mmm036 Sunday, January 12, 2014
36th m(usic(ician's)m(eeting) - January 12, 2014E.V.
Rob talks about playing music at Arsenal Bowling Lanes last yr as a part of "King Edward's Orchestra"
Ross talks about making films & video & sound for them
Lia & Fénix arrive
Rob plays "Aremu An Me Gapa" by Italian Canzoniere Greganico Salentino - "Pizzica" Music
tENT returns Ben's Bernd Alois Zimmermann record to him & gives him a copy of Gen Ken Montgomery's Pink Noise record made from the sounds of a ceramics studio
Rob plays his latest song "Planet Gash" - an instrumental w/ S/F/X
Rob plays Art Carney's "Song of the Sewers" (from "The Honeymooners" TV show)
Ben mentions Garfunkel & Oates
Rob mentions Dred Zeppelin who play Led Zeppelin reggae style w/ an Elvis impersonator as the singer
Ben mentions Lez Zeppelin - an all woman Led Zeppelin cover band
Ross mentions Poontang Clan - an all woman Wu Tang Clan cover band
Rob talks about 2 Live Crew guy turning Christian
tENT mentions that Betty Page also turned Christian
Lia plays her "Waverly" synthesizer piece done under the name of NonScience, Inc. using a monophonic synth called Pro One + a Roland JV-880
Lia donates CD-R of above to tENT's archive
tENT gives "Song X" CD to Lia
tENT gives Kornbluth's Syndic SF novel to Lia
tENT gives Greg Egan's Distress novel to Ross
Hyla talks about Rand McNally's rating her home town Yuba City, CA, as being the least liveable city in the US!! PGH has been rated the most liveable. The 1st yr this double rating happened there was a PGH radio raffle for a trip to Yuba City & Hyla's arranged a meeting w/ the 'winner'. Coincidentally, Fénix has family in Yuba City so Hyla & Fénix bonded over that.
tENT talks about Max Schubel, the composer who ran the Opus One record label that put out at least 179 recordings of obscure contemporary classical music
tENT shows the paltry Wikipedia stub entry for Schubel:
"Max Schubel (born April 11, 1932 - died February 10, 2010) is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He is best known for being the founder and owner of Opus One records, a company dedicated to the recording of new music.
"Schubel maintained homes in Napanoch, Town of Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York (living there from November through April) and Piscataquis County, Maine (living there from May 1 through October)."
Ben plays "The Best of Godzilla 1954-1975" CD track 16: end of "Mothra vs. Godzilla" Suite from scene where tiny Japanese tein girls who cd communicate w/ Mothra at Mothra's island oasis - music by Akira Ifukube
We move to (M)Usic Rm to listen to records
tENT plays Ezra Sims' "All Done From Memory" - a microtonal piece that uses 1/4, 1/6, & 1/12 tones & permutes the "Lily of the Valley" folk song
tENT plays Ben Johnston's "String Quartet No. 4" - a microtonal rendering of the song "Amazing Grace"
tENT plays Tui St George Tucker's microtonal "String Quartet Number One"
tENT plays Max Schubel's "Guale, The Gold Coast of Georgia" soundtrack
tENT plays Leonard Lehrman's "We Are Innocent" piece defending Ethel & Julius Rosenberg & using their letters to each other written while on death row as the libretto
tENT plays William Byrd's "The Noble Famous Queen" about the beheading of Queen Mary of Scots as an example of a piece of older classical music (for lute & voice) that has intense political content that wd probably be overlooked by most contemporary listeners b/c of its 'prettiness'
tENT plays Jose Greco's "San del Zapateado" from the Flamenco Rhythms record
tENT explains that Greco was the superstar head of a dance troupe & that that's why the dancing is amplified louder than the guitar & that there's no credit given to anyone on the record other than Greco
Ben plays Italian pop group Area's Crac! w/ Demetrio Stratos as vocalist & keyboardist - on the Cramps label
tENT plays Demetrio Stratos performing "62 Mesostics re Merce Cunningham" - also on the Cramps label
Ross plays Bruce McClure's Vouchsafe Me More Soundtrack - Fain Make Glories record of sound from projection performance at Walker Art Center on January 15, 2009 & explains McClures use of bi-packed loops on modified 16mm projectors
Hyla describes installation at Walker Art Center w/ sound of heartbeat & quick flashes of boxing match footage
Ross talks about "Dog TV" for dogs
Kenny plays "Ciocirlia" (The Lark) used by Goran Bregovich in a movie soundtrack
Kenny gives away Ives's "Fourth Symphony" record to Lia
Kenny gives away Ella Fitzgerald sings Gershwin record
Hyla talking about Bill Cosby show w/ woman singing w/ strong southern accent from a town in the south called "North"
Ben plays country version of "Amazing Grace" by Dave & Jan Olshinski - Jerry, of Jerry's records, insisted that he take the record for free
tENT plays "Hanukah Rocks" on blue Star of David shaped record
Hyla explains that Terre Thaemlitz tried to stop people from bootlegging his stuff by making a long recording that sells for $200
Kenny plays record of Giora Feidman playing "Naive Fathers" - great clarinet tone
Ongoing talk about police & arrest situations
tENT plays "Everything is Beautiful" sung by Paul Frees impersonating W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Clark Gable, Bela Lugosi, & Ed Wynn
tENT plays Elliott Schwartz's "Extended Clarinet" for clarinet & tape
tENT plays Elliott Schwartz & Marion Brown duet
tENT plays "Vexations" from An Erik Satie Entertainment LP w/ a supposed lock groove on on one chord at the end
Rob leaves sometime after this
tENT talks about some composers that he likes who composed Americana in their early yrs
tENT plays Lukas Foss's "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
tENT plays Lejaren Hiller's "Jesse James" for vocal quartet & piano
tENT plays Cow Cow Davenport's "Mooch Piddle" esp for Ben b/c Ben had remarked at a previous mm that he's always liked Cow Cow's name but had never heard anything by him
Continuing a previous mm's tuba theme, tENT plays "Cadence VI for tuba & tape" by Henry Lazarof - tuba played by the great Roger Bobo
tENT plays Steven Birchall's "Reciprocals II" for 2 tubas
tENT plays Jefferson Airplane's "A Small Package of Value will Come to You Shortly" from the After Bathing at Baxter's LP - probably their most 'experimental' sound collage - Ben points out that there's a piano quote on it from Thelonius Monk's "Blue Monk"
tENT plays Herb Diamante's "The Crawling Eye" from his My Crawling Eye Sees All LP
Lia & Fénix leave
tENT plays Wendell Logan's "Three Pieces for Violin & Electric Piano" & "Proportions for Nine Players"
Kenny leaves 9:50ish
tENT plays "Spectrum" by Henri Lazarof for solo trumpte, orchestra, & tape - the great Thomas Stevens on trumpet
tENT plays Robert Hughes's "Cadences" for large orchestra, 2 conductors, multisoloists, & electronic tape
tENT plays Olly Wilson's "Echoes" for clarinet & tape played by the great Philip Rehfeldt - commissioned by Rehfeldt & composer Barney Childs
tENT plays a Hungaraton record: István Láng's "Impulsioni" for oboe & group of instruments
tENT plays Elliott Carter's "Night Fantasies" played by the great pianist Paul Jacobs
tENT plays Jonathan Harvey's "Mortuo Plango, Vivos Voco" computer processed church bells & son's voice
tENT plays Leo Smit's "In Woods" (1976) for oboe, harp, & percussion
tENT plays Messiaen's "Livres D'Orgue" (1951)
tENT & Ross call it a night!
to the mm index
forward to mm 37
backward to mm 35
to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page
to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page
to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience
to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important
for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..
for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH
to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)