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Featured Archive 2012

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2012
Jan    Feb    Mar    April    May    June    July    Aug    Sept    Oct    Nov    Dec


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December 2012
Featured Composers
Ruth Crawford (Seeger) (1901-1953), American
Dimitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987), Soviet-Russian
György Kurtág (1926-     ), Hungarian
Lepo Sumera (1950-2000), Estonian
Joel Hoffman (1953-     ), American
Anna Weesner (1965-     ), American
Young-Shin Choi (1974-    ), Korean
Vincent Ho (1975-    ), Canadian
Dan Tramte (1985-    ), American

Featured Recordings
Thomas Adès: Living Toys (EMI 72271-2)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Lepo Sumera: Cello Concerto; Symphony No. 6; Music profana (BIS 1360)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Dave Brubeck Talks with Larry Appelbaum (The Library of Congress)
Vincent Ho  -  Évolution (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
An Interview with Karen Amrhein @ Common Tone

Pytheas Sightings
The Fog of War (2003) - Music by Philip Glass - Film by Errol Morris
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – Music by Dimitri Tiomkin – Film by Frank Capra

Danses Pytheuses
Ohio is in the Midwest (2009) – Sound Design and Choreography by Rachel McKinstry & Kendra Portier
104° Fahrenheit (2010) - Music and Choreography by Miro Magloire
Zeitraum (1998) - Music by Yens & Yens - Choreography by Rui Horta

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Elizabeth Hoffman: Tesserae (1994)
Jonathan Harvey: Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980)
François Bayle: L'oiseau chanteur (1963)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Ney Rosauro: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra (2003)
Missy Mazzoli: Volume (2006)

Week of December 3, 2012
Featured Video Performance    György Kurtág: Five Pieces from Signs, Games, and Messages (1989-    )
Featured Video Performance    Paul Moravec: I Think About You (2010)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Earl Kim: 12 Caprices for Solo Violin (1980)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Elizaveta Sanicheva: Five Senses (2009)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Geoffrey Gordon: Meditation and Allegro (2011)
Featured Ensemble    Land’s End Chamber Ensemble (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Living Arts (Tulsa, OK, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Ruth Crawford Seeger's Contributions to Musical Modernism (Joseph Straus, ISAM Newsletter)

Week of December 10, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Joel Hoffman: Music in Yellow and Green (2012)
Featured Video Performance    Ruth Crawford Seeger: Suite for Wind Quintet (1952)
Featured Pytheas Earful    William Schuman: Violin Concerto (1959)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Giorgio Koukl: Narcisset (1980)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Wojciech Kilar: Requiem Father Kolbe (1996)
Featured Ensemble     Ensemble musikFabrik (Köln, Germany)
Featured Festival or Item    Musicuratum (World Wide Web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Can Music for Dance Stand Alone? (Alice Shields, NewMusicBox)

Week of December 17, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Piano and Strings (1979)
Featured Video Performance    Lepo Sumera: For Boris Björn Bagger and His Friend (1988)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Henry Cowell: Homage to Iran (1963)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Laurie Spiegel: East River Dawn (1976)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Mikael Karlsson: On This Planet (2010)
Featured Ensemble    Studio for New Music Ensemble (Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory)
Featured Festival or Item    Electronic Music Midwest
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Controversial Comrade Kabalevsky (Fred Flaxman, Compact Discoveries)

Week of December 24, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Cecilia McDowall: Now May We Singen (2007)
Featured Video Performance    Dave Brubeck: The Gates of Justice (1969)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Erik Satie: Socrate (1918)
Featured Pytheas Earful    György Kurtág: Splinters (1978)
Featured Pytheas Earful    George Grella: Smiles of a Summer's Day (2010)
Featured Ensemble    Quatour Bozzini (Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Ablaze Records (Tasmania, Australia and Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    An Interview with Karl Korte (Tobias Fischer, Tokafi)


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November 2012
Featured Composers
Heino Eller (1887-1970), Estonian
Dave Brubeck (1920-     ), American
David Tudor (1926-1996), American
Keiko Abe (1937-     ), Japanese
John Newell (1949-    ), American
Guus Janssen (1951-     ), Dutch
Barbara White (1965-    ), American
Pierre Jalbert (1967-     ), American
Thomas Adès (1971-     ), English

Featured Recordings
Classical Brubeck (Telarc 80621)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Thomas Adès: Living Toys (EMI 72271-2)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Vineet Shende: Bowdoin College's Composer of Note
Tod Machover - Visionaries (WBUR, Boston)
Dave Brubeck Talks with Larry Appelbaum (The Library of Congress)

Pytheas Sightings
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) – Music by Cage, Bowles, Milhaud – Film by Hans Richter
The Spanish Earth (1937) - Music by Virgil Thomson and Marc Blitzstein - Film by Joris Ivans
Disgrace (2008) - Music by Graeme Koehne - Film by Steve Jacobs

Danses Pytheuses
I Drink the Air Before Me (2009) – Music by Nico Muhly – Choreography by Stephen Petronio
RainForest (1968) - Music by David Tudor - Choreography by Merce Cunningham
Ohio is in the Midwest (2009) – Sound Design and Choreography by Rachel McKinstry & Kendra Portier

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Corneliu Dan Georgescu: Ostern-Meditation (2009)
David Tudor: Pulsers (1970)
Elizabeth Hoffman: Tesserae (1994)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Mitchell Peters: Galactica (1999)
Mark Ford: Wink (2011)

Week of November 5, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Tod Machover: Miranda's Aria from Death & the Powers (2010)
Featured Video Performance    Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round (1996)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Charles Ives: Serenity (1919)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Karl Jenkins: Requiem (2005)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Judd Greenstein: Be There (2008)
Featured Ensemble    NEXUS percussion ensemble (Toronto, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (Québec, Canada)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Pierre Jalbert: All Music Great and Small (Alexandra Gardner, NewMusicBox)

Week of November 12, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Guus Janssen: Four Songs (2008)
Featured Video Performance    Heino Eller: The Bells (1929)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ulf Grahn: For Piano (1969)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Louise Talma: Lament (1980)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Barbara White: My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon (2008)
Featured Ensemble     CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Manhattan New Music Project (New York, New York, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Music Museums of the 21st Century (Anne Midgette, The Washington Post)

Week of November 19, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Pierre Jalbert: Icefield Sonnets, III. North is a Notion (2004)
Featured Video Performance    Elliott Carter: Dialogues (2003)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Maurice Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (1933)
Featured Pytheas Earful    David Gillingham: Waking Angels (1996)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Thomas Adès: Three Studies from Couperin (2006)
Featured Ensemble    Alia Musica Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Zu Casa (world wide web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Elliott Carter, Composer Who Decisively Snapped Tradition, Dies (Allan Kozinn, NY Times)

Week of November 26, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Keiko Abe: Prism Rhapsody (1995)
Featured Video Performance    Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 (1949)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Colin McPhee: Tabuh-tabuhan (1936)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Guus Janssen: Klotz (1994)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Vincent Ho: Four Snapshots of a Dream (2002)
Featured Ensemble    The McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Cincinnati Composers Laptop Orchestra Project (CiCLOP) (Cincinnati, OH, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    A Guide to Thomas Adès' Music (Tom Service, The Guardian)


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October 2012
Featured Composers
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), French
Michael Tippett (1905-1998), English
Bülent Arel (1919-1990), Turkish
Corneliu Dan Georgescu (1938-    ), Romanian
Eleanor Hovda (1940-2009), American
Gareth Farr (1968-     ), New Zealander
Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska (1968-    ), Polish
Vineet Shende (1973-    ), American
Nico Muhly (1981-     ), American

Featured Recordings
Carlos Surinach: Orchestra Works (First Edition Recordings 0039) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Frank Zappa: London Symphony Orchestra Vols. I & II (Barking Pumkin)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Nico Muhly: A Good Understanding (Decca Records 4782506)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Darius Milhaud Part I: A Recollection of the Twenties (KQED)
Anna Weesner: On Network For New Music Celebration
Vineet Shende: Bowdoin College's Composer of Note

Pytheas Sightings
Sister Sister (1987) - Music by Richard Einhorn - Film by Bill Condon
Traces on the Farther Side (2011) - Music by Frances White - Film by Andrew Lucia and Wendy Steiner
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) – Music by Cage, Bowles, Milhaud – Film by Hans Richter

Danses Pytheuses
La création du monde (1923) – Music by Darius Milhaud – Choreography by Faustin Linyekula
Vestigia (2009) – Music by Kotoka Suzuki – Choreography by David Earle
I Drink the Air Before Me (2009) – Music by Nico Muhly – Choreography by Stephen Petronio

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Dan Tramte: Nomos Delta (2011)
Young-Shin Choi: UJO IMU III (2009)
Corneliu Dan Georgescu: Ostern-Meditation (2009)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska: Toccata (2001)
Keiko Abe: Michi (1978)
Emmanuel Séjourné: Venin (1986)

Week of October 1, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Gareth Farr: Taheke (2002)
Featured Video Performance    Darius Milhaud: Sonatina for Violin and Cello, Op.324 (1953), mvt 3
Featured Pytheas Earful    Michael Tippett: Songs of Achilles (1961)
Featured Pytheas Earful    David Rakowski: "Wiggle Room" (Piano Etude No. 43) (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Pertti Jalava: Symphony No. 3, "Forms of Opinion" (2004-08)
Featured Ensemble    Impulse Percussion Group (Wichita State University, KS, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Bowling Green New Music Festival, Bowling Green State Univ, Ohio, USA, October 17-20, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Classical Music Dead? Nico Muhly Proves It Isn't (Lucy Jones, The Telegraph)

Week of October 8, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Corneliu Dan Georgescu: Praeludium fur Columna Infinita (2011)
Featured Video Performance    Nico Muhly: Diacritical Marks (2010)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Vision of Aeroplanes (1956)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Sebastian Currier: Aftersong (1994)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Anna Weesner: Still Things Move (2003)
Featured Ensemble     Lisa Moore, pianist (New York, New York, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Subtropics.org  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Shende Sounds Hopeful Note With Longfellow Poems (Bowdoin College News)

Week of October 15, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Eleanor Hovda: Jo Ha Kyu (1990)
Featured Video Performance    John Harbison: Myrtle's 2nd Aria (from The Great Gatsby) (1999)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Silvestre Revueltas: Musica para charlar (1938)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Darius Milhaud: Pacem in terris (1963)
Featured Pytheas Earful    John Newell: Quartet for Strings (2008)
Featured Ensemble    San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra (San Francisco, California, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Florida Electroacoustic Music Studio (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    A Rare Bird: Gyan Riley (Tom Chandler, East Bay Express)

Week of October 22, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Emmanuel Séjourné: Akadinda Trio (1992)
Featured Video Performance    Ruth Wiesenfeld: Stories Still... (2004)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Roger Sessions: From My Diary (1937-1940)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Chen Yi: Duo Ye (1984)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Nico Muhly: Like as the Hart (2004)
Featured Ensemble    Either/Or (New York, NY, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    American Classical Music Hall of Fame (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    The Death of Eleanor Hovda (Joseph Dalton, My Big Gay Ears)

Week of October 29, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Thomas Adès: Asyla (1997), mvt 3
Featured Video Performance    Darius Milhaud: Segoviana (1957)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Michael Tippett: Mosaic (1962-63)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Dave Brubeck: Abba Father, from Beloved Son (1978)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Amy Scurria: Five Haiku (1998)
Featured Ensemble    Thamyris (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival  (Huddersfield, UK)  -  November 16-25, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    One Must Have a Chaos Inside (Michael Merkelely, The Guardian)


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September 2012
Featured Composers
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Polish
Carlos Surinach (1915-1997), Spanish-American
Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008), German-Argentine
Tony Caramia (1950-    ), American
Richard Einhorn (1952-     ), American
Christos Hatzis (1953-    ), Greek-Canadian
Frances White (1960-     ), American
Ann Millikan (1963-    ), American
Kevin Puts (1972-    ), American

Featured Recordings
Grażyna Bacewicz:  Violin Concertos Nos. 1,3,7 (Chandos Records) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Carlos Surinach: Orchestra Works (First Edition Recordings 0039) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Kevin Puts - On His Piano Concerto "Night"
Christos Hatzis – Interview @ Your Greek News

Pytheas Sightings
Le Capitaine Fracasse (1943) - Music by Arthur Honegger - Film by Abel Gance
En Blanc et Noir (2007) - Music by Claude Debussy - Film by Tal Rosner
Sister Sister (1987) - Music by Richard Einhorn - Film by Bill Condon

Danses Pytheuses
Rounding (1984) - Music by Bülent Arel - Choreography by Mimi Garrard
Red (2006) - Music by Kristin Norderval - Choreography by Carrie Ahern

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Vladimir Ussachevsky: Piece for Tape Recorder (1956)
Juan Amenabar: Los Peces (1957)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
John H. Beck: Modulation (1996)
Christos Hatzis: Fertility Rites (1997), mvt I
Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska: Toccata (2001)

Week of September 3, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Richard Einhorn: Variations on La Folia (2011)
Featured Video Performance    Béla Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin (1944), 3rd mvt
Featured Pytheas Earful    Grażyna Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 6 (1960)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Mauricio Kagel: Episoden, Figuren (1993)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Kevin Puts: Millennium Canons (2001)
Featured Ensemble    Aguava New Music Studio (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Pictures of Music (Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    The Sound of Silents/The Passion of Joan of Arc (M.V. Moorhead, phoenixnewtimes.com)

Week of September 10, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Mauricio Kagel: Phonophonie (1964)
Featured Video Performance    Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Recorder Sonatina (1939)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carlos Surinach: Doppio concertino (1954)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Mauricio Kagel: An Tasten (1977)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Sarah Horick: She Walks In Beauty (2006)
Featured Ensemble     Lynn Vartan, percussionist (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Portals Project (world wide web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    The New Music-Theatre of Mauricio Kagel (Zachàr Laskewicz, Nachtschimmen.eu)

Week of September 17, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Christos Hatzis: Arctic Dreams 1 (2002)
Featured Video Performance    Tony Caramia: Night Train Express (1985)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Leoš Janáček: In the Mists (1912)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Jean Langlais: Trois Esquisses Gothiques (1975), no. 3
Featured Pytheas Earful    Frances White: Winter Aconites (1993)
Featured Ensemble    Xenakis Ensemble  (The Netherlands)
Featured Festival or Item    Indiana State University's 46th Annual Contemporary Music Festival, Oct 24-26, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Composer and Material in musique concrète (Frances White)

Week of September 24, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Kevin Puts: Arches (2000)
Featured Video Performance    Reza Vali: Kord (Calligraphy No. 9) (2008)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Grażyna Bacewicz: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orch (1966), Larghetto
Featured Pytheas Earful    R. Murray Schafer: Snowforms (1983)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Svitlana Azarova: Outvoice, outstep and outwalk (2004)
Featured Ensemble    Lynn Vartan, percussionist (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    The Percussive Arts Society (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Love and Enlightenment (Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)



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August 2012
Featured Composers
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), Italian
John Weinzweig (1913-2006), Canadian
Christian Wolff (1934-     ), American
Gillian Whitehead (1941-    ), New Zealand
Phil Kline (1953-     ), American
Philippe Hurel (1955-    ), French
Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960-     ), English
Ted Vives (1964-     ), American
Tan Hainu (1980-    ), Chinese-American

Featured Recordings
Philippe Hurel: Phonus (Plusloin Music PL S217) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Grażyna Bacewicz:  Violin Concertos Nos. 1,3,7 (Chandos Records) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Jennifer Higdon: Down to Earth – in conversation with Frank J. Oteri (NewMusicBox)
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Interview
Morton Feldman Interview (with Charles Shere/Internet Archive)

Pytheas Sightings
Pacific Heights (1990) - Music by Hans Zimmer - Film by John Schlesinger
Polar Express (2004) - Music by Alan Silvestri - Film by Robert Zemeckis
Le Capitaine Fracasse (1943) - Music by Arthur Honegger - Film by Abel Gance

Danses Pytheuses
Here Wait (2010) – Music by Maggi Payne – Choreography by Alyssa Lee
Grito (2010) - Music by Judith Shatin - Improvised Performance by Carol Dilley
G-Spot Tornado (1986/1992) - Music by Frank Zappa - Choreography by Louise Lecavalier

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Philippe Hurel: Plein-jeu (2010)
Vivian Adelberg Rudow: Dona Nobis Pacem (1977)
Bülent Arel: Stereo Electronic Music No. 1 (1960)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Philippe Hurel: Loops IV (2005)
Iannis Xenakis: Okho (1989)
John H. Beck: Modulation (1996)

Week of August 1, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Mark Anthony Turnage: Greek (1988)
Featured Video Performance    Giacinto Scelsi: Ko-Tha I (1967)
Featured Pytheas Earful    John Weinzweig: Dummiyah (1969)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Gillian Whitehead: Five Bagatelles (1986)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Tan Hainu: Dance of Differing Languages (2009)
Featured Ensemble    The Menard Ensemble (Brisbane, Australia)
Featured Festival or Item    The Avant Garde Project: Online Audio Resource (world wide web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Giacinto Scelsi: Massive Interiors and Microtones (Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Hydra Magazine)

Week of August 6, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Christian Wolff: Another Possibility (2004)
Featured Video Performance    Jonathan Golove: Kreisler's Coat (2011)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis (1942)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Andrzej Panufnik: Autumn Music (1962)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ted Vives: Fanfare Diamante (2007)
Featured Ensemble     Ensemble Accroche Note (Strasbourg, France)
Featured Festival or Item    5:4 (Five Against Four)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    New Programming - Expanding the Box (Greg Sandow)

Week of August 13, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Gillian Whitehead: Arapatiki (2004)
Featured Video Performance    Krzysztof Penderecki: Capriccio for Oboe and Orchestra (1964)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras No. 2, “O trenzinho do Caipira” (1930)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Joan Tower: Tambor (1998)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Phil Kline: Tarantella (2006)
Featured Ensemble    Orchestra 2001 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Hear Now – A Festival of New Music (Venice, California, USA) - Aug 25 & 26, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Compositions by CSULA Grad Student Resonate Across Continents (CalStateLA)

Week of August 20, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Alberto Ginastera: Estancia, op. 8 (1941)
Featured Video Performance    Dmitri Tymoczko: Piano Games (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Giacinto Scelsi: Prânam II (1973)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Gia Comolli: The Flight of Icarus (1989)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hidden Love Song (2005)
Featured Ensemble    Red Light New Music (New York, NY, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Polish Music Center (Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Composer Portrait: Anne LeBaron (Judy Lochhead, IAWM Journal)

Week of August 27, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst (1992)
Featured Video Performance    Henri Tomasi: Saxophone Concerto (1949)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Manuel de Falla: El retablo de maese Pedro (1922)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Shulamit Ran: Vessels of Courage and Hope (1998)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Tan Hainu: String Trio, "The Dream of Berlin" (2008)
Featured Ensemble    Seattle Chamber Players (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Warsaw Autumn Festival of International Contemporary Music (Warsaw, Poland)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Kevin Puts Wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox)



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July 2012
Featured Composers
Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1920), Russian
André Caplet (1878-1925), French
Frank Zappa (1940-1993), American
Nancy Gunn (1956-     ), American
Sebastian Currier (1959-    ), American
Derek Bermel (1967-     ), American
Cheng Chin Man (1977-     ), Chinese
Elliott Bark (1980-    ), Korean-American
Patrick Harlin (1984-     ), American

Featured Recordings
Douglas Knehans: Fractured Traces (Ablaze Records 00003)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Annie Gosfield: Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites (Tzadik Records 8007)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Nico Muhly (ASCAP Audio Portraits)
Sebastian Currier in Interview (Deutche Grammophon)
Jennifer Higdon: Down to Earth – in conversation with Frank J. Oteri (NewMusicBox)

Pytheas Sightings
The Cat Creature (1973) - Music by Leonard Rosenman - Film by Curtis Harrington
Bestiák (Beasts) (1993) - Music by Frank Zappa - Film by Varga Csaba & Igor Lazin

Danses Pytheuses
Apollon musagète (1928) - Music by Igor Stravinsky - Choreography by George Balanchine
2Solos (2008) - Music by Henryk Górecki - Choreography by Katharina Maschenka Horn
Here Wait (2010) – Music by Maggi Payne – Choreography by Alyssa Lee

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Cheng Chin Man: Three Sound (2000)
Jon Forhsee: Toscins (2001)
Philippe Hurel: Plein-jeu (2010)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Frank Zappa: Watermelon (1979)
John Luther Adams: Consecration, from "Coyote Builds North America" (1990)

Week of July 2, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Sebastian Currier: Almost too much, from "Verge" (1997)
Featured Video Performance    Elliott Bark: Neutral Tones (2007)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Anton Webern: String Quartet, Op. 28 (1938)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Leonard Bernstein: Benediction (Concerto for Orchestra, mvt 4) (1989)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Patrick Harlin: Landscapes (2008), mvt 2
Featured Ensemble    Firebird Ensemble (Massachusetts, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    highSCORE Festival (Pavia, Italy) July 23 - Aug 4, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    To What Degree: Teaching Musical Composition (Marilyn Shrude, NewMusicBox) 

Week of July 9, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Patrick Harlin: The Mechanist (American Sketch #3) (2008)
Featured Video Performance    Robert Muczynski: Quintet for Winds, op. 45 (1985)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Arnold Schoenberg: Das Buch der Hängende Gärten, op. 15 (1908-09)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Melinda Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion (1998)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Daron Hagen: Piano Trio No. 4, “Angel Band” mvt II (2007)
Featured Ensemble     Guerilla Opera (Boston, MA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Izler Solomon Library (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Hitchcock's Silent Movies to Get New Scores for Olympics (Stuart Kemp, Hollywood Reporter)

Week of July 16, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Joseph Turrin: Two Portraits (1995)
Featured Video Performance    André Caplet: Deux Sonnets (1916/1924)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 4, "Deliciae Basiliensis" (1946)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Samuel Adler: Requiescat in Pace (1963)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Derek Bermel: Coming Together (1999)
Featured Ensemble    The Rathbun-Rivera Duo (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Community Music Works (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Persona non grata: Frank Zappa's Orchestral Subculture (Arved Ashby, ISAM Newsletter)

Week of July 23, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Frank Zappa: Outrage at Valdez (1990)
Featured Video Performance    Chen Yi: Chinese Fables (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Vladimir Rebikov: Chansons Blanches (1913)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Barbara Harbach: Carondolet Caprice (2007)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Cheng Chin Man: Insane Colour (2003-04)
Featured Ensemble    Ensemble Adapter (Berlin, Germany)
Featured Festival or Item    Ung Nordisk Musik/Young Nordic Music (Iceland)  -  Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    A Conversation About Time (Sebastian Currier and Rachel Shteir, Yaddo)



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June 2012
Featured Composers
Carl Ruggles (1876-1971), American
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), French
Harry Somers (1925-1999), Canadian
Chinary Ung (1942-    ), Cambodian
Robert Beaser (1954-    ), American
Pertti Jalava (1960-    ), Finnish
Robert David Rusconi (1972-    ), Italian-British
Vivian Fung (1975-    ), Canadian
Inhyun Kim (1985-    ), South Korean-American

Featured Recordings
Carl Ruggles: The Complete Works (Other Minds)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Ruth Schönthal - On A Bird Over Jerusalem
Alan Silvestri on “The Polar Express” (ASCAP Audio Portraits)
Nico Muhly (ASCAP Audio Portraits)

Pytheas Sightings
XINGU (2012) - Music by Ann Milliken - Video by Ann Milliken
Hymn (2005) – Music by Kati Agócs – Film/Video by Eli Stine

Danses Pytheuses
Daughter of the Wind (2009) – Music by Inhyun Kim – Choreography by Eun joo Kang
Surfer at the River Styx (2000) - Music by Donald Knaack & David Kahne - Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Apollon musagète (1928) - Music by Igor Stravinsky - Choreography by George Balanchine

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Rolf den Otter and Othmar Schimmel: Soundscape Amsterdam V=S/t (1995)
Douglas Lilburn: Fragments of a Poem (1966)
Cheng Chin Man: Three Sound (2000)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Emmanuel Séjourné: Vouz Avez du Feu? (2001)
Steve Reich: Sextet (1984)

Week of June 4, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Harry Somers: Northern Lights (1988)
Featured Video Performance    Vivian Fung: Chant, from Glimpses (2006)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carl Nielsen: An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands (1927)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Chinary Ung: Khse Buon (1980)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Pertti Jalava: Pinta (Surface) (2002)
Featured Ensemble    Remix Ensemble (Porto, Portugal)
Featured Festival or Item    livingroomMUSIC.org (world wide web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers (PW20C)

Week of June 11, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Chinary Ung: In Memoriam (2007) [“Spiral X”???]
Featured Video Performance    Germaine Tailleferre: Guitare (c. 1960)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Robert Beaser: Lontano, ero con te, from "Songs from the Occasions" (1985)
Featured Pytheas Earful    György Ligeti: Piano Concerto (1985-88)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Robert David Rusconi: Polymorphosis (2009)
Featured Ensemble     New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Arts Electric (New York, New York, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Inventing Finnish Music (Kimmo Korhonen, FIMIC)

Week of June 18, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Vivian Fung: Violin Concerto (2011)
Featured Video Performance    Elliott Schwartz: Darwin's Dream II (2011)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carl Ruggles: Portals (1925)
Featured Pytheas Earful    John Harbison: Confinement (1965)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Gregory Hall: Water – Two Poems of W.S. Merwin (2005)
Featured Ensemble    Echo Ensemble for New Music (Berlin, Germany)
Featured Festival or Item    Mizzou New Music Summer Festival (Columbia, Missouri, USA)  -  July 23-28, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Dance Revolution: The Music of Philip Glass (Melissa Lesnie, Limelight Magazine)

Week of June 25, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto (1949)
Featured Video Performance    Michel van der Aa: Transit (2009)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Harry Somers: Allegro scherzando from Piano Sonata No. 5 (1957)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Kile Smith: Symphony: Lumen ad revelationem (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Inhyun Kim: Saxophone Quartet I (2008)
Featured Ensemble    Strung Out Trio (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Waxidermy (world wide web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Composing Collaborations – Between Gamelan and New Music Chamber Ensembles                                                                                                                                                                                                      (GetClassical.org/My Voice)

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May 2012
Featured Composers
Allan Pettersson (1911-1980), Swedish
Jean Françaix (1912-1997), French
Philip Carlsen (1951-     ), American
Douglas Knehans (1957-    ), American
Stella Sung (1959-     ), American
Kristin Norderval (1960-     ), American
Emmanuel Séjourné (1961-    ), French
Régis Campo (1968-    ), French
Ryan Anthony Francis (1981-    ), American

Featured Recordings
Morton Feldman: The Viola in My Life (New World Records) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Gernot Wolfgang - Common Ground (Albany Records)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Art Fire Soul - Piano Works of Judith Lang Zaimont (MSR Records)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Stella Sung: Interview with Charna Davis Wiese (UCF In Print)
Kenji Bunch - Composer Portrait (American Composers Orchestra)
Ruth Schönthal - On A Bird Over Jerusalem (The Milken Archive of Jewish Music)

Pytheas Sightings
For A Few Dollars More (1965) - Music by Ennio Morricone - Film by Sergio Leone
Papoose (2011) - Music by Kristin Norderval - Film by Jill Sigman
Fallen (1998) - Music by Tan Dun - Film by Gregory Hoblit

Danses Pytheuses
Exaucé/Salt (1998) - Music by David Lang - Choreography by Édouard Lock
Rupture (2007) - Music by Kristen Norderval - Choreography by Jill Sigman
Daughter of the Wind (2009) – Music by Inhyun Kim – Choreography by Eun joo Kang

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
François Bayle: Morceaux de Ciels (1996)
Ed Wright: Harpset (2007)
Rolf den Otter and Othmar Schimmel: Soundscape Amsterdam V=S/t (1995)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Luciano Berio: Circles (1960)
Inhyun Kim: When insight comes in a dream, part IV (2011)
Da Jeong Choi: Reflection in the Glass (2008)

Week of May 1, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Régis Campo: Les Quatre Jumelles (2009)
Featured Video Performance    Emmanuel Séjourné: Nancy (1985)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Allan Pettersson: Symphony No. 7 (1967)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Nancy Bloomer Deussen: Carmel by-the-Sea (1987)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Stella Sung: Three Dances for Flute and Piano (1990)
Featured Ensemble    GéNIA - pianist, educator and producer (London, England)
Featured Festival or Item    SONM - Sound Archive of Experimental Music and Sound Art (Murcia, Spain)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    A Master of Synthesis: An Interview with Tania León (David Canfield, Fanfare Magazine)

Week of May 7, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Jean Françaix: Double Concerto for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra (1991)
Featured Video Performance    Sergei Prokofiev: The Ugly Duckling (1914)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Henri Tomasi: Requiem pour la paix (1944)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Clermont Pépin: Symphony No. 2 (1957)
Featured Pytheas Earful    John Psathas: Summary of the Human Presence (2011)
Featured Ensemble     Ensemble Resonance (Calgary, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Southwest Festival of New Music (Sante Fe New Music, New Mexico, USA)  -  June 21-23, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    5 Questions to Lynn Bechtold (Thomas Deneuville, I Care If You Listen)

Week of May 14, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Augusta Read Thomas: Rush (2004)
Featured Video Performance    Igor Stravinsky: Septet (1953)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carl Ruggles: Men and Mountains (1924-1936)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Zhou Long: Words of the Sun (1982; rev. 1997)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Douglas Knehans: ripple (2002)
Featured Ensemble    Synchromy Music (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Contemporary New York Composers: A Performance (FORA.tv)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Great Expectations: The Challenge of New Music In New Spaces (Dustin Soiseth, NewMusicBox)

Week of May 21, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Régis Campo: Pop-Art (2002)
Featured Video Performance    Henri Tomasi: Être ou ne pas être (To be or not to be) (1963)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carlos Chávez: Tambuco (1964)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Allan Pettersson: Viola Concerto (1979)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Kaija Saariaho: Aile du Songe (2000)
Featured Ensemble    Soundfield (Chicago, Philadelphia, San Fransisco, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    June in Buffalo (State University of New York at Buffalo)  -  June 4-10, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Classical Duo Mark Women's History Month (Rob Enslin, Syracuse University News)

Week of May 28, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Jean Françaix: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (1990)
Featured Video Performance    Ruth Schönthal: Passion Music, from "65 Celebrations" (1994)
Featured Pytheas Earful    M. Camargo Guarnieri: Brazilian Dance (1941)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Judith Zaimont: Virgie Rainey - Two Narratives (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ryan Anthony Francis: Woman Bird and Star (2004)
Featured Ensemble    Toronto Percussion Ensemble (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    Spitalfields Music - Summer Festival (London, England)  -  June 8-23, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    American Mavericks (edited by Susan Key and Larry Rothe, San Francisco Symphony)



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April 2012
Featured Composers
Scott Joplin (1868-1917), American
Henri Tomasi (1901-1971), French
Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003), Italian
Ruth Schönthal (1924-2006), German-American
Ton Bruynèl (1934-1998) , Dutch
William Bolcom (1938-     ), American
Michael Torke (1961-    ), American
Olga Neuwirth (1968-    ), Austrian
Ricardo Romaneiro (1979-    ), Brazilian

Featured Recordings
Frances White: Centre Bridge: Electroacoustic Works (Mode Records 184)   also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Michael Torke: Tahiti (Ecstatic Records)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Judith Zaimont Interview/2012 (Minnesota Public Radio)
Frederic Rzewski Visits America (NewMusicBox)

Pytheas Sightings
Ballet mecanique (1924) – Music by George Antheil  - Film by Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) - Music by Elmer Bernstein - Film by Martin Scorsese
For A Few Dollars More (1965) - Music by Ennio Morricone - Film by Sergio Leone

Danses Pytheuses
Abstract Theatre (2008)  - Music: Kristóf Wéber - Rozi Békés' and Dániel Erdély's play based on Bauhaus Theatre
Number Nine (2011) – based on “Ash” (1991) – Music by Michael Torke – Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
                                                                                                                                                                   
Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Pierre Boulez: La Symphonie méchanique (1955)
Ton Bruynèl: Reflexes (1961)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together (1971)
Milton Babbitt: Beaten Paths (1988)
Luciano Berio: Circles (1960)

Week of April 2, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Ruth Schönthal: Str Qt #3/In Memorian Holocaust, mvt 1
Featured Video Performance    Patricio da Silva: Guitar Concerto (2010)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Henri Tomasi: Ballade for Saxophone (1938)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Michael Torke: Green (Verdant Music) (1986)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Jennifer Higdon: Violin Concerto No. 1 (2008)
Featured Ensemble    Piano Spheres (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Ives Project (Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Eisenstein’s Film-Symphony Project, Que viva Mexico! (Robert Robertson, Offscreen)

Week of April 9, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Olga Neuwirth: Torsion (2002)
Featured Video Performance    Qu Xiao-Song: Silent Mountain (1994)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Goffredo Petrassi: Fanfare per tre trombe in do (1944; rev. 1976)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Stephen Paulus: The Road Home (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Missy Mazzoli: Still Life With Avalanche (2008)
Featured Ensemble     Iktus - Percussion Quartet (Purchase, NY, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival (Portland, ME, USA) - April 14 & 15, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Six Canadian Composers You Should Know (Colin Eatock)

Week of April 16, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Michael Torke: Yellow Pages (1985), from Telephone Bk
Featured Video Performance    Frances White: The Old Rose Reader (2004)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Scott Joplin: Magnetic Rag (1914)
Featured Pytheas Earful    William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost (1970)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ricardo Romaneiro: Ventos (2007)
Featured Ensemble    Stroma (Wellington, New Zealand)
Featured Festival or Item    The Tone Generation (World Wide Web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    So What? (George Grella, The Drift)

Week of April 23, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Mason Bates: Mothership (2010)
Featured Video Performance    William Bolcom: The Serpent's Kiss (1969)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carl Orff: Trionfo di Afrodite (1949-51)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Tina Davidson: Seven Macabre Songs (1979)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Olga Neuwirth: In Nacht und Eis (2007)
Featured Ensemble    Empyrean Ensemble (University of California at Davis, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Balkanicus: Balkan Contemporary Music Concert (University of Minnesota) - April 29, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Lend Me a Pick Ax: Dismantling of the Compositional Gender Divide (Lisa Hirsch, NewMusicBox)



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March 2012
Featured Composers
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), Swiss-American
Michel Legrand (1932-     ), French
R. Murray Schafer (1933-     ), Canadian
Tania León (1943-    ), Cuban
Marjan Mozetich (1948-    ), Canadian
Stephen Hartke (1952-     ), American
David Glaser (1952-     ), American
Annie Gosfield (1960-     ), American
Lowell Liebermann (1961-     ), American

Featured Recordings
Wolfgang Rihm: Musik für Oboe und Orch; etc (Hänssler 093.185.000) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Stephen Hartke: Tituli; Cathedral in the Thrashing Rain (ECM 1861) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Frances White: Centre Bridge: Electroacoustic Works (Mode Records 184) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itune

Composer Portraits
Phil Kline - Unsilent Night
R. Murray Schafer: On Soundscapes and Composing

Pytheas Sightings
Fallen Angel (1945) - Music by David Raksin - Film by Otto Preminger
The Go-Between (1970)  -  Music by Michel Legrand  -  Film by Joseph Losey
Ballet mecanique (1924) – Music by George Antheil  - Film by Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy

Danses Pytheuses
LP (2002) - Music by Vitor Joaquim - Choreography by Rui Horta
un state (2008) - Music by Dohee Lee &  Jethro DeHart  - Choreography by Yannis Adoniou

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Rolf den Otter: Virgo (1993)
David Tudor: Rainforest (1968)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
John Cage: Amores (1943)
Lynn Glassock: Teamwork (1996)
Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together (1971)

Week of March 5, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Ernest Bloch: In The Mountains (1925), from "Landscapes"
Featured Video Performance    Annie Gosfield: Shoot The Player Piano (1999)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Carlos Chávez: Xochipilli (1940)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Nancy van de Vate: Violin Concerto No. 1 (1986)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Lowell Liebermann: Gargoyles [no. 1] (1989)
Featured Ensemble    Pianists Bridget Convey, Chiharu Naruse and Annie Antonacos
Featured Festival or Item    Zauberhafte KlangmaschinenMusical Sound Machines (Institute of Media Archaeology)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Week of March 12, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Lawrence Dillon: Poke (2011)
Featured Video Performance    Tania León: Saóko (1997)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Virgil Thomson: Three Antiphonal Psalms (1924)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Tadeusz Baird: Epiphany Music (1963)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Annie Gosfield: Marked by a Hat (2003)
Featured Ensemble     counter)induction (New York, New York, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Women in Music Festival 2012, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, March 26-31, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    The Father of Acoustic Ecology: R. Murray Schafer (Anjula Razdan, Utne Reader)

Week of March 19, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Lowell Liebermann: Quartet for Piano and Strings (2010)
Featured Video Performance    Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1919)
Featured Pytheas Earful    R. Murray Schafer: East (1973)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Marjan Mozetich: Dance of the Blind (1980)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Gyan Riley: Sonata Quasifantokastica (2001) - Quasitremelodo
Featured Ensemble    E.A.R. Unit (Castaic, California, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Musinfo - The Database of Swiss Music
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Ernest Bloch: Composer in Nature's University (Nancy Steinberg, Oregon Council for the Arts)

Week of March 26, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Stephen Hartke: The Horse with the Lavender Eye (1997)
Featured Video Performance    Andre Caplet: Messe a Troix Voix (1920) - Kyrie
Featured Pytheas Earful    Jacques Ibert: Ghirlarzana (1950)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Earle Brown: Music for Cello and Piano (1955)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Kinan Azmeh: A Sad Morning, Every Morning (2012)
Featured Ensemble    Parthenia (New York, NY, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    The World Listening Project
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Parthenia Ventures into New Music for Viols (David Glaser, Early Music America)



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February 2012
Featured Composers
Walter Piston (1894-1976), American
David Raksin (1912-2004), American
Manuel Enríquez (1926-1994), Mexican
Ayser Vançin (1948-     ), Turkish
Alexina Louie (1949-    ), Canadian
Michael Schelle (1950-    ), American
Wolfgang Rihm (1952-     ), German
Federico Schumacher (1963-    ), Chilean
Todd Goodman (1977-     ), American

Featured Recordings
Alexina Louie - Shattered Night, Shivering Stars (CBC SMCD5190) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Wolfgang Rihm: Musik für Oboe und Orch; etc (Hänssler 093.185.000) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Olivier Messiaen  -  On Debussy and Colour
Marjan Mozetich  -  Composer Portrait
Dominick Argento - The Composer's Voice (Minnesota Public Radio)

Pytheas Sightings
Dialogos (2008) - Music by Mirjam Tally - Animated Film by Ülo Pikkov
Klang-Film (2005) - Music by Mario Verandi - Film by Harum Farocki
Fallen Angel (1945) - Music by David Raksin - Film by Otto Preminger

Danses Pytheuses
Fanfare (2011)  -  Music by Michael Nyman  -  Choreography by Naomi Goldberg Haas
Tiny Temple (2009)  -  Music by Bernadette Speach  -  Choreography by Anne Burnidge
Triadic Ballet (1922) - Music by Paul Hindemith - Developed by Oskar Schlemmer

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Federico Schumacher: Jetlag + 6Hrs (2006)
Manuel Enríquez: Viols (1971)
Mario Verandi: Klangbuch der imaginaeren Wesen (2007)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
John Beck: Interactions for Timpani and Sound (1996)
David T. Little: Speak Softly (2004)
John Cage: Amores (1943)

Week of February 1, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Wolfgang Rihm: In-Schrift (1995), excerpt
Featured Video Performance    Michael Schelle: Straight, No Lithium (2010), mvt 1
Featured Pytheas Earful    Walter Piston: Duo for Viola and Violoncello (1949)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Alexina Louie: Winter Music (1989)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Todd Goodman: These Valleys Never Heard (2004)
Featured Ensemble    Ensemble Robot (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    temp'óra (France/World Wide Web)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas     Electroacoustic Music Incorporating Latin American Influences (Manuella Blackburn, CEC) 

Week of February 6, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Walter Piston: Piano Quintet (1949)
Featured Video Performance    Régis Campo: La tempesta (2005)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Pilgrim's Progress (1951), excerpts
Featured Pytheas Earful    Ayser Vançin: Les plaintes d'un Icare (2004)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Tania León: Rimas Tropicales (2011)
Featured Ensemble     Bent Frequency (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    NAC musicbox TIMELINE (ArtsAlive.ca)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston (Leon Botstein, Amer Sym Orch)

Week of February 13, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Alexina Louie: Toothpaste (2001)
Featured Video Performance    Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphony (1948)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Manuel Enríquez: Rapsodia Latinoamericana (1987)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Steve Martland: Principia (1989)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Christopher Marshall: Synergy, from "Three Aspects of Spring" (1995)
Featured Ensemble    Musique 21 (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    La Comunidad Electroacústica de Chile/CECh (Chile)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    The Score - Interviews w/Film Composers (Michael Schelle/review by Nicholas Reyland, JFM)

Week of February 20, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Elizabeth Vercoe: To Music (2003)
Featured Video Performance    Marjan Mozetich: Toccata (1984)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Alfredo Casella: Concerto for Strings, Piano, Timp and Percussion (1943)
Featured Pytheas Earful    David Raksin: Scherzo, from "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Federico Schumacher: Estrellas Compactas (2003)
Featured Ensemble    ELISION Ensemble (Queensland, Australia)
Featured Festival or Item    Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (University of Belfast, Ireland), Mar 22-27, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Boom Times for Art Song: A HyperHistory of Poetry and Music (Johanna Keller, NewMusicBox)

Week of February 27, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Elliott Carter: Mirror on Which to Dwell (1975): Anaphora
Featured Video Performance    Walter Piston: Flute Sonata (1930)
Featured Pytheas Earful    André Caplet: Étude symphonique (1908)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Kaija Saariaho: Grammaire des rêves/From the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Michael Schelle: End of the World (2011)
Featured Ensemble    Standing Wave (Vancouver, Canada)
Featured Festival or Item    MaerzMusik 2012 - Festival of Contemporary Music (Berlin, Germany), March 17-25, 2012
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Wolfgang Rihm: The Musical Omnivore (Tom Service, The Guardian)



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January 2012
Featured Composers
Colin McPhee (1900-1964), Canadian-American
Miriam Gideon (1906-1996), American
Kurt Schwertsik (1935-    ), Austrian
Ney Rosauro (1952-     ), Brazilian
Danny Elfman (1953-    ), American
Robert McCauley (1958-     ), American
Julia Wolfe (1958-     ), American
Ramon Lazkano (1968-    ), Spanish Basque
David T. Little (1978-    ), American

Featured Recordings
Elizabeth Hoffman: Modus Nodus (Albany Records)  also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes
Gloria Coates: String Qt No. 9, Sonata For Violin Solo; Lyric Suite (Naxos) also  CD Review,  sample audio files  and  itunes

Composer Portraits
Melinda Wagner  -  On Composing for Orchestra
David T. Little  -  Witness in Sound (NewMusicBox)
Olivier Messiaen  -  On Debussy and Colour

Pytheas Sightings
Hangover Square (1945) - Music by Bernard Herrmann - Film by John Brahm
Globeland (2002) – Music by Elizabeth Hoffman – Video by Ryan Dorin

Danses Pytheuses
Turning in the Widening Gyre (1999) - Shostokovich [8th String Quartet] - Choreography by Paul Mosley
Constellations (2008) - Music by Stella Sung - Choreography by Kim
Fanfare (2011)  -  Music by Michael Nyman  -  Choreography by Naomi Goldberg Haas

Sound Art - Electronic, Tape, Computer & Electroacoustic Music
Elizabeth Hoffman: Vissera (2010)
Barry Truax: Riverrun (1986)
Federico Schumacher: Jetlag + 6Hrs (2006)

Bang, Clang and Beat  -  New Music for Percussion
Ney Rosauro: Prelude and Blues (1993)
Mauricio Kagel: Dressur (1977)

Week of January 2, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Colin McPhee: Nocturne (1958)
Featured Video Performance    Julia Wolfe: Dark Full Ride (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Edgar Varèse: Arcana (1925-27)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Gloria Coates: Cantata da Requiem "WW II Poems for Peace" (1972)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Robert McCauley: In the Playroom, from"My American Childhood"(2002)
Featured Ensemble    Tactus (Manhattan School of Music, NY, New York, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    Integra - Fusing Music and Technology (Birmingham Conservatoire, UK)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    When Words Are Not Enough (Timya, Everything2)

Week of January 9, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Ramon Lazkano: Wintersonnenwende (2005)
Featured Video Performance    Mikael Karlsson: Nattvittje (2011)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Wallingford Riegger: Symphony No. 4 (1957)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Thea Musgrave: Narcissus (1987)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Julia Wolfe: Believing (1997)
Featured Ensemble     Ensemble Nuove Musiche (Italy)
Featured Festival or Item    Archives of Contemporary Music (University of Trento, Italy)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    20th Century Music (Jack Logan, San Diego State University)

Week of January 16, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Robert McCauley: Kamrick Variations (2010)
Featured Video Performance    Richard Danielpour: Three Preludes (2003), nos. 1 & 2
Featured Pytheas Earful    Albert Roussel: String Quartet in D major, op. 45 (1932)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Miriam Gideon: Of Shadows Numberless (1966)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Jakub Ciupinski: The Architect's Brother (2006)
Featured Ensemble    London Sinfonietta (London, England)
Featured Festival or Item    Electronic Music Studies Network (Electronic Music Foundation, Troy, NY)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    24 Hours Proves Enough Time to Create a Symphony (Kevin Vogel, Butler Collegian)

Week of January 23, 2012
Featured Video Performance    Ney Rosauro: Concerto for Vibraphone (1996)
Featured Video Performance    Dmitri Tymoczko: Piano Games (2002)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Johannes Fritsch: Modulation I (1966)
Featured Pytheas Earful    Olivier Messiaen: Un vitrail et des oiseaux (1986)
Featured Pytheas Earful    David T. Little: Dear Atticus, from "Vinkensport or, The Finch Opera" (2010)
Featured Ensemble    JCFA Composers' Orchestra (Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Featured Festival or Item    I Care If You Listen (Thomas Deneuville, editor)
Featured Thoughts & Ideas    Generation of '38 (Part 1): Sounding Together While Sounding Apart (Judith Tick, New Music Box)


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