KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Ode To Gravity: Desert Equations: The Music of Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Ode To Gravity
Program Length
55 min
1987-03-09 | broadcast
| 1987-03-04 | created
Composer Richard Horowitz and Iranian vocalist Sussan Deyhim combined the sounds of new wave electronica, percussion, and Middle Eastern modal music in their 1987 album, “Desert Equation: Azax Attra”. Charles Amirkhanian plays selections from the album and interviews Horowitz about how he and Deyhim constructed these enchanting blends of modern technology and ancient sounds. The music is scored for voice, nāy flute, percussion and electronic keyboards and has been described by some as an “electronic oasis”, dive right in and see why. (from KPFA Folio)
Popular music
World music
Musical Selections
Ishtar (3:56) -- Got Away (4:28) -- I’m a Man (5:17) -- Tear (2:44) -- Azax Attra (7:00) -- Jum Jum (4:40) -- Armour (4:46) -- Desert Equations [excerpt] (1:00)
Sussan Deyhim, vocals
Richard Horowitz, keyboards, etc...
World music
Popular music
Electronic music
Vocalises with electronics
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
Horowitz, Richard (Composer)
Deyhim, Sussan