Episode #1919

Program #1919

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Saturday, May 31, 2003

Now over two decades running, the annual American Festival of Microtonal Music offers New Yorkers a feast of microtonal works - those which use pitches and musical scales not organized in the standard twelve tone to the octave equally tempered way. Host John Schaefer welcomes Johnny Reinhard, microtonal composer/bassoonist, who offers a collection of live performances of microtonal works by Giacinto Scelsi, Lou Harrison, Paul Erlich & Ara Sarkissian, David Eggar, and more.

PROGRAM #1919, Microtonal music, with Johnny Reinhard (First aired on 5/18/01)





Wim Hoogewerf

Live, Microthon 2000, Quaker Meeting House, NY, November 11, 2000

Ivor Darreg: Prelude #2 [1:20]

None of these performances are commercially available.

David Eggar


Four on the Floor, excerpt [6:30]


Conrad Harris


Giacinto Scelsi: L'ame Ailee [4:00]


AFMM Ensemble, Nathan Fuhr, conductor


Lou Harrison: Simfony in Free Style [4:30]

Harrison's other works are available on many CDs, especially on the New Albion, CRI, MusicMasters, and Music & Arts labels.

Greg Evans


Ultra, for horn, excerpt [4:50]


Paul Erlich & Ara Sarkissian


New Works in 22-tone Equal Temperament, excerpt [3:00]


Marc Jones Ensemble


Mostly Electric String Quartet #1, 2nd movement [4:30]


Alejandro Sanchez and Harris Becker


April in Paris [2:30]


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