KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Speaking of Music: David Moss, 1986, 1 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Speaking of Music
Program Length
118 min
1 of 2
1988-03-14 | broadcast
| 1986-10-09 | created
Charles Amirkhanian interviews percussiionist, vocalist, aavant-garde composer and radio producer, David Moss. Moss combines slashing textured percussion rhythms with an unbelievable voice that veers wildly around language and meaning. In this program Moss discusses percussion and voice as the vanguard of change in contemporary music; his work with children; producing nationally syndicated radio programs on new music; his choice to live in Marlboro, Vermont; and the role of the composer/performer/improviser in the late 20th Century. In addition Moss performed several of his pieces before a live audience, all as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. This program was recorded on October 9, 1986 by Brenda Hutchinson, edited by Robin Landseadel and produced for radio by Russ Jennings.
Musical Selections
[live introduction of Charles Amirkhanian] / David Moss -- [unidentified song from the CD “Dense Band”] (3:21) / David Moss -- State Of The Whirled (3:57) / David Moss & David Van Tieghem
David Moss, percussion, voice (all selections)
Fred Frith, bass, (unidentified song)
David Van Tieghem, percussion (State)
Avant-garde (Music)
Improvisation (Music)
Percussion ensembles
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
San Francisco (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Moss, David, 1949-
Van Tieghem, David