MICROFEST 2001

CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC IN ALTERNATE TUNINGS

Special guest: Lou Harrison

 April 6-8, 2001
 Claremont Colleges, Claremont California
The Year of the Harry Partch Centennial

Time Event Location Notes12:00-12:45 CONCERT I -- Microtonal music with Asian instruments by Bill Alves Balch Hall, Scripps College 2:00-3:00 Seminar with Lou Harrison Thatcher Music Building Room 109 For students, but public is invited 3:00-5:45
PAPER SESSION I
3:00 Ralph Lorenz -- "19-tET in a Renaissance Chanson by Guillaume Costeley"
3:30 Joe Monzo -- "Microtonality in Berlin and Vienna around 1900"
4:15 Alejandro L. Madrid -- "Grammatical and Syntactic Aspects of Sonido Trece: The Microtonal System of Julian Carrillo"
4:45 Dudley Duncan -- "Visual Music: A Graphic Appreciation of Partch's Tuning"
5:15 Brian McLaren -- "Alexei Ogolevets, Master Russian Microtonalist"
Thatcher Music Building Room 109 7:30 Conference Welcome and Introduction to the Partch Pieces Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building 8:00 CONCERT II -- Harry Partch: The Early Years Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

Saturday, April 7, 2001

Time Event Location Notes
9:00-11:15 PAPER SESSION II
9:00 Drew Lesso -- "The Importance of the Whole and the Interdependence of Its Parts"
9:30 David Doty -- "Rational Microtonality: Some Approaches to Microtones in Seven-Limit (and Greater) Extended Just Intonation"
10:15 Christopher Dobrian -- "Continually Variable Tunings and Timbres Realizable by Computer"
10:45 Lydia Ayers and Andrew Horner -- "Common Tone Adaptive Tuning Using Genetic Algorithms"
Thatcher Music Building Room 109
1:15-2:45 PAPER SESSION III
1:15 Sean Griffin -- "Conjuring the Phantom: Practical and Poetic Use of a Missing Fundamental"
1:45 Greg Schiemer -- "Transposed Hexanies"
2:15 Kyle Gann -- "Navigating the Infinite Web of Pitch Space"
Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
3:00 CONCERT III Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
7:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Lou Harrison Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
8:00 CONCERT IV Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

Sunday, April 8, 2001

Time Event Location Notes
9:00-10:45 PAPER SESSION IV
9:00 Peter Hulen -- "Non-Temperament: Pitch Relationships of the Harmonic Series as Interrelated Diatonic Sets for Composition"
9:30 Thanassis Rikakis -- "A Practical Microtonal Pitch Space; Theoretical and Psychoacoustic Issues, Compositional Applications"
10:15 Peter Adamczyk -- "An Acoustically-Based Theory and Approach to Quarter-Tone Piano Music"
Thatcher Music Building Room 109
10:45-11:45 Panel: Warren Burt and Brian McLaren -- "Rational Microtonality: Some Approaches to Microtones in Seven-Limit (and Greater) Extended Just Intonation" Thatcher Music Building Room 109
1:30-4:15 PAPER SESSION V
1:30 Gennadiy Kogut -- Mental Representations of Pitch-Structures (given by Brian McLaren)
2:00 Barbara Ferrell Hero and Robert Miller Foulkrod: Microtonalities of the Lambdoma Harmonic Keyboard
2:45 Erv Wilson -- [Title TBA]
3:15 TBA
3:45 Donald Bousted: Making the Recorder Microtonal
Thatcher Music Building Room 109
4:30 Conference Dinner TBA Extra charge of $20; reservations required by March 15
7:30 Bill Alves: Tuning and the Music of Lou Harrison Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
8:00 CONCERT V -- Music of Lou Harrison Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

The North American Embassy of Anaphoria Island and Hollymatter Art Gallery Present

May 4 & 5 9 pm

Her Stirring Stone- An Anaphorian Shadow play
a mythical journey in search of a lost object

assembled by Kraig Grady, Roger Mexico, Erin Barnes, Quinten Tolimieri, Rainbow Underhill, Johnathan Marmor

HollyMatter Art Gallery
710 Heliotrope Dr. (near Vermont/Melrose)
Silverlake/Hollywood, CA 90029
323-666-0303


The North American Embassy of Anaphoria Island and Hollymatter Art Gallery Present

May 11   9 pm

Rod Poole

and other guests TBA


HollyMatter Art Gallery
710 Heliotrope Dr. (near Vermont/Melrose)
Silverlake/Hollywood, CA 90029
323-666-0303



Microtonal Music for Original and Traditional Instruments
   Featuring
                     Ron George and Ringing Tambellans
 Nyoman Wenten and the Cal Arts Gamelan Ensemble

A Collaborative Concert Featuring:
University of California Percussion Ensemble, Erik Forrester, Director
Cal Arts Percussion Ensemble, David Johnson, Director
Cal Arts Gamelan Ensemble, Nyoman  Wenten, Director

 Program
Ringing Tambellans Ensemble

Ben Johnston, Sleep and Waking  (1994)
Soloist and Ringing Tambellans Ensemble (5 percussionists)
            Ron George Soloist

Ron George, Saint's Prayer (2001), World Premiere
Soloist and Ringing Tambellans Ensemble (4 percussionists)
            Ron George Soloist

Ron George, Improv on a Broken Nose (1999)
Improvised Composition for two Tambellan Keyboards (2 Percussionists)
       David Johnson and Ron George Percussionists

Gamelan Ensemble

James Tenny, The Road to Ubud (1986)
Solo Prepared Piano and Gamelan Ensemble  (6 percussionists)
             Soloist to be Determined

California Institute of the Arts
Roy O Disney Music Hall
May 19, 2001
8:00 PM
Admission, $12.00
For Further information: 213/623-6845





Rod Poole and the Schindler House presents

An evening of solo performances

MAY 20. 7PM

Miriam Gerberg

Kraig Grady

Susan Rawcliff

George Zelenz

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L.A. is located at the Schindler House in West Hollywood. The street address is 835 N. Kings Road and parking is available at the West Hollywood structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission to "sound." will be $8; students $4. Series tickets are available for $25. Doors will open at 7 p.m. each evening, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. For further information, the public may contact www.MAKcenter.com or call (323) 651-1510.


Presented by MicroFest and the UCLArts

The Partch Centennial Celebration

UCLA's Schoenberg Auditorium

May 26, 2001


9:30 - 10:00 am:  Registration coffee
10-11:30        Greetings  - Dr. John Schneider/Erv Wilson
                Lecture/Demo: 43 notes to the Octave?
                Why (Theory) & How (The Instruments):
                Monophone (1929) [adapted 'cello], Kithara I (1938),  Adapted Guitars
I(1935) & II(1945), Diamond  Marimba(1946), Harmonic Canon (1945)

11:30-12:30 -   Instrument "Petting Zoo"

12:30-1:30 -    Lunch (visit art exhibit)

1:30-2:30 -     Dr. Philip Blackburn producer/Enclosure Series
                        Innova Records/American Composer's Forum
                        Slide show & lecture on Life & Drawings
                        of Harry Partch

2:30-3:30 -     Panel Discussion Moderator/John Schneider
Participants (to be confirmed): Philip Blackburn, Emil Richards (Partch
Ensemble member), Stephen Pouliot, Alan Chapman (critic), Erv Wilson (friend
& theorist), Danlee Mitchell et al

3:30-4:00 -     Coffee Break

films
4:00-4:45 -     Stephen Pouliot/director introduces
                        The Dreamer That Remains (1972)

4:45-6:00 -     Danlee Mitchell conductor & Partch assistant  introduces his
performance of Delusion of the Fury (1969) filmed at Royce Hall
 
 
 

6:00-8:00 -     Dinner
 

8:00-10:00 -    Evening Concert: The Early Years 1930-1950
                        Just Strings
 

The Early Years [1929 - 1950]

¥ San Francisco: A Setting of the Cries of Two Newsboys on a Street  Corner
(1943)  - 2 baritones/adapted cello/kithara/surrogate chromelodeon
ensemble

My Heart Keeps Beating Time (1929) voice/piano

Li Po Lyrics [excerpts]  (1933)
baritone/adapted cello

Psalm 29: The Lord is my Shepherd (1932) baritone/adapted viola
baritone/adapted cello

Bitter Music: [excerpts from hobo journal]  (1935)
narrator/voice/piano

Two Roses  : The Rose (1942)  &  The Rose (1950)
baritone/adapted guitar I/diamond marimba
 Three Cranes  : The Heron (1942) & The Crane (1950) &
        A Polyphonic Recidivism on a Japanese Theme  (1950)
baritone/adapted guitar I/diamond marimba/satb

 intermission

 Barstow: Eight Hitchhiker's Inscriptions (1941)
        1. Today I Am a Man                5. Possible Rides
        2. Gentlemen                            6. Jesus Was God in the Flesh
        3.Considered Pretty                   7. You Lucky Women
        4.A very Good Idea                   8. Why in Hell did you Come?
baritone/adapted guitar I

Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales (1950)
harmonic canon

 Letter from Hobo Pablo (1943)
baritone/adapted guitar/kithara

 December 1942: Come Away Death, The Heron, The Rose
baritone/adapted guitar I

 3 Intrusions: The Rose, The Crane, The Waterfall  (1950)
baritone/adapted guitar II/diamond marimba
 

On Display      Photo Exhibit ( Schoenberg Hall)
"I was a Bum Once Myself....." curated by Harry Partch Foundation (36 -16x20
mounted black & white captioned photographs)
Betty Freeman:  4 - 16"x20" b&w captioned photos
                        4 -  12"x16" photos

Glass Case Exhibit
Betty Freeman:  13 - signed inscribed 78 records
                        from Partch's Gate 5  label
Partch Archive:   autograph scores