Are contemporary musicians on the exit ramp ? Are we driving in the wrong direction ?
In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music by Raymond Scott, Gene Pritsker, John Adams, Harry Partch, and the Brooklyn Rider quartet.
This show looks at unusual and non-quantifiable pieces of music, which use humor, improvisation, and arrangements to make a point and try a new direction.
Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.
New Year’s Eve in a Haunted House
Gershwin and Dorham
Medley: Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) & Blue Bossa (Dorham)
Trio Strakke Lucht
William James’ Introduction
Sound Liberation Orchestra
American Composers Forum – Innova 235
Cleveland Orch, olv Dohnanyi
Ring Around The Moon
1. First Phase (2:55)
2. Second Phase (2:15)
3. Third Phase (2:48)
4. Fourth Phase (1:30)
BRIDGE RECORDS 9432
Brooklyn Rider (group composed)
IN A CIRCLE RECORDS B0071BY0IY