KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: Music of Janice Giteck (June 19, 1978)

Digital Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
48 min
1978-06-19 | broadcast
| 1978-05-08 | created
Recorded in 1978, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Janice Giteck about her European tour with the Port Costa Players in which they performed two of her works of ritual and musical theater, “Thunder like a White Bear Dancing,” and “Callin’ Home Coyote.” Giteck discusses the influence that contributed to her work, and the way in which they were received in different parts of Europe. Giteck also mentions her work with Berkeley’s Cazadero Music Camp, which during the Summer provides lectures, concerts, and workshops for adults and youth interested in world music.
New music
Music Theater
Musical Selections
Thunder like a White Bear Dancing [ritual based on the Ojibwa Mide Picture Songs] (1977) (14:00) / Janice Giteck - Callin' Home Coyote: a Burlesque [text by Lewis MacAdams] (1978) (9:20) / Janice Giteck
Port Costa Players (Thunder)
Thomasa Eckert, soprano (Thunder)
Roger Nelson, piano (Thunder)
Jane Lenoir, flute (Thunder)
John Duykers, tenor (Callin')
Andy Narrell, steel drums (Callin')
Karla Lemon, string-bass (Callin')
New music
Native American culture
Music theater
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble
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.