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Merce Cunningham: Moved by the Music of Our Time

Merce Cunningham New York, NY – April 17, 2002On the roof of the Cunningham Studios Filmed and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane The Meaning of Dance Life Forms Dance Independent From Music Chance Operations Training Dance on Film and Motion Capture Computer Technology Newness in Dance vs. Newness in Music Suite for Five in Space and […]

Abbey Lincoln: A Woman Speaking Her Mind

Photo by John Sann, courtesy Verve Music Group Abbey Lincoln at home with Lara Pellegrinelli May 10, 2002—2 p.m.New York, NY Filmed and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Family Continuing the Great Women Vocalist Tradition Some Autobiographical Details Songwriting African Heritage Movies, Paintings, Beauty The Purpose of Art Gender Distinctions The Process of Composing Today’s “Terrible […]

Leo Ornstein: The Last of the Original 20th Century Mavericks

Leo OrnsteinPhoto Courtesy OHAM Leo and Pauline Ornstein speak with Vivian PerlisFrom the Archives of OHAM (Oral History, American Music) at Yale UniversitySierra Mobile Park, Texas November 19 and 20, 1977 The Elusiveness of Inspiration Today’s Compositional Tower of Babel The Independent Life of Musical Compositions On Serialism, Experimentalism and the Study of Composition On […]

A Chance Encounter with Christian Wolff

Christian Wolff Friday, January 11, 2002—4:33 p.m. Greenwich House Music SchoolNew York, NY A Conversion to New Music Meeting Cage & the Genesis of Indeterminacy Interpreting Indeterminate Music Compositional Intent On Serialism & Complex Modernism On Neo-Romanticism & Politics Christian Wolff—Rock Star? The Orchestra Listening Music and A Career Sonic Gallery Complete Interview Transcript (160KB […]

A Cup of Tea with Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw Across the street from the Metropolitan Operain New York City Thursday, January 3, 2002—11 a.m. Videotaped and transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Singing in American English vs. Other Languages Good Vocal Writing for American English The Balancing Act of Interpretation From Folk Music to a Career Emersion in New Music Stylistic Plurality and Ambiguity […]

A Place for New Music: A Discussion on Concert Hall Venues

Russell Johnson, Colette Domingues and Limor Tomer Russell Johnson-   CEO of Artec Consultants, Inc.Colette Domingues-   Principal, Magalhães MusicLimor Tomer-   Curator for BAMCafé Conceived by Molly Sheridan and Amanda MacBlane Moderated by Frank J. Oteri Friday, December 7, 2001The Robert Steele Gallery in ChelseaNew York, NY Videotaped and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane The Ubiquity of Music The Concert Hall […]

Milton Babbitt: A Discussion in 12 Parts

Milton Babbitt Photo courtesty Milton Babbitt At the Juilliard School of Music October 16, 2001—3:00-5:00 p.m. Videotaped and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Conservatories, New Music, and that term “Classical Music” The Lure of Technology Responding to Attacks on Serialism Rap Music Popular Standards On People’s Attachments to Music The Economics of New Music Baseball and […]

Philip Glass: 25 Years after ‘Einstein On The Beach’

A scene from the 1984 Production of Einstein On the BeachPhoto by Tom Caravaglia, courtesy Zeisl Frank J. Oteri talks with Philip Glass Tuesday, October 9, 2001—5:00-6:00 p.m. Dunvagen Studios, New York, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Art vs. Entertainment Labels, Music Criticism, and Changing Tastes Reflecting on Earlier Music Breaking Musical Taboos […]

Orchestra Tech: Introducing Technology into the Orchestra

Ray Kurzweil, Gil Rose, and Tod Machover Ray Kurzweil, Gil Rose, and Tod Machover September 24, 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Moderated and Videotaped by Frank J. Oteri Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane What is an Orchestra? Why Introduce Technology into the Orchestra? Convincing Audiences and Administrators The Repertoire and the Venue Standardization and […]