KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: A Visit with Paul Dresher, 1 of 2

Analog Audio


Event Type
Interview and Music
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
MC.1986.02.21.A
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
91 min
Part
1 of 2
Dates
1986-02-21 | broadcast
| 1986-02-21 | created
Description
Guitarist and composer Paul Dresher talks with Charles Amirkhanian and presents recordings of his music composed from 1979 to 1986. Included is an excerpt from the solo guitar work, “Liquid and Stellar Music”, which first brought notice to the Bay Area composer. Also heard is an excerpt from “Slow Fire”, a groundbreaking work of musical theater featuring the words and voice of Rinde Eckert, playing the character of a paranoid hit man with father issues. The program concludes with a recording of “Flashlight” by San Francisco Bay Area, avant-garde rockers, Marina LaPalma & Jay Cloidt.
Genres
Music Theater
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Musical Selections
Liquid and Stellar Music [excerpt] (1981) / Paul Dresher -- Slow Fire [text by Rinde Eckert] (1985) / Paul Dresher
Performers
Paul Dresher, guitar, electronics (all selections)
Rinde Eckert, vocals (Slow Fire)
Gene Reffkin, percussion (Slow Fire)
Subjects
Music theater
Electro-acoustic
Electronic music
Ambient sounds
Art commissions
Acknowledgment
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by Save America’s Treasures, a program of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Dresher, Paul
Eckert, Rinde
Reffkin, Gene