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Episode #3049

Hauschka's Prepared Piano

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Friday, March 12, 2010

For this New Sounds, we'll hear music from Hauschka, also known as Volker Bertelmann. He's a German composer whose indie-chamber/post-rock music revolves around the sound of the prepared piano. He'll prepare our Steinway and play live. That, and more.

PROGRAM # 3049, with Hauschka (First aired on Fri., 03/12/10)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Steffen Schleiermacher

John Cage: The Complete Piano Music Vol 1: The Prepared Piano 1940-1952

John Cage: Sonata No. 6, excerpt [1:00]

MDMG 61307812
www.mdg.de OR www.schleiermacher-leipzig.de

Hauschka

Live, WNYC studio, 3/12/2010

Improvisation 1 for Prepared Piano [3:00]
Improvisation 2 [4:00]
Improvisation 3 [4:30]
Improvisation 4 [5:00]
Blue Bicycle [5:30]

These performances not commercially available. But, "Blue Bicycle" appears on his album, “Ferndorf.” See below.

Hauschka

Ferndorf

Blue Bicycle, excerpt [1:00]

Fat Cat #1308.
www.fatcat-usa.com

Pete M. Wyer

Stories from the City at Night

Subway Nightride [7:29]

Thirsty Ear Records** online at www.thirstyear.com

Robert Miller, piano

Sound Forms for Piano: Cage/ Cowell/ Johnston/ Nancarrow

John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, Sonata 1, excerpt [1:30]

New World Records 80203 www.newworldrecords.org

 

PROGRAM # 3049, with Hauschka (First aired on Fri., 03/12/10)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Steffen Schleiermacher

John Cage: The Complete Piano Music Vol 1: The Prepared Piano 1940-1952

John Cage: Sonata No. 6, excerpt [1:00]

MDMG 61307812
www.mdg.de OR www.schleiermacher-leipzig.de

Hauschka

Live, WNYC studio, 3/12/2010

Improvisation 1 for Prepared Piano [3:00]
Improvisation 2 [4:00]
Improvisation 3 [4:30]
Improvisation 4 [5:00]
Blue Bicycle [5:30]

These performances not commercially available. But, "Blue Bicycle" appears on his album, “Ferndorf.” See below.

Hauschka

Ferndorf

Blue Bicycle, excerpt [1:00]

Fat Cat #1308.
www.fatcat-usa.com

Pete M. Wyer

Stories from the City at Night

Subway Nightride [7:29]

Thirsty Ear Records** online at www.thirstyear.com

Robert Miller, piano

Sound Forms for Piano: Cage/ Cowell/ Johnston/ Nancarrow

John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, Sonata 1, excerpt [1:30]

New World Records 80203 www.newworldrecords.org

Extra bonus: WNYC's piano, as prepared by Hauschka

Hauschka (Bertelmann) has been known to clamp wedges of felt, leather, and rubber between the strings, but he also adds a ping pong ball, cork, guitar strings, tambourines bells, and something like rosary beads. The result is notes with strange overtones, odd little clicks and noises, and a general off-kilter ...

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