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Radio Eclectus #33: Partch, perspectives, heritage (Feb. 27, 2020)

Radio Eclectus #33: Partch, perspectives, heritage (Feb. 27, 2020)

Playing tracks by

Erlend Apneseth, Jacqueline George, Steve Layton and Sound-In, Doctor Nerve, Ramón Lazkano and more.

Chart positions

This show was 4th in the global noise chart, 5th in the global classical chart, 34th in the global chill chart, 83rd in the global chillout chart and 95th in the global jazz chart.

New music for Harry Partch instruments via Ensemble Musikfabrik (streamable for the first time!). Richard Maxfield’s prophetic Perspectives for La Monte Young rescued from oblivion. Contemporary Latin American music. Norwegian fiddling w/free improv. Fresh piano, electronic & improvised tracks from Cairo, Johannesburg, Seattle, NYC & Euskadi. And finally the centennial of Hall Overton & semicentennial of Kagel’s Acustica. All with cherishing commentary from host Michael Schell.

Featuring Erlend Apneseth, Doctor Nerve, John Zorn’s Simulacrum, Ramón Lazkano, Sound-In, S.Eric Scribner, Robert Machiri, Jacqueline George, Flo Menezes, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Eddie Mora, Flo Menezes & Sampo Haapamäki.

Photos: Mora via Ekaterina Chatski, Apneseth & George via the artists, Haapamäki by Saara Vuorjoki, Menezes by Regina Johas, Musikfabrik's Helen Bledsoe by Astrid Ackermann, Lazkano via the artist, Sanchez-Gutierrez by Hanna Hurwitz, Doctor Nerve via Nick Didkovsky, Machiri by Sanele'moya


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Annotated playlist for show #33
Intro and SET 1: Around the world, part 1
1. [2:06] Erlend Apneseth: Gangar. From Fragmentarium (Hubro, 2020) with EA (Hardanger fiddle), Stein Urheim (guitar, fretless-bouzouki, electronics), Anja Lauvdal (piano, synth, electronics), Hans Hulbækmo (drums, percussion, jews harp, flute), Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson (double bass), Ida Løvli Hidle (accordion)
2. [8:20] Jacqueline George: Untitled. From Alternate African Reality: Electronic, electroacoustic and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora (Syrphe, 2020)
3. [13:21] Steve Layton and Sound-In: The Cage from Winter's Warmth (niwosound, 2020) with Benjamin Smith, Jim Goodin
4. [18:23] Doctor Nerve: Painting with Bullets. From LOUD (Punos Music, 2020) with Leo Ciesa (drums, a capella observations), Nick Didkovsky (electric guitar), Yves Duboin (soprano sax), Rob Henke (trumpet), Benjamin Herrington (trombone), Jesse Krakow (electric bass), Michael Lytle (bass clarinet), Kathleen Supové (piano) Bullets
5. [22:45] Doctor Nerve: Uses Probe Form. From LOUD (credits as above)
SET 2: Around the world, part 2
1. [31:32] Ramón Lazkano: Ilargi uneak - 3. Urtzi. From Piano Works (KAIROS, 2019) with Alfonso Gómez (piano). NOTE: Composed 1989/1996
2. [35:18] S. Eric Scribner: Fragments of a Landscape (Part 1). From SoundScrolls (Right Brain Records, 2019) with Virginia Ware Landgraf (flute), Peter Valsamis (drums), SES (piano)
3. [41:00] Robert Machiri: Durban incursions. From Alternate African Reality: Electronic, electroacoustic and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora (credits as above)
4. [45:13] John Zorn's Simulacrum: The Illusionist. From Beyond Good And Evil—Simulacrum Live (Tzadik, 2020) with Matt Hollenberg (guitar), John Medeski (organ), Kenny Grohowski (drums). NOTE: Composed by JZ, recorded live at Firehouse 12, July 20, 2019
5. [58:11] Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez: Calacas y Palomas. From Works for Chamber Ensembles (Universidad de Guadalajara, 2001) featuring Continuum. NOTE: Composed 1991
SET 3: [untitled] 2 preview
1. [1:10:22] Eddie Mora: Plegaria. From Plegaria (Eddie Mora, 2015) with José White String Quartet, Orquesta Sinfónica de Heredia, Eddie Mora (conductor)
2. [1:22:55] Flo Menezes: Grand Écart. From Estreias OSESP 2015 (OSESP, 2016) with Orquestra de Câmara da Osesp, Lee Mills (conductor)
SET 4: New music for the Partch instruments
1. [1:39:03] Sampo Haapamäki: Heritage for Harry Partch instruments. From Erbe (Wergo, 2020) with Musikfabrik, Sian Edwards (conductor)
SET 5: A look back
1. [2:02:13] Hall Overton: Pulsations. From Overton: Pulsation, Trimble: In Praise of Diplomacy and Common Sense (CRI, 1972 reissued by New World) with The Ensemble, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor). NOTE: Composed and recorded in 1972
2. [2:19:39] Mauricio Kagel: Acustica (excerpt). From Acustica (Deutsche Grammophon, 1972) with Kölner Ensemble für Neue Musik (left to right): Christoph Caskel, Karlheinz Böttner, Edward H. Tarr, Wilhelm Bruck, Vinko Globokar
3. [2:34:59] Richard Maxfield: Perspectives for La Monte Young. From Charles Curtis: Performances & Recordings 1998–2018 (Saltern, 2020) with CC, Reynard Rott (cellos). NOTE: Composed 1961–62, recorded 2010