resource guide 8: Ben Johnston

reference:
A New Dissonance / @NewDissonance / SoundCloud / An Introduction
Guide to the Ben Johnston papers at Northwestern University Library
OHAM: Ben Johnston
Smith Publications / Sonic Art Editions / catalog of printed music
scores available in libraries
John Roy videos
The Living Composers Project
Plainsound pages
Eric Segnitz on recording the string quartets
The Music of Ben Johnston

books, interviews, lectures, writings:
blog posts
The Music of Ben Johnston (December 11, 1981)
April 1997
Interview with Derek Bermel, 1995
A Conversation with Ben Johnston, 2007
2011 lecture
November 2012 (starts at 18:30)
Extended Just Intonation: A Position Paper
Genesis of a String Quartet
Just Intonation vs. Microtonality vs. Equal Temperament
“MAXIMUM CLARITY” AND OTHER WRITINGS ON MUSIC

on working with John Cage
Proportionality and Expanded Musical Pitch Relations
Who am I? Why am I here? : Ben Johnston reflects on his life in music
Who is Ben Johnston?
Talking Music

pieces:

Dirge (1953)
play

Three Chinese Lyrics (1955)
Spotify

Septet (1957)
Spotify

St. Joan (1958)

Gambit (1958)
Spotify

String Quartet No. 1 (1959)
Spotify

Five Fragments (1960)
Spotify

Sonata for Microtonal Piano / Grindlemusic (1962)
Spotify

Knocking Piece (1962)
openbook YouTube

Duo for Flute and String Bass (1963)
Spotify Spotify

String Quartet No. 2 (1964)
youtube Spotify

String Quartet No. 3 (1966/73)
YouTube Spotify

Quintet for Groups (1966)
comment openbook play

Prayer (1966)
play

Ci-Gît Satie (1966)
CD

One Man (1967/72)
Four Do-It-Yourself Pieces (1969)
openbook
Number One: Casta *

Number Two: Recipe for a *
Number Three: Conference – A Telephone Happening
Number Four: Knocking Piece II

Carmilla (1970)
LP

String Quartet No. 4 (1973)
SoundCloud Vimeo Spotify Spotify
Fine Arts Quartet

Visions and Spels (1976)
youtube

Suite for Microtonal Piano (1978)
Blues
youtube

Duo for Two Violins (1978)
CD (arr. for two cellos)

String Quartet No. 5 (1979)
Spotify Spotify

Twelve Partials (1980)
Spotify Spotify

String Quartet No. 6 (1980)
youtube

Sonnets of Desolation (1980)
youtube

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Cello (1982)
Spotify

Toccata (1984)
Vimeo
Laurien Laufman
CD

String Quartet No. 7 (1984)
in production

String Quartet No. 8 (1984)
in production

Songs of Loss (1987)
CD

Palindromes (1987)
Spotify

String Quartet No. 9 (1987)
youtube Spotify
American Modern Ensemble

Ponder Nothing (1989)
Spotify Spotify

Calamity Jane to her Daughter (1989)

Progression (1993)
CD

Sleep and Waking (1994)
Spotify

String Quartet No. 10 (1995)
rehearsal video 1, 2, 3, 4, notes on pitch
quote Spotify youtube

O Waly, Waly Variations (1999)
Spotify

The Tavern (1999)
quote YouTube Vimeo
video

National Anthem (Economy Size)
openbook SoundCloud


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