Re: CHAT: musical mayhem (was Re: Perfect Pitch)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 26, 2000, 17:18|
-> When I was still living in Houston, TX, I did a performance art piece
>the Warehouse District. I got a small amount of grant money to do this
>performance - solo percussion, in which I played a battery of cymbals.(snip, unfortunately)
> Later that week, the local art&entertainment weekly ran an article in
>which stated my "unpretentious, gleefully malicious" performance was themost
>memorable of all the evening's "artsy-fartsy" events.>
Just read about the festival of "Maverick"music in SF conducted by
Tilson-Thomas (probably pretty mainstream stuff from your POV-- Ives,
Ruggles, Terry Riley, that ilk......) that sounded worthwhile.
You might remember--- years ago, when Tom Snyder still interviewed
interesting people on his NBC late night show, he had a guy on who played a
huge steel I-beam with a violin bow. Really nice sound.
And check out the "Bowed Piano Ensemble", a Bay area group I think-- there's
a nice CD (New Albion) "Vikings of the Dawn: Fantasy on the Polynesian
Star-Navigators". I played it for a professional/conventional pianist, who
couldn't believe it wasn't a synthesizer.