Podcast: 100th Episode!

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One hundred days on the road. One hundred episodes of American Highways, as Guy Livingston brings us music from every kind of style and genre, focusing on the edges of the map, the lost highways, the missing roadsigns of the American musical landscape.  

This episode deliberately breaks the mold, and is an un-themed, stream-of-consciousness hour of conversations and music from John Williams, William Bolcom, A winged victory for the sullen, Johan Nepomuk Hummel, John Cage (discussed but not played), Henry Cowell, John Adams, and some elevator music. Marcos Pujol and Sean Street wrap up the show with far-reaching reflections on the nature of silence, poetry, and of radio itself; a credo for listener and broadcaster alike.

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS 100th ANNIVERSARY

Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

John Williams
Return of the Jedi
John Williams, Varujan Kojian & Utah Symphony Orchestra
Varese Sarabande Records 1983

Henry Cowell
The Banshee
Sorrel Doris Hays
Town Hall Records

Johan Nepomuk Hummel
Bagatelle op 107 : Nr.5 Variations In A Major
Joanna Trzeciak
Pavane Records ADW 7359

De La Halle
J’Os Bien A M’Amie Parler
David Munrow: Early Music Consort Of London
ARCHIV Production 471 731-2 Disc 2

Anon
Clap, Clap, Par Un Matin
David Munrow: Early Music Consort Of London
ARCHIV Production 471 731-2 Disc 2

traditional
Beowolf
Benjamin Bagby, percussion, voice, lute.
live performance

Duke Ellington
Jeep’s blues
Luigi Palombi, piano
Milano Music Zone – Dynamic CDS 7743

John Adams
Century Rolls Piano Concerto: 1st movt
London Sinfonietta
Nonesuch 79607-2

Butterfly
Desert Highway
Butterfly
Unknown

William Bolcom
Garden of Eden: III. The Serpent’s Kiss (Ragtime) (1994 version for 2 pianos)
Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann
Naxos 6.559244

Erik Hense
Henry Cowell Ring Tone “What’s This”
Erik Hense, electronics
WOTH Music, Netherlands

Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran
We Played some open chords And Rejoiced, For The Earth Had Circled The Sun Yet Another Year
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Erased Tapes Records ‎– ERATP032LP

Closing music:
David King
Super America
The Bad Plus
E1 Records: EOM-CD-2112

The Piano Guys, helicoptering a piano onto the top of a desert cliff (nothing to do with this show, but I love it)

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