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Options September 15, 2014: A440, Op. 3, No. 13 Zemlinsky, Cowell, Mason Bates & Orianna Webb

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Orianna Webb  Sustenance Variations (2004)   Options fm Flexible Music  New Focus Recordings  Flexible Music: Tim Ruedeman, sax; Dan Lippel, guitar; Haruka Fujii, percussion; Eric Huebner, piano  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
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Alexander von Zemlinsky  Sinfonietta, Op. 23, I. Sehr Lebhaft (1934)   Options Zemlinsky Symphony No. 3 / Sinfonietta / Preludes  Chandos  Czech Philharmonic, Antony Beaumont conducting  0:12:55 (Pop‑up)
Henry Cowell  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, I. Polyharmony, II. Tone Cluster, III. Counter Rhythm (1928)   Options American Mavericks  San Francisco Symphony   San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas  0:20:08 (Pop‑up)
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Mason Bates  Alternative Energy, I. Ford's Farm, 1896, III. Xianjiang Provence, 2112 IV. Reykjavik, 2222 (2011)   Options Ricardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates and Anna Clyne  CSO Resound  Chicago Symphony, Ricardo Muti. "Alternative Energy is an ‘energy symphony’ spanning four movements and hundreds of years. Beginning in a rustic Midwestern junkyard in the late 19th Century, the piece travels through ever greater and more powerful forces of energy — a present-day particle collider, a futuristic Chinese nuclear plant — until it reaches a future Icelandic rainforest, where humanity’s last inhabitants seek a return to a simpler way of life."  0:37:59 (Pop‑up)
          0:59:52 (Pop‑up)
Robert Schumann  Forest Scenes, Prophet Bird   Options       1:00:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  8:02pm P-90:

Good Evening Professor Ryker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wussat - guitar?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Must be a guitar, its "sustenance" sounding out. Great subtle percussion in here as well!

Good evening Bethany and aficionados!
  Swag For Life Member 8:07pm 12539:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...fess up: anyone else think 'WestSideStory' ? (superficially, of course)...
Avatar 8:10pm ranjit:

I was thinking it sounds so Bang on a Canny that I'm surprised it's not Bang on a Can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@RRN63: Not until you put the idea in my head! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Dan, Dan! He's our...Bodah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm maestroso:

Hallo Bethany, great music as always.
  8:14pm Mrs P:

Hello Bethany. Welcome back.

Hello fellow Rykerites. So few of us joining the board tonight.
  8:18pm P-90:

Adjective of the week: "Bang on a Canny"
Avatar 8:22pm ranjit:

I was debating that vs Bangy-on-a-Can
Avatar 8:23pm ranjit:

p.s. hi Bethany!
  Swag For Life Member 8:23pm 12539:

"Bangonacanlich" in German.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Matt from Springfield:

Something which brings about a state of "Bangonacanigkeit"...
  8:24pm Mrs P:

Cowell! Wonderful Bethany.
  8:26pm Mrs P:

Henry Cowell is always uncanny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I sometimes think: the 20th Century stands out in contrast to the rest of History in the Arts ; what will the 21st mean - ?? - the denouement of the 20th ? Or was the 20th this unique Storm...
Avatar 8:31pm Bethany Ryker:

Loving the Bang on a Can adjectives! Hi all :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Bethany! Marvelous melodies, rapturous rhythms tonight!
Avatar 8:32pm dale:

haven't commented to this show yet, but it's all delicious soundtrack music to me if i close my eyes, so i say 'huzzah!'
Avatar 8:32pm ranjit:

Maybe something like Kanneschlagenigkeit?
  Swag For Life Member 8:32pm 12539:

This piece is all mavericky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@RRN63: The 21st would seem to stand out as well, but will it evolve from the 20th century, take a place on par with the 20th, or outright replace it? Speculate...
Avatar 8:34pm JakeGould:

Bangor on a Canadian: A cross border tale of love & lust.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Ranjit for the win! :D
I should start using that word - that's the beauty of Deutsch.. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- bottles & cans !
- bottles & cans !
- jus' clap yo hands !
...when every Movement's done, I mean...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Matt from Springfield:

...with a side of bangers and Canadian (bacon). Hey Jake!
Avatar 8:36pm ranjit:

Speaking of bottles, check out this bizarre container-related song: www.youtube.com...
(But don't check it out until A440 is done. And Airborne Event. Hmm.)
Avatar 8:36pm JakeGould:

Bangor? I don’t even know her.
Avatar 8:41pm ranjit:

Bangers in a Can? cdn2.bigcommerce.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...there's I think a *natural* progression : Early > Baroque > Romantic > Modern > Post-Mod
- one out of - in a sense, already inside - the other
- & the 'Century' thing is perhaps the false premise, because used to that '20th vs. Rest of History' thang...just like some say 'the 60s' didn't start 'til '64 & went until '73 or something...(?)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Matt from Springfield:

An Alternative Energy Hoe-Down!
Avatar 8:44pm Bethany Ryker:

Ok, loving this piece so much I'm adding a movement to the previous plan!!
Avatar 8:46pm ranjit:

yeah this is great. Very soundtracky. (Tonspurig?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...like the Norse Myth of a single couple surviving inside a Tree after Ragnarok (End of the World)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Matt from Springfield:

"...with an option for another movement if you're likin' what you hear..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Extremely "soundtracky" section here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Matt from Springfield:

WOW! ...
  8:55pm Robert:

Oh, I am so sorry I read the "comments" to this piece. Please tell me that was a fake add-on description.
  8:56pm Robert:

Why couldn't "Energy" just be a metaphor?
  8:56pm P-90:

@ Robert: It still is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Did they cut down that rainforest? :-(
  Swag For Life Member 8:59pm 12539:

Fantabulous show, Bethany. Vielen Danklich.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Matt from Springfield:

That was a fabulous way to close out the show! Thanks Bethany, you make our Monday night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...reminded of Tolkien's dissection of the difference between Metaphor & Analogy...but nevermind...
- An hour ! Wow.
  8:59pm Robert:

Next time I'll just listen to the Alternative Energy Symphony the same way I listen to the music on Sinner's Crossroad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I mean Allegory (not Analogy)...
  9:00pm P-90:

Thanks for introducing me to the Mason Bates piece, Bethany!
"See" you next week!
  9:01pm Robert:

What the heck -- I have a record from the 1964-5 World's Fair with a piece of music that purports to encompass all human progress.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Matt from Springfield:

"See" all you other fine listeners next week as well! Good night!
  9:02pm Robert:

If the music's good, it doesn't matter how pretentious what it's supposed to stand for.
Avatar 9:02pm ranjit:

that was a sweet little piece to end on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Santos L Halper:

Archiving as usual. I'm amazed no comments on the 3rd mvmt of that Mason piece being set in the year...2112! That's really why you added it, right Bethany? :D
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