Short and Sweet Summer Evening Music for Inquisitive Minds, Friday, June 27, 2008, Metro Studio, Victoria BC.
In partnership with and the Victoria Conservatory of Music
A concert of acoustic music by Alvin Curran, James Tenney, Pauline Oliveros, Earle Brown, Ned Rorem and LaSaM members Chris Reiche, Cathy Lewis and Tina Pearson. Featuring text by Gertrude Stein and the sounds of piano, voice, flute, accordion, harp, trumpet, toys, spoken word and glass. With Margaret Ashburner and Nicholas Fairbank.
…spare or stripped to its essentials … repetition (often of short musical phrases, with minimal variations over long periods of time, ostinati) or stasis (often in the form of drones and long tones) … emphasis on consonant harmony … a steady pulse … hypnotic effect … use of phase shifting where sound units gradually move out of sync with each other…
The Greeting by Pauline Oliveros (from Sonic Meditations I-XII, 1974)
A Rose is a Rose is a Round for Philip Corner (1970) by James Tenney
Nothing Elegant and A Petticoat by Cathy Lewis and Tina Pearson with text from Tender Buttons (1914) by Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Swell Piece for Allison Knowles (1967) by James Tenney
Time by Chris Reiche
White Hunter (2008) by Cathy Lewis, Tina Pearson and Chris Reiche with text from Tender Buttons (1914) by Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Understanding (1981) by Tina Pearson
4 Systems (1954) by Earle Brown (1926-2002)
A Sound by Margaret Ashburner, Cathy Lewis, Tina Pearson and Chris Reiche with text from Tender Buttons (1914) by Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Rounds (1969) by Alvin Curran