finds (10)

1) Philip Thomas has started a wonderful blog at his site called For Pianist: Reflections on interpretation and performance.

articles now up:

Feldman and his search for a notation.
Playing Tim Parkinson’s music
Vessels and the sensuality of touch

2) Tim Rutherford-Johnson has written a really insightful review of the new Laurence Crane CD release, which I also completely love. More information on the CD, including two other deeply considered pieces of writing about it by Michael Pisaro and Jesse Goin and links to several YouTube extracts, is at its Another Timbre page. And there is a substantial interview with Crane here. My suggestion: buy the CD set now and read all the other material as you wait for it to arrive. International shipping is quite reasonable from AT, and there are lots of other great releases you might want to include as well. (More on some of those later, I hope.)

3) Pianist: Pieces is a new CD set of Christian Wolff’s solo piano music, recorded by Philip Thomas.

4) Erstwhile Records has a sale running through July 31st:

to celebrate Erstwhile’s 15 year anniversary, all single disc Erst titles are on sale for $10 apiece with purchase of one or both of the new double CDs. this offer is good through July 31

The two double CDs are Jürg Frey/Radu Malfatti-II and Kevin Drumm/Jason Lescalleet-The Abyss

 

resource guide 23: Tim Parkinson

reference:
untitled website
Sound and Music
music we’d like to hear
Parkinson Saunders

articles and books:
A Clear Apparance
Fantastical Zoology
Playing Tim Parkinson’s Music
The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music

Tim Parkinson, Counterpoints, May 1999
Zeitmaschinen, Dissonanz, August 2003

interviews:
2003
July 2010 1 / 2
2014

pieces:

two piano piece (1994)

flutes (1994)
play

piano piece (1995)

piece for organ (1995)

piece for octet (1995)

two piano piece 1995 (1995)

vibraphone piece (1996)

quartet (1996)

(untitled tape installation) for 3 tape recorders (1996)

sextet (1996)
play

quintet (1997)

both (1997)

aufGeltwartenlieder (1997)

piano piece (1997)

bed (1997)
play

august (1998)
play

violin and piano piece (1998)
play

any (1998)
YouTube

quartet (1998)

straw dogs (1998)
play

untitled (1998)
play

quartet (1999)

violin piece (1999)
play

umbrellagoatfishoctopus (1999)

fellaheen (1999)

asdfghjkl (1999)

untitled two pianos (1999)
play

untitled quartet (2000)
play

four pieces (2000)
play

untitled violin and piano (2000)
SoundCloud play

three pieces (2000)
play

untitled flute and piano (2000)
play

40 Trinder Road (2000)

eight violins (2001)
play

untitled quartet (2001)

ten brass (2001)
play

piano piece october 2002
SoundCloud play

piano piece september 2002

untitled cello and piano (2002)
SoundCloud play

untitled quintet (2002)
play

string quartet (2002)
play

untitled winter 2002
play

viola piece (2003)
play

clarinet and words (2003)
disc play

trombone and piano piece (2003)
play

untitled installation (for Sound 323) (2003)
disc play

piano piece (2003)

two cardboard boxes (2003)
openbook play

septet (2004)
play

untitled (2004a)

untitled (2004b)

untitled (2004c)
play

untitled (2004d)

cello piece (2004)
disc

harp piece (2005)
play

double quartet (2005)
SoundCloud play

sextet (2005)
play

sixty eight sounds for Welborne (2005)
play

piano piece (2006)
disc play

violin piece (2006)
play

quartet (2006)
YouTube YouTube YouTube play

trio (2007)
play

orchestra piece (2007)
SoundCloud YouTube play

septet (2007)
SoundCloud play

piano piece (2007)
disc

quartet for the right hand (2007)

three pieces (2007)

trio with objects (2008)
play

three music boxes (2008)
play

orchestra piece (2008)

string quartet (2008)

clarinet, violin and piano piece (2008)

violin and piano piece (2009)
play

orchestra piece (2009)

/2009/ (collaboration)
melodica and percussion
CD book
play

string trio (2010)

symphony (2010)

blank pages (2011)

song for many (2011)
YouTube YouTube play

flute and bass (2011)

snare drum (2011)
play

songs 2011 (2011)
SoundCloud Vimeo Vimeo play disc

trio (2011)

concerto (2012)

chorus and orchestra (2012)

ensemble (2012)
SoundCloud SoundCloud play

songs 2012

orchestra piece 2012

string quartet 2013

time with people – an opera in 8 scenes (2013)
Vimeo

ensemble 2013

piano piece 2013

resource guide 22: Robert Ashley

reference:
website
Lovely Music
UbuWeb

films/profiles:
4 American Composers
YouTube film
Music with Roots in the Aether
Arte Sonoro
Cheval

interviews:
October 1969
May 1998
December 1979
November 1983
March 1993
October 2011
November 2011
2012
2013
2013

articles and books:
Music with roots in the aether: Interviews with and essays about seven American composers
Outside of Time/Außerhalb der Zeit: Ideas about Music/Gedanken über Musik
Post-Cageian Experimentation & New Kinds of Collaboration
Robert Ashley: 1930 – 2014
Robert Ashley (American Composers)

Robert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible?

pieces:

Film Music: “The Image in Time” (1957)

Piano Sonata (Christopher Columbus Crosses to the New World in the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria Using Only Dead Reckoning and a Crude Astrolabe) (1959-79)
Spotify play play

The Fourth of July (1960)

Film Music: “The Bottleman” (1960)
disc YouTube

Film Music: “The House” (1961)

Maneuvers for Small Hands (1961)

Public Opinion Descends Upon the Demonstrators (1961)

Something for Clarinet… (1961)

Complete With Heat (1962)

Details for Two Pianists, IIb (1962)

Detroit Divided (1962)

Fives (1962)

Trios (White on White) (1963)
SoundCloud

in memoriam … ESTEBAN GOMEZ (quartet) (1963)
YouTube Spotify play play

in memoriam … JOHN SMITH (1963)

in memoriam … CRAZY HORSE (1963)

in memoriam … KIT CARSON (1963)

Boxing (1963)

Big Danger in Five Parts (1964)

Combination Wedding and Funeral (1964)

Film Music: “Jenny and the Poet” (1964)

Interludes for the Space Theater (1964)
play

Kittyhawk (An Antigravity Piece) (1964)

The Lecture Series (aka “Joyroad Interchange”) (1964)

The Wolfman Tape (1964)
disc

The Wolfman (1964)
disc disc YouTube Spotify play

The Entrance (1965)

Film Music: “My May” (1965)

Orange Dessert (1965)

Unmarked Interchange (1965)

Untitled Mixes (1965)

Waiting Room (1965-78)
SoundCloud SoundCloud

Night Train (1966)

Frogs from That Morning Thing (opera)1967)

She Was A Visitor from That Morning Thing (opera) 1967)
SoundCloud Spotify play play

That Morning Thing (opera) (1967)
Vimeo play play comment

Recorded Sound Tracks: “Dr. Chicago” (1969-71)

Film Music: “Overdrive” (1968)

Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon, originally from the opera, That Morning Thing1968)
YouTube play

Trial of Anne Opie Wehrer and Unknown Accomplices for Crimes Against Humanity1968)

The Wolfman Motorcity Revue (1968)

Film Music: “Portraits, Self-Portraits and Still Lifes” (1969)

Fancy Free or It’s There (1970)

Film Music: “Battery Davis” (1970)

Illusion Models

Morton Feldman Says (1970)

In Sara Mencken Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women (1972)
typewriter disc YouTube Spotify play comment

String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies (1972)
YouTube

Revised, Finally (April, 1961-April, 1973), for Gordon Mumma (1973)

How Can I Tell the Difference? (1974)

Night Sport (1975)

Over the Telephone (1975)

Music with Roots in the Aether (1976)
disc

What She Thinks (1976)
disc

Perfect Lives (1978-80)
Vidas Perfectas
openbook disc disc disc YouTube

The Park, Episode I, Perfect Lives (1978-80)
disc YouTube YouTube YouTube Vimeo

The Supermarket, Episode II, Perfect Lives (1978-80)
YouTube Vimeo
The Bank, Episode III, Perfect Lives
YouTube
The Bar, Episode IV, Perfect Lives
disc YouTube
The Living Room, Episode V, Perfect Lives
Vimeo
The Church, Episode VI, Perfect Lives
Vimeo
The Backyard, Episode VII, Perfect Lives
disc

Automatic Writing (1979)
disc YouTube YouTube

Ideas from The Church (1979)

Music Word Fire And I Would Do It Again Coo Coo: The Lessons (1981)
disc disc disc

The Lessons (1981)
disc

Atalanta (Acts of God) (1982-91)
openbook disc disc Vimeo

-The Anecdotes: Max, Willard, Bud (1982-87)
-Au Pair
YouTube
-The Character References
-The Etchings
-The Flying Saucer Dialogues: Max, Willard, Bud
play
-Mr. Harris and The Headlines
-The Rotations
-Empire (The History of Tomato Soup)
-The Max Anecdote
-The Producer Speaks

Atalanta Strategy (1984)
disc disc

Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) (1985)
disc Spotify

Odalisque (1985)

el/Aficionado (1987)
disc Spotify

Basic 10 (1988)

Problems in the Flying Saucer (1988)

Superior Seven (1988)
Spotify play

Yellow Man with Heart with Wings (1990)
disc YouTube

Outcome Inevitable (1991)
Spotify play

The Song (1992)
disc

Tract (1992)
Spotify play

Van Cao’s Meditation (1992)

Factory Preset (1993)

Now Eleanor’s Idea (1993)
disc

Foreign Experiences (1994)
disc

Balseros (1997)

When Famous Last Words Fail You (1997)

Dust (1998)
disc YouTube Vimeo

Your Money My Life Goodbye (1998)
disc YouTube Spotify

Celestial Excursions (2003)
disc YouTube YouTube Spotify Vimeo

Tap Dancing in the Sand (2004)
disc SoundCloud Spotify play

Hidden Similarities (2005)
Spotify play

Concrete (2006)
disc YouTube Vimeo Vimeo

for Andie Springer (2010)
SoundCloud

World War III Just the Highlights (2010)
play

Berceuse (2011)

Mixed Blessings, Indiana (2013)

Quicksand

Crash
disc

The Fox
YouTube YouTube

Resonant Combinations
SoundCloud

The Old Man Lives In Concrete
Vimeo comment