KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: Discussions with Paul Dresher, Gerald Oshita, and J.D. Parren, 1 of 2

Analog Audio


Event Type
Interview and Music
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
MC.1991.05.02.A
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
119 min
Part
1 of 2
Dates
1991-05-02 | broadcast
| 402 | created
Description
From a recording made in May of 1991, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Paul Dresher about his theatrical production, “Pioneer”, which "celebrates and exposes American explorers and the myths of the pioneering spirit." Several songs from the production are also heard. The two also discuss the difficulties in portraying offensive attitudes such as racial bigotry and the history of American colonialism. In the second half of the program is Charles and Paul are joined by Gerald Oshita and J.D. Parren. Topics include finding reeds for the sarrusaphone, incorporating computer music into their music, and their influences from Euro-pop to Japanese Butoh dancers.
Genres
Music Theater
Musical Selections
The untold story: The edge of sleep / Paul Dresher & Ned Rothenberg -- Big ole white boys / Terry Allen -- Cortez / Paul Dresher -- Columbus / Paul Dresher -- Eulogy / Paul Dresher -- 100 years from now / Paul Dresher & Rinde Eckert -- Yo ho ho / Terry Allen -- Truck load of art / Terry Allen -- Subjump [excerpt] / JD Parran
Performers
Rinde Eckert, vocals
Phil Aaberg, keyboard
Craig Fry, violin
Gene Reffkin, percussion
Jo Harvey Allen, vocals
John Duykers, vocals
Paul Dresher, bass, keyboard, electronics
J.D. Parran, alto clarinet (Subjump)
Ned Rothenberg, (Subjump)
Robert Dick (Subjump)
Subjects
Music theater
Prejudices
Imperialism