Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from July 13, 2008 Options

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Options July 13, 2008: Piece in the Shape of a Square / Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Philip Glass  Piece in the Shape of a Square   Options American Voices  Innova  performed by Brian Sacawa  0:00:00 ()
Dan Friel  One Legged Cowboy   Options Ghost Town  Important    0:11:23 ()
Isan  Recently In The Sahara   Options Lucky Cat  Morr    0:14:00 ()
Blevin Blechtum  Cygnet   Options Gular Flutter  Aagoo    0:20:15 ()
Tenniscoats          0:33:47 ()
Henry Flynt  Double Spindizzy   Options Graduation and Other New Country & Blues Music  Ampersand    0:33:53 ()
Andrew Bird  The Trees Were Mistaken   Options Soldier On  Fargo    0:41:01 ()
Akane Hosaka          0:47:37 ()
Girolamo de Simone          0:50:32 ()
Christian Wolff  Exercise No. 28   Options Spellbound! Works for Theremin  Mode    0:55:24 ()
          1:08:22 ()
Arias/Frasconi/Uenishi  Trio - Prelude   Options Object  Eh?    1:08:57 ()
Frank Denyer  Tentative Thoughts, Silenced Voices (2002-3)   Options Silenced Voices  Mode    1:28:50 ()
Enore Zaffri  Musica per un Anno   Options Musica per un Anno  Die Schachtel    1:44:16 ()
          2:05:52 ()
Erik Satie  Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear   Options Complete Works for Piano Duet  Mandala  performed by Dominique Merlet & Jean-Pierre Armengaud  2:06:01 ()
Bene Gesserit  Selections from "Les Vleurs du Bal"   Options Les Vleurs du Bal  Jardin Au Fou    2:20:51 ()
Maja S.K. Ratkje  Sinus Seduction (Moods Two)   Options River Mouth Echoes  Tzadik    2:35:01 ()
Francois Bayle  Eros Bleu   Options Archives GRM  INA    2:45:52 ()
Gulls  Resolute   Options       2:52:41 ()
          2:53:52 ()
          2:53:54 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 7/13/08 9:10pm mary:

Another Phil Glass throwaway. Yuck.
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:15pm bethany:

I gotta disagree with that...but what about you, out there, what do you think?
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:19pm molerat:

Worked for me, and the transition to the next track was nice.
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:21pm reid:

has anyone heard of parts and labor, that last song with the therimin sounded exactly like one of their songs
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:22pm bethany:

the man behind that track, dan friel, is a member of Parts & Labor...good ears.
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:23pm john:

The Glass didn't do much for me, could someone who was paying more attention speculate on the smilarity in the title to a set of pieces by Satie, which I'd translate Three Pieces In The Shape of a Pear?

Loved the Isan, though.
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:30pm ryan:

Listened to Nagisa Ni Te and Maher Shalal Hash Baz all this week. Tenniscoats! Perfect.
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:33pm bartelby:

the show is great so far, but if I don't go out to the store and my cat gets only dry food tonight there will be serious trouble
  Sun. 7/13/08 9:41pm mminEP:

Senor Flynt is amazing.....first heard him a few years ago (on FMU of course). what cd is this from?
  Sun. 7/13/08 10:06pm listener Carl:

always the great end to a weekend
  Sun. 7/13/08 10:53pm dave:

great set! i really like the last 3 pieces and how they work together.
  Sun. 7/13/08 10:57pm dave:

.. and wow, the "musica per un anno" set is a serious new lust object for me. looks like a great collection.
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:07pm john:

Dang, sorry I missed the lead-in to the Satie...archive ahoy!
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:10pm Kyle:

I love the show as always
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:10pm Snortley:

So who's the pianist?
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:19pm bethany:

The pianists are Dominique Merlet & Jean-Pierre Armengaud
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:20pm Snortley:

Thanks, Bethany. Rather percussive delivery.
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:25pm drew:

Satie was a big influence on none other than Frank Zappa. The version I grew up listening to is by Aldo Ciccolini on EMI. Great show!
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:44pm Madvig:

what does "stochastic" mean?
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:48pm dave:

a stochastic process is one which is random, or nondeterministic.
  Sun. 7/13/08 11:54pm bethany:

The show title "Stochastic Hit Parade" is a tip of the hat to free form radio (as in random) and to composers like Xenakis who created stochastic music using computer algorithms.
  Fri. 7/18/08 10:21am guestt:

This Phil Glass piece is from a time when Glass still was innovative! Monsieur Bayle's Eros Bleu is part of a master work in electroacoustic music: Erosphere. It's about the attraction of sounds.
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