (The Four Elements)
Piano music
Sound sculpture
Improvisation (Music)
Art songs
Tape music
Pianola music
Mechanical musical instruments
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