Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

DJ Olive

Gen plays TIME SEQUENCE by Toshi Ichiyanagi

From Toshi Ichiyanagi Biography:

"Born in 1933 in Kobe, Japan, Toshi Ichiyanagi studied composition with Kishio Hirao and John Cage, and piano with Chieko Hara, Barnhard Weiser and Beveridge Webster. After attending the Julliard School of Music and the New School for Social Research in New York between 1954-60, he returned to Japan in 1961, and introduced many new musical concepts, including Cage's idea of indeterminacy, exerting a strong influence on the direction of Japanese contemporary music."

Nyman's reading - artist links

Performing artist:

Christian Wolff's "For 1, 2, or 3, People (1964)

Listening artist:
Toshi Ichiyanagi

Composing artist:
Steve Reich, "Pendulum Music" (2003) (the swinging microphone)

My links

Nyman towards audio,,

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A note about radios...

A radio that has a battery as a back-up, isn't suitable because it still needs AC to run. Older radios are better than newer ones because they have analog tuning, and they tend to be bigger. This is important. I forgot to mention this in class - analog tuning is important here...none of those digital presets and scanning.

It does not have to be solely AM, FM is good too.

But it does have to be solely battery powered, no AC stuff here.