Other Minds Festivals ➔ Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Composer's Forum, Nov. 1993, 1 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Lectures and Panel Discussions
Other Minds
Program Series
Other Minds Festival
Program Length
112 min
1 of 2
1993-11-05 | broadcast
| 1993-11-05 | created
The first Other Minds Festival of New Music, held in 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, included this Composer’s Forum, in which almost all the composers featured in the Festival participated. In addition to playing brief excerpts of their works, each of the featured composers spoke briefly about the pieces that were to be heard during the course of the three day Festival thus setting the stage for what was a most momentous occasion. Moderated by Charles Amirkhanian, the director of Other Minds, this panel discussion included Robert Ashley, Trimpin, Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Tom Buckner, Jon Jang, Jai Uttal, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Foday Musa Suso. Conlon Nancarrow was ill and could not attend.
New music
Musical Selections
eL/Aficionado, an opera [excerpt from the prologue] (1987) (4:01) / Robert Ashley -- [free improvisation, excerpt] (ca. 1993) (2:36) -- Variations, for string quartet and chorus [excerpt, text by Ludwig Wittgenstein] (1987) (3:06) / Barbara Monk Feldman -- Father Death Blues [excerpt from the musical theater work “Hydrogen Jukebox,” text by Allen Ginsberg] (1990) (4:43) / Philip Glass -- The Color of Reality, for suona, tenor saxophone, flute, double bass, percussion, guzheng, and piano [excerpt from “Lily and Vincent Chin” movement] (1993) (1:35) / Jon Jang -- Study No. 3a, for player piano (3:17) / Conlon Nancarrow
Tom Buckner, voice (eL ; free)
Thomas Hamilton, synthesizer (free)
Ratzo B. Harris, bass (free)
Bruce Arnold, electric guitar (free)
Koor Nieuwe Muziek (Variations)
The Philip Glass Ensemble: (Father)
Elizabeth Futral, soprano (Father)
Michèle Eaton, soprano (Father)
Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano (Father)
Richard Fracker, tenor (Father)
Gregory Purnhagen, baritone (Father)
Nathaniel Watson, baritone (Father)
Martin Goldray, conductor (Father)
Liu Qichao, suona (Color)
David Murray, tenor saxophone (Color)
James Newton, flute (Color)
Jeff Chambers, double bass (Color)
Anthony Brown, percussion (Color)
Zhang Yan, guzheng (Color)
Jon Jang, piano (Color)
New music
Operas -- Excerpts
Improvisation (Music)
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with string quartet
Player piano music