Episode #2326

"Green Music"

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Monday, September 27, 2004

This New Sounds program features works that deal with environmental and ecological disasters. There’s music from environmentalist Utah mayor and former MTV rocker, Phillip K. Bimstein. His work, “Dark Winds Rising, ” is based on the words of the Jake family, who grew up on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation on the Utah/Arizona border, and in 1991, their tribe rejected an offer to build a toxic waste incinerator on their ancestral land. Also hear “Downwind,” a musical theatre work, by the composer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, Ben Neill. Interestingly, one of the spoken texts includes the biography of a trumpet player from J.S. Bach’s time, Gottfried Reiche, who died as a refult of breathing in fumes and over-exertion at a torchlight concert.

PROGRAM #2326 “Green” Music (Mon. 9-27-04)





Phillip K. Bimstein

Garland Hirschi’s Cows

Dark Winds Rising [13:30]

Starkland #205**

Ben Neill

Private tape

Downwind [38:00]

The instrumental works have been released on the CD “Torchtower,” newtone #6723* This work appears never to have been issued with its narratives on CD.

Peter Maxwell Davies

Maximum Max

Farewell To Stromness, excerpt [2:00]

Collins Classics #14442, seems to be out of print, but try*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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