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Options August 11, 2017

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Ana-Maria Avram
R.I.P. 1961–2017

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Ana-Maria Avram  Swarms (III)   Options ED. MN. 1009  Edition Modern  1995  for string orchestra
Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Brâncusi, conductor
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Ekagrata   Options ED. MN. 1002  Edition Modern  1990  for chamber orchestra
Orchestre National de Chambre de Roumanie
Jean-Louis Vicart, conductor
0:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Icarus   Options ED. MN. 1006  Edition Modern  1993  electronic music  0:19:57 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Traces, Sillons, Sillages   Options ED. MN. 1016  Edition Modern  2000  for ensemble & tape
Hyperion Ensemble
Ana-Maria Avram, conductor
0:33:37 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Ascent   Options ED. MN. 1014  Edition Modern  1999  for chamber orchestra
Hyperion Ensemble
Ana-Maria Avram, conductor
0:49:10 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Ec-Static Crickets (II)   Options ED. MN. 1015  Edition Modern  1999  for string ensemble
Hyperion String Ensemble
Ana-Maria Avram, conductor
1:04:06 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Metalstorm (I)   Options ED. MN. 1029  Edition Modern  2012  computer music
tribute to Stephen O'Malley
1:13:38 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Archae   Options ED. MN. 1004  Edition Modern    for solo voice
Ana-Maria Avram, voice
1:29:42 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Zodiaque (III)   Options ED. MN. 1002  Edition Modern  1990  for prepared pianos, percussion, and magnetic tape
Ana-Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu, & Doru Roman
1:42:12 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Labyrinthe (I)   Options ED. MN. 1009  Edition Modern  1997  for strings and amplified percussion
Ioan-Marius Lacraru Ensemble
Ana-Maria Avram, conductor
2:00:21 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Doryphories (I)   Options ED. MN. 1016  Edition Modern  2000  for ensemble
Hyperion Ensemble
Ana-Maria Avram, conductor
2:16:20 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  "On the Abolition of the Soul"   Options ED. MN. 1008  Edition Modern    on texts by E.M. Cioran
instrumental & electronical version
Elena Vassilieva, Isabelle Hureau, I.M. Lacrary,
E. Ionescu, I. Ghita, I. Dumitrescu, AM Avram,
V. Nedelcu, JM Loisel, S. Leege
2:25:18 (Pop‑up)
Ana-Maria Avram  Chaosmos   Options ED. MN. 1010  Edition Modern  1998  for two orchestras
Hyperion Symphony Orchestra
Ana-Maria Avram, conductor
2:44:34 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:03pm fred:

Opening with Ana-Maria Avram, nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm BronwynB:

Don't bring me down...

  12:04pm KenW:

Good Morning Bryce, thanks for opening with this piece, so sad the news, RIP Ana-Maria Avram!
Avatar 12:06pm fred:

No! I hadn't heard. RIP Ana-Maria
  12:06pm KenW:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Opinions are like assholes: Everybody is one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Passaic River Blues:

Also, guy must have the memory of a fly. We slide from Marty to Bryce week and after week--new in town, man?
  12:11pm KenW:

Same mentality as 'marbles in the blender' man. Bryce, always know that you bring so many new artists to the forefront of our listening lives, bless you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Bryce:

he referred to marty as "that DJ" — LOL! back to mommy's basement.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm steve:

hey bryce and pals
  12:13pm KenW:

Time for deep listening and appreciation of a beautiful soul
Avatar 12:14pm Serpico:

i was bit by a teesty fly! :3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm sphere:

Hello Bryce and fellow Bryclingians!
Avatar 12:17pm Serpico:

hi steve hi sphere
Avatar 12:20pm fred:

@KenW: To be fair, "marbles in the blender" man probably inspired some amazing music
  12:22pm willcrete:

I am really being drawn into the textures, pacing, and tactility of Avram's music. Fabio played some selections yesterday on his show and these selections are further affirming the breath of her creativity and legacy. Thanks.
Avatar 12:23pm Serpico:

"marbles in the blender" is a great band name.
Avatar 12:26pm fred:

She was also instrumental in bringing together people from different music genres and backgrounds. Over years, who knows how much came out of that bridge-building? There were the obvious collaborations, but also invites of a noise musician to a contemporary music festival, or the reverse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm steve:

  12:31pm KenW:

@ Fred, beautifully said!
Avatar 12:32pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Bryce and Brycelings
  12:33pm Mark Williams:

  12:35pm KenW:

@Fred, also, another troll from waaaay back said essentially the same thing, complaining whaaa whaaa whaaa that when Bryce came on he stated playing something that sounded like marbles in a blender, LOL, the message board blew up ripping him a new one.
Avatar 12:39pm fred:

@KenW: sure, but I bet some listeners did at least think about putting marbles in a blender and recording it. Though I guess most didn't have a blender, others didn't want to risk ruining it, and the rest might have already lost their marbles
Avatar 12:40pm coelacanth∅:

hmm i must've missed some close-minded comment board action. sorry to see it.

...rest in peace Ana-Maria
  12:42pm KenW:

@coelacantho, ahh, Bryce removed the comment, good!
  12:43pm KenW:

@fred, hahahhahaha, your sooooo right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Bryce:

ehhh, just some loser who's been making the rounds recently. he was trolling liz berg this week, haha! he will slip from earth's memory all too soon
Avatar 12:46pm Stay Frosty:

This type of work is why I like listening to WFMU. There is a very good chance that you will not hear this anywhere else. If you don't like it, don't listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Carmichael:

Good morning, Bryce and marble lovers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Mick:

Thanks for playing the homage set Bryce. Hello all marble blending enthusiasts!
  12:49pm willcrete:

If you like Avram's music, you may also be interested to know that she had made numerous scores of hers available on her website. Really a great way into experiencing her representation of sound, playing techniques, timing, and ensemble organization. http://www.spectralmusic.org/Anamariaavram/Scores.html
  12:50pm KenW:

Bryce, your one of a handful of FMU djs that play the really avant work that I crave listening too, mega thanks for introducing me to so many new artistic voices!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm sphere:

yes indeed totally agree KenW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm blee:

Sorry to hear Ana-Maria has passed. Thank you for playing her compositions, Bryce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm sphere:

i'm going to watch the Hugo Awards in Helsinki while listening to Bryce. pretty damn ultimate i must say.
Avatar 12:52pm coelacanth∅:

KenM that's okay. i'm not a person who slows down to gawk at a car crash.
...i am wondering though if "marbles in a blender" person is the same one who insulted Dave Mandl the moment he temporarily left the schedule last year. (something about bug sounds....) i'm pretty sure that guy's still commenting on some shows.
Avatar 12:53pm coelacanth∅:

...i don't need to dwell on it; just wondered.
i'm enjoying this music...and sad she left so soon, and so young.
Avatar 12:53pm Stay Frosty:

@KenW @sphere. I am with you both. Party on Bryce!
  12:54pm nic:

wow great love this _all of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Bryce:

willcrete, thanks for the link! those are great to see.
Avatar 12:55pm Serpico:

trolling Liz Berg too?? how dare he! she's the nicest person around and her music selection is good too!
  12:55pm KenW:

@coelacantho, not sure, unfortunately we live in a world full of marble blending haters, and many feel the need to shit on our parade, lol!
  12:55pm KenW:

Yes, thanks Willcrete!
  12:57pm Mark K:

Really enjoying this today, a fitting homage.
Avatar 12:57pm Stay Frosty:

It would very cool to see this performed live...
Avatar 12:58pm Whosondephone:

I do not like those reeds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm steve:

i discovered through some detective work that a regular troll on the fmu message board a few years ago was the very troubled older brother of my college roommate who used to be a volunteer at the station. he was a confused guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm stphere:

that is some weird extended reed technique.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Threemoons:

Welp, on a new temp gig which I hope lasts much longer than a few days...full Internet at my desk, nice break room, good location...which means this project is doomed....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Bryce:

stay frosty, she and her husband, composer iancu dumitrescu, were here in the nyc area last year! it was great to see live, and they blasted the electronic stuff like rock stars.

lovely people to hear speak as well.

they stopped by brian turner's show for an afternoon, while they were at it. i'll have to scare up a link to that!
Avatar 1:02pm Serpico:

@Three ah oh. good internet means you'll bee on the wfmu site all work day :P
  1:03pm KenW:

Bryce, that show was PHENOMENAL,I met you there, I was the friend of Fabio's,,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Ike:

Oh man, I missed a troll? Dang. Oh, it was just that boring "anon" one from Tuesday? Pffft. At least be funny, dummy! After all, Marbles in a Blender Guy ultimately contributed a lasting phrase to our lexicon.
  1:04pm KenW:

Avatar 1:05pm Serpico:

instead of "comic book guy" wfmu has "marbles in a blender guy."
Avatar 1:05pm Whosondephone:

I love the percussion however.
Avatar 1:06pm Cecile:

SHIT. Ana-Maria Avram is my age.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Ike:

Sadly, I myself have pretty dark trolling impulses sometimes and struggle to stop them. If I fall prey to it, I try to *at least* make it funny (and clear that nobody should take me seriously). But hey, I didn't even make any Dead cracks late Sun. night but I was sorely tempted! What really stopped me was that I couldn't come up with anything better than "the band is so loose on this boot that I'm surprised it's a tape and not something that came off of a stinky homeless guy's foot!" which is lame. (Rest of that show was amazeballs tho.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Threemoons:

Serpico--quality listening!
Avatar 1:07pm fred:

@Bryce: was that this show? www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm chris:

hi there. enjoying the music muchly. thanks for the tribute, Bryce.
Avatar 1:08pm Serpico:

@Three agreed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Bryce:

kenW, yeah! that was the best, running into you!!!
Avatar 1:10pm Jesse Kaminsky:

  1:10pm Mike yp:

I woke to ana.sorry of her passing.grateful for her music and Bryce putting it out there.
Avatar 1:13pm Jesse Kaminsky:

btw and better late than never: "it blends"
Avatar 1:16pm fred:

@Jesse: the soundtrack gets in the way, but the action part did sound promising
  1:17pm KenW:

Bryce, do you happen to remember if the electronic pieces we heard that night are all on A Priori, I'm kicking myself that I didn't keep the program, really wanted to collect more of that work> I can also do some research,,,,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm steveo:

sorry i am late; looks like I missed a lot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm People Like Us:

hello :)
  1:23pm KenW:

Found it, I think they played a number or two off of Electronic Music,,, ?
  1:24pm KenW:

  1:25pm nic:

really really love her music !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Bryce:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Bryce:

hello, people like you!

ken, shoot, i'm not sure! :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Bryce:

btw, this song is dedicated to Sun O))))
Avatar 1:27pm fred:

@People Like Us: Jim the Poet played Eve of Destruction this week and I was confused. I kept expecting Ronnie to come in and improve it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Threemoons:

BTW "Marbles in a Blender" sounds like a potential instrument on a vintage Eisteurzende Neubauten song.
  1:29pm KenW:

Bryce, yes, when I saw the list of songs on Electronic Music I recognized them from the performance, just ordered a copy :)
Avatar 1:29pm fred:

@threemoons: or a VST plugin! I'm sure someone could make money in the double digits out of that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm sphere:

"You too can have all the blended marbles without all the hospital visits!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm common:

Bryce, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm blee:

I once took great pleasure recording the sound of breaking glass bottles and ceramic dishes in a 5 gallon bucket. It's a joyful noise with a lot of subtleties sprinkled around loudness.
Avatar 1:44pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

hello lovely persons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Bryce:

hi, friend!
Avatar 1:47pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

56 is too horrifically young to leave.
Avatar 1:48pm Chris from DC:

Remarkable body of work. This Zodiaque thing is brilliant.
Avatar 1:49pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

seconding toady.
  1:49pm KenW:

Absolutely stunning, loving Zodiaque!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Michael 98145:

WFMU has been doing an excellent job remembering Ana-Maria Avram. Nowhere else would you hear this music. Thank you.
Avatar 1:55pm fred:

I will shamefully admit I don't know much about her music, though this show certainly makes want to hear more, it's a bit late. But I'll miss seeing her conducting. She was awesome at that
  1:56pm KenW:

Yes, Fabio had an entire set dedicated to her yesterday, will be listening to that via archive after Bryce's show,,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm common:

  2:07pm karen eliot:

my ears are mesmerized. wonderful show today!
Avatar 2:15pm northguineahills:

Damn, Jesse Kominsky played some her stuff Tuesday on the GTDS stream. I had no idea..... thanks Bryce!
Avatar 2:17pm northguineahills:

Oh, mr. Kaminsky is already here, hellos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Bryce:

so sad
Avatar 2:20pm northguineahills:

Will have to visit Fabio's show later...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Michael 98145:

This is going to be a great addition to the archive -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Passaic River Blues:

@Michael: word. Something to return to.
Avatar 2:24pm northguineahills:

started my job today, i can work whatever hours I want as long I get around 40. I just need to unpack and put furniture together, that and sleep, I've barely had any in the last week.
  2:25pm KenW:

YES, a phenomenal archive addition!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Michael 98145:

congrats, @ngh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm blee:

@ngh, damn that sounds pretty sweeeeeeet!
Except for the whole no sleep and unpacking parts.
Avatar 2:29pm northguineahills:

danks Michael & blee, I'm back off to the salt mines. The 11 minute commute ain't bad either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Carmichael:

Sweet gig, ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm People Like Us:

(sorry, I disappeared) - yes fred, funny when you expect samples to come in on the songs that they were actually sampled from :)
Avatar 2:32pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

cheers, NGH.
such power.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm blee:

@ngh well congratulation on the change. I hope you harness the power and use if for good and evil.
  2:34pm KenW:

Avatar 2:34pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

I'll also vouch for the benefits of an 11-minute walking commute... though it means living in overpriced hip hell, where a meal-out can't be had without grand larceny & selling one's own plasma.
Avatar 2:35pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

...or other peoples' plasma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm steveo:

i skip the middle man: plasma for dinner
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm BronwynB:

mmm, plasma. i like to put mine in a blender
  2:39pm PERSONATOR:

I'm in the middle of a sugar detox.
Staring at 100 ft pines blowing in the wind

This is the perfect soundtrack
Avatar 2:39pm Chris from DC:

With marbles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm BronwynB:

exactly, chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Michael 98145:

- heh -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Carmichael:

I am leaving for Lake Tahoe in 30 minutes to celebrate my 60th birthday. I will also be staring at many pine trees. Given the anticipated alcohol input, I'll likely see more pines than there are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm BronwynB:

happy birthday carmichael, have a blast :D
  2:46pm KenW:

On the abolition of the soul is my new spirit animal, what a TREMENDOUS piece!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Michael 98145:

yes, HBD !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Bryce:

Avatar 2:51pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

cheers, carm.
& solidarity mit der august babies..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Michael 98145:

once again, thank you, Bryce. just what we needed today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Ike:

Mmmm, plasma, marbles, and pine, together at last.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm chris:

happy birthday, Carm! i'll enjoy one in your honor later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello young lad! Short switch from the UncM. Back from Reno.
@ Carm, my alcoholic input in Tahoe was up there. All that and precocious Brown Bears ( and beers).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Bryce:

hey, kevin! hope you had a great trip! happy burfs, carm!

thanks for being around, everyone. have a beautiful weekend. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm steveo:

thank you, bryce, for the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm chris:

Kevin, if you saw brown bears in california, you also travelled back in time :D they are extinct now, only black bears left here

Bryce, show favorited. thank you thank you thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm steve:

GREAT show. RIP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Michael 98145:

( i need to get me a copy of this Chaosmos )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Well they looked brown, but maybe that was the beer!
  3:00pm nic:

love love love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Michael 98145:

maybe they had been surfing
  3:01pm nic:

thanks so much !!!!!!
  3:04pm KenW:

THANKS AGAIN for this deep listen Bryce!!!!!!!!!!!
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