Episode #3094

With Composer/Guitarist John Schneider

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Composer/guitarist John Schneider brings his microtonal guitars into the studio, to play his “Tombeau for Lou Harrison,” on this New Sounds.  Also, there's music by Lou Harrison for just intonation guitar, inspired by the Baroque era.

Plus, listen to speech-based music by composer Ben Johnston.  Johnston's work, "Tavern" is taken from texts by Rumi, and uses the outer limits of guitar tuning.  It actually took over 12 years for Schnieder to learn to both tune the guitar, and to sing in microtonal counterpoint in opposite directions to what he plays on the guitar.  That, and more. 

PROGRAM #3094, With John Schneider, “Tombeau for Lou Harrison” (First aired on Thurs. 7/8/10)                                               





John Schneider

Harrison: Por Gitaro: Suites for Tuned Guitars

Harrison: Serenade -  Sonata [2:09]
Serenade - Round [1:48]

Mode 195

John Schneider

Live, WNYC 7/7/10

Schneider: Tombeau for Lou Harrison – Valse Triste [3:00]

This performance not commercially available.

John Schneider

Live, WNYC 7/7/10

Ben Johnston: The Tavern, excerpts [7:00]

This performance not commercially available.

John Schneider

Live, WNYC 7/7/10

Schneider: Men are Men & Mountains are Mounrains - Tombeau for James Tenney [12:00]

This performance not commercially available.

Array Music

Ear Magazine: Vol. 15, No. 7, "New Music Canada"

James Tenney: Harmonium No. 5

Out of print, but seems to have rare copies of the magazine (and CD)  OR stream through acousticlab notes on psychoacoustics

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Comments [1]

Matthew Boyd from Hell

This is the worst show I have ever heard.

This guy is a blowhard and this music is horrible.

It is something that someone who is just winging it would do, but this guy has some kind of garbage backstory that makes it all the more insufferable because it is obvious he thinks it's fantastic.

Oct. 28 2012 11:42 PM

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