Options Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein: Playlist from September 27, 2017 Options

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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options September 27, 2017: The Endangered Piano

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
John Cage  Sonata V   Options Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano  Naxos  1999  Boris Berman, piano. Composed 1946-48. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme Song 
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John Cage 
Sonata XI   Options Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano  Naxos  1999  Boris Berman, piano 
Ikue Mori/Craig Taborn  Two Disagreeable Pigeons   Options Highsmith  Tzadik  2017  Ikue Mori, electronics; Craig Taborn, piano. 
Vortex  Live Set   Options Live at Roulette  Roulette Concert Series  12/08/04  Laptop audio/percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and pianist Shoko Nagai. 
Bruce Pennycook  Praescio VII   Options Live at Roulette  Roulette Concert Series  10/30/97  Praescio VII was commissioned by Argentinian-Canadian composer pianist, Alcides Lanza, composed at McGill University in 1997. The original version was for eight loudspeakers arranged in a cluster around the piano. 
Alcides Lanza  Live Set   Options Live at Roulette  Roulette Concert Series  10/30/97  Argentinian/Canadian composer/pianist Alcides Lanza, piano and electronics. 
Morton Subotnick  Liquid Strata 3rd Movement   Options Commissioned Works For Keyboard For Ralph Grierson  Town Hall Records  1995  Utilizing Subotnick's “ghost” box: an electronic device consisting of a pitch and envelope follower for a live signal with an amplifier, frequency shifter, and ring modulator. 
Annie Gosfield/Lisa Moore  Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers   Options Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers  Cantaloupe  2015  Pianist Lisa Moore, performs a piece written for her by composer Annie Gosfield 
Christian Wolff  Burdocks   Options For Piano I/For Pianist/Burdocks  Wergo  2012  Performed by: Christian Wolff (flute, melodica), Gordon Mumma (French horn), John Nash (violin), David Behrman (viola), Frederic Rzewski (piano), David Tudor (piano). Recorded August, 1971 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Ridgewoodians and all!
Avatar 3:01pm weinstein:

Glad to have you along, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm doctorjazz:

Avatar 3:04pm northguineahills:

Goodbye Blue Monday has a piano.
Avatar 3:06pm weinstein:

Jazz clubs tend to make the investment, but elsewhere it is spotty.
Avatar 3:14pm Sem Chumbo:

Hello, DW, and all. Along for the duration.
Avatar 3:16pm weinstein:

Welcome Sem and all you friendly faces! Glad to have you in the mix as always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm doctorjazz:

Very cool stuff!
Avatar 3:59pm weinstein:

Thank you doctor, expanding our vocabulary today.
Avatar 4:06pm northguineahills:

Really liking this Alcides Lanza, probably no relation to Mario Lanza.
Avatar 4:07pm weinstein:

Ha. Seems unlikely, but that would be quite a family.
Avatar 4:42pm northguineahills:

A who's who of whos in this ensemble.
Avatar 4:46pm northguineahills:

That melody is really familiar....
Avatar 4:49pm weinstein:

There is a melody outlined in the score, along with other completely non-musical notations.
Avatar 4:51pm northguineahills:

I must have heard a different realization of this piece, b/c the instrumentation is nearly exact as well, but the whole piece doesn't sound identical to one I remember.
Avatar 4:52pm weinstein:

Exactly the point. So many variables it can vary wildly.
Avatar 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Every Path is the Right Path (give up without giving in): Today's sound collage on Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, beginning momentarily! wfmu.org...
Avatar 4:57pm northguineahills:

I want to say there was a turntabilist on the one I have.
Avatar 4:57pm weinstein:

Can I give in (to Kenzo!) without giving up?
Avatar 4:58pm weinstein:

@NGH: that must be a much more recent recording yes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Stanley:

Well, I've been quietly enjoying this show from the beginning, along with a nice bottle of barley wine. A perfect match and thanks again David.
Avatar 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

weinstein, don't you know that you are everyone? You can do anything. P.S. Or nothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, David and Ruth!
Avatar 5:00pm weinstein:

Thanks all!
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