California EAR Unit

On this New Sounds program, the focus is on longtime leaders of the West Coast new music scene, the California EAR Unit. Host John Schaefer devotes an hour to the ensemble's performances of music by four different composers; Arthur Jarvinen, Morton Subotnick, Virko Baley, and Kitty Brazelton. The EAR Unit just marked its 20th anniversary season, and it remains as fresh a presence as ever in creation and performance of new music.

PROGRAM #2120 Featuring the California EAR Unit (First aired on 2/5/03)





The California EAR Unit

Andriessen, Carter, Jarvinen, et al

Arthur Jarvinen: Egyptian Two-Step [5:30]

New Albion #019

Kitty Brazelton

Chamber Music for the Inner Ear

Sonata for the Inner Ear - Exposition [4:30]
Recapitulation [6:00]

CRI #889 OR available for purchase at*

Morton Subotnick

The Key to Songs

The Key To Songs [23:00]

New Albion #012 OR available for purchase at*

Virko Baley


Manao Tupapao [18:00]

Cambria #1090
available for purchase at*

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