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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)

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RECORDING

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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

Same

Four on the Floor, excerpt [6:30]

 

Conrad Harris

Same

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

 

AFMM Ensemble, Nathan Fuhr, conductor

Same

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

Same

Ultra, for horn, excerpt [4:50]

 

Paul Erlich & Ara Sarkissian

Same

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

 

Marc Jones Ensemble

Same

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

 

Alejandro Sanchez and Harris Becker

Same

April in Paris [2:30]

 

For information on the American Festival of Microtonal Music, visit http://www.echonyc.com/~jhhl/AFMM/ OR contact afmmjr@aol.com

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