Transfigured Night Playlists

Transfigured Night playlist for 10/11/2012

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Xinyu Guan

Sainkho Namchylak, vocalist from the Tuva Republic in Siberia who started out as a throat singer before moving on to avant-garde vocal compositions. We also explore her collaborations with American multi-instrumentalist/free jazz musician Ned Rothenbeg.

We then move on to the Ganelin Trio, a preeminent free improvisation jazz trio in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and the 1980s. They premiered at the Warsaw Jazz Jamboree in 1976 and broke up in 1987. We listen to a live recording at Moscow from 1983.

Transfigured Night playlist for 10/09/2012

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Myrsini Manney-Ka...

John Tchicai memorial broadcast, focusing on Tchicai's more experimental work and his work from the 1960s.

Transfigured Night playlist for 10/06/2012

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Xinyu Guan

Rome-based collaborative Musica Elettronica Viva for the first half of the show, followed by French composer Eliane Radigue's Trilogie de la Mort for the second half.

Transfigured Night playlist for 10/02/2012

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Sara Cervantes

Peter Kowald & Friends, featuring a live set recorded at Soundscape 5/4/80

Transfigured Night playlist for 09/29/2012

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Tommy James

Final September New Music show devoted to celebrating John Cage's Centennial.

Transfigured Night playlist for 09/25/2012

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Myrsini Manney-Ka...

An examination of the relationship between John Cage's music and literary texts from different traditions, with a special focus on Cage's understanding and reinterpretation of Joyce's 'Finnegan's Wake'.

Transfigured Night playlist for 09/22/2012

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Xinyu Guan

John Cage's works from the 70s and the 80s, together with readings from Empty Words: Writings '73 - '78 by John Cage.

Transfigured Night playlist for 09/11/2012

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Dorian Bon

Cage's early Wesleyan Years. We dip slightly into the unending inventory of moments during the years of this collaboration...the pieces Cage wrote during that time, a few of the characters involved in that network.

Readings from Cage's 'Silence' and Norman O Brown's 'Life Against Death', and 'Love's Body'.

12 minutes mysticism

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From 'Music of Changes'- Herbert Henck, Piano

From 'Music for Amplified Toy Pianos' - Juan Hidalgo, Walter Marchetti, Gianni Emilio Simonetti

Transfigured Night playlist for 09/08/2012

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Xinyu Guan

"What mushroom? What leaf?" Tonight we explore the theme of John Cage's compositions as an autonomous outgrowth - mesostics (a form of verse that spreads out horizontally from a vertical text), the use of color and squiggly lines in his Aria for Cathy Berberian, the Constructions and other percussive pieces (including collaborations with Lou Harrison), Cage's interpretations of Richard Lippold's sculptures and James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, etc.

Transfigured Night playlist for 09/01/2012

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Dylan Kario