Charles Amirkhanian Collection ➔ Composer-to-Composer Festival: Day 4, Afternoon Session (August 19, 1988), 2 of 2

Analog Audio


Event Type
Lectures and Panel Discussions
Origin
C Amirkhanian
Identifier
CTC.1988.08.19.B
Program Series
Composer-to-Composer Festival
Program Length
152 min
Part
2 of 2
Dates
| broadcast
| 1988-08-19 | created
Description
A recording of the second general private discussion on August 19, 1988, during the 1988 Composer to Composer festival in Telluride, Colorado.

The composers are in mid conversation, discussing localism, and then speak a little about the distribution of gamelan in the USA, before moving on to the language of computers. The subject then moves to the crossover of non-commercial experimental artists into the more commercial and rock realm, and the implications of that. The topic of “new age music” circulates through the group, also touching on the subjects of silence and Muzak, before a few announcements about the day’s schedule are made.

The composers then share their views on the benefit of a festival like Composer to Composer as well as what they would like to see or have happen during the course of their time there and in future festivals.

Before concluding, Charles Amirkhanian introduces several guests in the room before several other people make announcements and composers ask questions about the upcoming events.
Genres
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subjects
Gamelan
Computer programs
Electronic music
New Age music
Composers -- 20th century
Discussions in contemporary culture
Acknowledgment
Digitized with support from the National Recording Preservation Foundation, The Copland Fund, and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.