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Flotation Device 2021-03-21 - Taub, Haas, MGJ

Flotation Device 2021-03-21 - Taub, Haas, MGJ

Playing tracks by

Florence Anna Maunders, Pēteris Vasks, Elmir Mirzoev, Michael Gregory Jackson, Georg Friedrich Haas and more.

Chart positions

This show was 3rd in the global noise chart, 5th in the global classical chart, 24th in the global experimental chart, 64th in the global chillout chart and 66th in the global jazz chart.

Join Flotation Device as we survey newly-excavated gems of 1970s creative music from two all-star quartets led by Julius Hemphill and Michael Gregory Jackson (who joins us to share his reminiscences). We also say goodbye to the late Paul Taub, a much-loved anchor of the PNW’s new music community. And we survey a batch of new composed, fixed-media, ambient and vocal tracks, plus the latest Georg Friedrich Haas album from NEOS Music with Sophie-Mayuko Vetter playing a quarter-tone piano piece that reflects the influence of his precursor Wyschnegradsky. Creative and improvised music with host Michael Schell.

Photos: Ivan Wyschnegradsky via Discogs, Paul Taub via Seattle Chamber Players, Florence Anna Maunders via the artist, Julius Hemphill by Brian McMillen, Pēteris Vasks via Wikimedia, Michael Gregory Jackson by Mark Coelho, Elmir Mirzoev via the artist, G.F. Haas via Ricordi, Caroline Shaw by Kait Moreno, Sophie-Mayuko Vetter by Black Spring Graphics, Wayne Horvitz by Michael Schell.


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Flotation Device 2021-03-21: annotated playlist by host Michael Schell
Intro and SET 1: Paul Taub (1952–2021)
1. [1:22] Florence Anna Maunders: None Of Them Are Ever Coming Back. From I hope this finds you well in these strange times, Vol. 4 (Nonclassical, 2021) with Florence Anna Maunders (recorders, electronics)
2. [6:29] Pēteris Vasks: Sonata for flute and alto flute solo - 2. Flight. From Edge (Present Sounds, 2011) with Paul Taub (flute). NOTE: Composed 1992
3. [10:55] Elmir Mirzoev: Fayum Portraits. From Edge (Present Sounds, 2011) with Paul Taub (bass flute), Nathan Whittaker (cello), Matthew Kocmieroski (percussion), Valerie Muzzolini-Gordon (harp). NOTE: Composed 2004 for bass flute, cello, percussion, harp and tape
4. [16:06] Michael Gregory Jackson: Heart & Center. From Frequency Equilibrium Koan (Golden, 2021) with Julius Hemphill (alto saxophone), Abdul Wadud (cello), Pheeroan aKLaff (drums), Michael Gregory Jackson (guitar). NOTE: Recorded live 1977 by Jackson at The Ladies Fort, New York

Voice break with Michael Gregory Jackson: Frequency Equilibrium Koan and SET 2 [25:51]
1. [28:47] Michael Gregory Jackson interviewed by Michael Schell
2. [33:23] Michael Gregory Jackson: A Meditation. From Frequency Equilibrium Koan (Golden, 2021) with Michael Gregory Jackson (bamboo flutes, percussion), Abdul Wadud (cello), Pheeroan aKLaff (drums). NOTE: Recorded live 1977 by Jackson at The Ladies Fort, New York
3. [42:33] Georg Friedrich Haas: Ein Schattenspiel. From Ein Schattenspiel, String Quartets No. 4 & 7 (NEOS, 2021) with Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano), Reinhold Braig, Maurice Oeser (sound direction). NOTE: Composed 2004, recorded 2019

Voice break with Ivan Wyschnegradsky: 24 Preludes in Quarter-Tone System [55:54]

SET 3: Rise Dormant [1:00:05]
1. [1:00:28] Caroline Shaw: Rise/Other Song. From Resonant Bodies (New Focus, 2021) with Caroline Shaw (voice and electronics), Charles Hagaman (recording engineer). NOTE: Recorded live at Resonant Bodies festival, Roulette Intermedium, New York
2. [1:10:03] Wayne Horvitz: Ann Arbor, 1971. From Otis Spann & Other Compositions (Periplum, 2001) with Paul Taub (flute), Wayne Horvitz (programming, piano)
3. [1:12:37] Wayne Horvitz: Ann Arbor, 1971 (Remix). From Otis Spann & Other Compositions (credits as above)
4. [1:13:32] Eric Wubbels: Axamer Folio. From Second Flight (Innova, 2021) with Jonathan Hulting-Cohen (saxophone), Dennis Sullivan (drum set), Zach Herchen (recording engineer). NOTE: Composed 2015
5. [1:25:41] Josh Medina: Lie Dormant. From Drifting Toward the Absolute (Eiderdown Records, 2021) with Josh Medina (acoustic guitar, analog synthesizer, organ, cassette tape, loops, effects)

SET 4: Hemphill at Woodstock [1:30:50]
1. [1:33:39] Julius Hemphill: Dung. From The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony (New World, 2021) with The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony: Julius Hemphill (alto saxophone), Baikida Carroll (trumpet, recording engineer), Dave Holland (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums, melodica). NOTE: Recorded live by Baikida Carroll, December 19, 1979 at Joyous Lake, Woodstock, New York

Outro with Julius Hemphill/Abdul Wadud: Slang [1:57:47]