KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Soundspot: Programs 20-38

Analog Audio


Event Type
Music
Origin
NPR
Identifier
AM.1981.11.25.2
Program Length
88 min
Part
2 of 2
Dates
1981-11-25 | dubbed
Description
A collection of short (2 minutes or less) pieces of music highlighting avant-garde composers working in the 1980s. While most of these are pieces are percussive and instrumental, the examples also include electronic music , sound poetry, improvisations, vocalises, electro-acoustic, and musique concrète. These vingettes of experimental music composed in the early 1980s provide a facinating snapshot of the avant-garde scene at that time. Soundspot was produced by David Moss for National Public Radio.

This recording represents Soundspots 20-38.
Genres
New music
Avant-garde
Musical Selections
Thickness of the Bush / Joseph Celli -- Rapture / David Moss -- Mother's Day / Pauline Oliveros -- Niche -- Rhythmic Structure Can Be Ordered In Several Ways / David Moss -- Improvised Duet / John Zorn & David Moss -- Allergy Questions / David Moss -- De Montañas / Baird Hersey & David Moss -- Welcome to Whooper City / David Moss -- Work for amplified sound sculptures / Arthur Wellwood -- Untitled -- Sometimes I Just Like to Sing / David Moss -- Slightaphonic / Richard Waters -- Four Chords / David Moss -- Willy and Ducks / Michael Lytle & George Cartwright -- Holes In the Wall / David Moss -- Reading Between the Lines / Fred Frith -- [dedication to Harry Bertoia] Untitled -- Clusters / David Moss
Performers
Joseph Celli, English horn (Thickness)
Malcolm Goldstein, violin (Thickness)
David Moss, percussion and voice (Rapture, Improvised duet, Allergy, Untitled); voice (Niche, Rhythmic, Sometimes, Holes, Clusters); percussion (De Montañas, Whoopers, Untitled, Four)
Pauline Oliveros, concertina (Mother's)
Linda Montano, concertina (Mother's)
John Zorn, reeds (Improvised duet)
Baird Hersey, guitar (De Montañas)
Gravity Adjusters Expansion Band (Slightaphonic)
Michael Lytle, clarinets (Willy)
George Cartwright, saxophones (Willy)
Fred Frith, guitar, voice and percussion (Reading)
Subjects
New music
Avant-garde (Music)
Electronic music
Electro-acoustic
Percussion music
Improvisation
Vocalises