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11351252_10205545773536782_2824473453687214252_n“Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.”
– Terry Riley

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Bill-Evans-Music“Music should enrich the soul; it should teach spirituality by showing a person a portion of himself that he would not discover otherwise. It’s easy to rediscover part of yourself, but through art you can be shown part of yourself you never knew existed. That’s the real mission of art. The artist has to find something within himself that’s universal and which he can put into terms that are communicable to other people. The magic of it is that art can communicate to a person without his realizing it… enrichment, that’s the function of music.” – Bill Evans

55869212_10156625439976997_6267649571803889664_n“I came out of the woods in front of a diner, a beat-up truck parked next to a gas pump, two children playing in the dirt, and a dog chained to a coke machine. I walked in and saw a man dressed as a clown reading the Bible. He motioned to me to sit down next to him, and when I did he leaned forward as if to whisper something to me, and a spray of water shot out of the flower in his lapel and into my eyes.” – Joe Frank

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I was at this concert. I introduced myself to Terry Riley and asked naive questions about the Shri Camel tuning before the show.

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
Tuesday, March 18, 1997
92nd Street V Today’s Composers

6:30 pm Entrance music by Gamelan Son of Lion with guest coordinator Jody Diamond
6:45 pm pre-concert discussion, Mark Swed speaks with Lou Harrison, Terry Riley and Peter Garland
7:30 Entrance music by Gamelan Son of Lion

West Meets East

Henry Cowell (1897-1965) – The Universal Flute (1946) for shakuhachi
Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi

Colin McPhee (1900-1964) – Balinese Ceremonial Music (1934) transcribed for two pianos
Pemoengkah
Gambangan
Taboeh
Teloe
Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, piano

Lou Harrison (b. 1917) – Song of Badershan (1968) for 2 violins and percussion
transcribed from traditional Music of Afghanistan (East Coast premier)
Eva Gruesser and Mary Rowell, violin
John Kennedy, percussion

John Cage (1912-1992) – Amores (1944) for prepared piano and percussion
Aki Takahashi, piano
Maya Gunji, Eric Kivnick. Charles Wood, percussion

Terry Riley (b. 1935) – Cinco de Mayo (1996) for piano 4 hands (East Coast premiere)
Sarah Cahill and Joseph Kubera, piano

Lou Harrison (b. 1917) – Festival Dance (1951) for 2 pianos (premiere)
Aki Takahashi and Sarah Cahill, piano
Suite for Sangen (1996) (United States premiere)
Akiko Nishigata, sangen

Peter Garland (b. 1952) – Dreaming of Immortality in a Thatched Cottage (1978) for three voices, Anklung ensemble, and harpsichord San Coast premiere)

The temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds
Dreaming of Immortality in a Thatched Cottage

Charles Wood, Conductor
Aki Takahashi, harpsichord; Karen Burlingame, soprano; Marion Najarian, mezzo-soprano; James Javore, baritone, Joe Gramley, Maya Gunji, Eric Kivnick, James Priess, Ben Ramirez, Bill Trigg, percussion

Henry Cowell – Ostinato Pianissimo (1934) for 7 percussionists
John Kennedy, conductor
Aki Takahashi and Sarah Cahill, piano
Joe Gramley, Maya Gunji, Eric Kivnick, James Priess, Ben Ramirez, Bill Trigg, percussion

 

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