17 June 2009

Be part of aural history. The Komodo Dragon Show and UMFM, in cooperation with OgreOgress productions, present the world radio premiere of John Cage's Eighty for a large ensemble of strings and winds.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Erik Satie: "Prière des Orgues"
"Commune qui mundi nefas"
"Chant Ecclésiastique"
"Prière pour les voyageurs et les marins en danger de mort, à la très bonne et très auguste Vierge Marie, mère de Jésus" &
"Prière pour le salut de mon âme"
from Messe des pauvres (1895)
Arturo Saccheti - organ
Organ History: Erik Satie & French Rarities of the XXth Century
Arts Music, 47641-2
11:33

2. George Antheil: Violin Sonata No.1 (1923)
Jagdish Mistry - violin, Hermann Kretzchmar - piano
Fighting the Waves: Music of George Antheil
RCA Victor, 09026-68066-2
20:56

3. James Tenney: Koan (1984)
The Modern Quartet: Marc Sabat - violin, Jayne Maddison - violin, David Goldblatt - viola, Margaret Gay - cello
Sound Ecology 3: Perception
Musicworks, 64
22:13

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

4. John Cage: Water Music (1952)
Jack Behrens - piano
6:53

5. John Cage: Prelude for Meditation (1944)
Jack Behrens - prepared piano
1:04

6. Erik Satie: Embryons desséchés (1913)
John Cage - narrator, Jack Behrens - piano
9:44

Tracks 4-6
Jack Behrens: Water Music
Furiant Records, FMDC 4628-2

7. Christian Hartmann & Urban Mäder: Die Abwesenheit des Igels (rec. Lucerne, Switzerland 18 & 20 July 2001) video
Christian Hartmann - double bass, Urban Mäder - prepared piano
Die Abwesenheit des Igels beim Einbrechen der Nacht
Unit Records, UTR 4139
21:48
(In other words, don't think about purple hippopotamuses or the Virgin Mary.)

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

8. John Cage: Eighty (1992)
Prague Winds; Christina Fong - violins & violas, Karen Krummel - cellos
OgreOgress productions, 634479 962141
30'

9. Erik Satie: Entr'acte cinématographique from the ballet Rêlache (1924)
Friedrich Cerha - conductor, Ensemble "Die Riehe"
The Music of Satie
Vox, CDX 5107
17:36

10. John Cage: In a Landscape (1948)
Louise Bessette - piano
Québec - 5 U.S.A. - 3
Société nouvelle d'enregistrement, SNE-553-CD
7:13

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