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Re: Snap That Maverick Composer

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James Cervantes <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

Date:

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:24:36 -0700

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On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Halvard Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Check out Brant's *Ice Field*, which you should be
> able to hear right here -->
> http://www.otherminds.org/shtml/Brantmusic.shtml
>
>
> "is there enough silence here for a glass of water"
>                   --David Antin
>
> Hal
>
> Halvard Johnson
> ================
>
> [log in to unmask]
> http://sites.google.com/site/halvardjohnson/Home
> http://entropyandme.blogspot.com
> http://imageswithoutwords.blogspot.com
> http://www.hamiltonstone.org
> <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> http://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/home
> <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> *Mainly Black<
> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1i_JGJ_FqQldEnUq7cwjV8giYykz_tsGbTkC2EkAP3IM&hl=en&pli=1#
> >
> , **Obras Públicas<
> https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/halvard-johnson-obras-publicas
> >
> ; **The Perfection of Mozart's Third Eye and Other
> Sonnets<
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/27039868/Halvard-Johnson-THE-PERFECTION-OF-MOZART-S-THIRD-EYE-Other-Sonnets
> >
> ;*
> *Organ Harvest with Entrance of
> Clones<
> http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Entrance-Clones-Halvard-Johnson/dp/0965404390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283182804&sr=8-1
> >
> ; **Tango Bouquet<
> https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATDp6rzKkBkhZGZwand2cHdfOWc1Mnh3Zw&hl=en
> >
> ; **Theory of Harmony<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall04/theory1.pdf
> >
> ; *
> ***Rapsodie espagnole<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/rapsodi.pdf
> >
> ; **Guide to the Tokyo
> Subway<
> http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Tokyo-Subway-Other-Poems/dp/0971487316/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283183153&sr=1-3
> >
> ; **The Sonnet Project<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/hsonnet.pdf
> >
> ; *
> ***G(e)nome <http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall03/genome.pdf>; **Winter
> Journey <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.winter.html>;
> **Eclipse<http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.eclipse.html>
> ; **The Dance of the Red Swan <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.dance.html
> >;
> *
> *Transparencies & Projections <
> http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.transp.html>
> *
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM, Barry Alpert <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
>
> > Patrick,
> >
> > As a former architect, you might be intrigued by Henry Brant's blueprint
> > for the positioning of the 3 orchestras performing and his aesthetic
> > statements which appear on the screen while you listen to "Trinity of
> > Spheres".  I wish more youtube videos provided such pertinent material.
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcCEbzZFzdk&feature=related
> >
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:03:12 -0000, Patrick McManus <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > >Thanks Wow just heard part of 'Orbits' like a storm thrashing - gosh
> those
> > flashlight are a bit bof a pain
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On
> > Behalf Of Barry Alpert
> > >Sent: 17 March 2011 16:38
> > >To: [log in to unmask]
> > >Subject: Re: Snap That Maverick Composer
> > >
> > >I've heard of Brant for years, Hal, but have never had a chance to
> witness
> > a concert of his works.  Have been listening to his compositions via
> youtube
> > this morning and would like to experience the spatial positioning in
> person.
> >  I wrote about Lou Harrison on this occasion because the "confluence"
> > articulated by the Post-Classical Ensemble was available to me without
> major
> > difficulty or expense, and I had been introduced to his music many years
> ago
> > by two young composers who had studied with LH, Peter Garland and Paul
> > Dresher.
> > >
> > >Thanks, Doug & Hal, for assuring me that what I wrote was presentable.
>  I
> > wonder when I revise as much as I did on this occasion.
> > >
> > >Barry
> > >
> > >
> > >On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:26:09 -0600, Halvard Johnson <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >>I've never found Harrison's music all that interesting, actually.
> > >>Too much languorous orientalia for my liking.
> > >>Try Henry Brant.
> > >>
> > >Hal
> > >>
> > >>
> > >On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:17:52 -0600, Douglas Barbour <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>Despite the difficulties, well caught, Barry. And the explanation, as
> Hal
> > says: fascinating.
> > >>
> > >>I have Seven Pastorales out from the library right now, & have the
> > Elegiac Symphony, but clearly need to track down the Piano Concerto.
> > >>
> > >>Doug
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 08:21:46 -0600, Halvard Johnson <[log in to unmask]
> >
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >>Fascinating, Barry. Thanks.
> > >>
> > >>Hal
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>On 2011-03-16, at 7:48 AM, Barry Alpert wrote:
> > >
> > >TREAT LOU HARRISON
> > >
> > >
> > >Built myself a paper world.
> > >Exquisite corpses with Cage & Cunningham.
> > >Read Harry Partch's book (gift of Virgil Thomson).
> > >
> > >Contact made more intimately within sound sources.
> > >Made love with drones in serial music.
> > >Said Cage, "Math of the straight and narrow path" .
> > >
> > >Building a cathedral and shipping it to outer space.
> > >Kinetically filled.
> > >Please enter.  No dog inside.
> > >
> > >Large and rambunctious expansion--
> > >mountains here and hear,
> > >"See what you can make of . . . " [Navaho chants instead]:
> > >
> > >Here holiness with innumerable crystalline cells /
> > >airplant Spanish moss asway . . .
> > >
> > >
> > >Barry Alpert / Silver Spring MD US / 3-16-11 (9:46 AM)
> > >
> > >I initially approached the major "American Maverick" composer Lou
> Harrison
> > by snapping a sequence of 10 Kodak instant photos of him, John Cage, and
> > their patron Betty Freeman relaxing on the grounds of a music festival.
> >  Thirty four years passed before I was lucky enough to be within
> > geographical range of the tripartite SUBLIME CONFLUENCE:  THE MUSIC OF
> LOU
> > HARRISON.
> > >
> > >http://post-classicalensemble.org/lou-harrison/
> > >
> > >After witnessing the useful documentary film, I decided to await
> > additional language which might surface during the two subsequent
> programs.
> >  Overall, a difficult and elongated writing process.  I expect a more
> fluid
> > experience when I work with an audio interview which I've just now
> > discovered.
> > >
> > >Let me recommend a very strong work by Lou Harrison, his Piano Concerto
> > (1985) in a version featuring Keith Jarrett, for whom it was originally
> > composed on commission:
> > >
> > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d85BW_ZUs0
> >
>



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