KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Evenings on the Roof: Harry Partch Series No. 3

Analog Audio


Event Type
Music
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
ER.1966.09.04
Program Series
Evenings on the Roof
Program Length
71 min
Dates
1966-09-04 | broadcast
| 1965-09-05 | created
Description
Peter Yates continues his series of programs devoted to the music of Harry Partch. In this, the third of the series we hear a complete performance of Partch’s ballet, “The Bewitched, a dance satire”. Partch is perhaps best known for his compositions utilizing a 43 note scale and performed on his collection of hand made instruments. However many of his works were also theatrical in nature, calling for dancers or actors as well as musicians.
Genres
Music Theater
Microtonal music
Musical Selections
The Bewitched (1966) / Harry Partch
Subjects
Music theater
Microtonal music
Ballets
Unconventional instruments
Related places
Los Angeles (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Yates, Peter
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974