Program #1022

This highly varied program from March 10, 1994 includes a special, rare appearance in the New Sounds studio by R. Suppangah and the Royal Court Gamelan of Solo, an Indonesian court gamelan orchestra. We also hear from Steven Gorn and Robert Dick, a pair of very talented dueling flutists, electric guitarist Gary Lucas, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and Irish flutist Seamus Eagan. The show kicks off with works by Michael Nyman (pictured) and Alan Hovhaness, a dean of American composition who was also an improviser. We hear him improvising at our piano on a traditional Armenian song.

Program # 1022: A Private Reel (Again)(Aired 03-10-94)





Michael Nyman

live at WNYC, 11/93

The Piano, 2 excerpts {3:00}

The CD of "The Piano" soundtrack is on Virgin records** or available for purchase at*

Alan Hovhaness

Live, 9/91

improvisation {3:00}

Hovhaness' music has been records hundreds of times and is available at most classical record stores. For a comprehensive site about Hovaness, see

Gary Lucas

Live, 10/93

Grainger: Children's March {5:00}

Sun Ra: Interplanetary

Lowways {5:00}

Lucas' CDs are numerous. Try Amazon, or

Turtle Island String


Live, 12/93

Towner: Ecotopia {10.00}

For a TISQ discography, visit:

R. Suppangah & The Royal Court Gamelan of Solo

Live, 11/93

Untitled {2:00}
Serimpi Sanggupati {9:00}

Not commercially available.

Robert Dick & Steve Gorn

Live, 9/91

Calaveras Jump {7:30}

Dick & Gorn's CD "Steel & Bamboo" is available from O.O. Discs,

Seamus Egan

Live 9/93

Emily's Reel {4:00}

Egan appears on dozens of recent Irish CDs, some on the Green Linnet label. His own "A Week In January", is Shanachie (#65005). Available for purchase at*

Philip Johnston's Big Trouble

Live 10/91

Chillbone {4:00}

Big Trouble's CD is on the Black Saint label (#120152) and is available through

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