Monday, February 04, 2008

'Post-Supers': Fruit Of U.C. Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies On Display At Carnegie Hall This Thursday

MASON BATES -- Liquid Interface for orchestra and electronica (24')

3 flutes (all doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3. doubling English horn), 3 Bb clarinets (3. doubling Eb clarinet and bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3. doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, bass drum, bongos, trap set, vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, ride cymbal, chimes, high tam tam, castanets, triangle, glockenspiel, washboard with spoon, crotales, 2 harmonicas, slide guitar, crystal glasses (glass harmonica), wind machine, strings, and electronica

Commissioned and premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin conducting, February 2007. New York City premiere at Carnegie Hall, with the NSO under Mr Slatkin, February 7, 2008. Electronica developed at U.C.-Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.

Composer and Electronica DJ Mason Bates.

Photo credit: Via the Young Concert Artists website. With thanks.


And who do who think that -- if nominated and elected -- Hillary Rodham Clinton -- and WETA's Sharon Percy Rockefeller -- might choose to be the next Chairwoman or Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts?


Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, curated by Jessye Norman at Carnegie Hall, 2008-09.

[I don't believe that the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning American classical composer George Walker has once been played on racist Classical WETA-FM -- while the D.C. Youth Orchestra did perform George Walker years ago [in 1972] before Herbert Von Karajan and members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.]


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