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Options November 29, 2016: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: "Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue" & "Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3." [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
Bernard Heidsieck  Derviche / Le Robert: Letter F   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Jean-Paul Curtay  Gene Machine (excerpt)   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Clifford Burke  Fasten (for the Sound Only)   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Esther Sugai  Songs for the Left Hand   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Richard Kostelanetz  Dialogues (excerpt)   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Linda Dowdell  Directional Changes   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
 
René Fabre  Suite No. 1 from "Power Plays"   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Jeff Morris  Landscape   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Henri Chopin  Le Palais Enchanté des Années 80   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
Joseph Keppler  Hey, Hey, Hey   Options Poets. Painters. Composers. No. 4: The Tape Issue  Poets. Painters. Composers.  1986 
 
Skip La Plante  Glyptodont   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Bradford Catler  Composition for Sheng   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Jon Catler  Religione Est une Salope   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Harry Partch  In the Springtime on the Southside of the Yangtzee Kiang, from "Li Po Songs" (1929–1931)   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Ivan Wyschnegradsky  Opus 43 for String Quartet in Quartertone Tuning   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Bela Bartok  Presto, from Sonata for Violin Solo (1943)   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Jeff Stayton  Walking on a Chinese Moon   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Mark Rankin  Will the Circle Be Unbroken?   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
 
Johnny Reinhard  Symphonietta   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Harry Partch  December 1942 [Come Away Death. The Heron. The Rose]   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Paul Gallagher  Lure   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Pete Rose  Right-Hand Pentachord Variations   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Harold Seletsky  Exorcism (1971)   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
Soldier String Quartet  Country Blues No. 2 (Muddy Waters)   Options Pitch for the International Microtonalist, Vol. 1, No. 3  American Festival of Microtonal Music  1988 
 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Hey there, Tony and all!!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Listener J!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:02pm Carmichael:

Heya Tony. Looking for some pitch in my life ...
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

So, neither of today's featured cassettes are on discogs -- which, of course, means they don't exist.
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:02pm Dean:

Well, if they don't exist, then there shouldn't be any legal issues involved in archiving them, hmmm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:02pm annie:

hey!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:03pm JtotheK:

hi everyone.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Hey hey, Carmichael!

Prepare to be drawn and quarter-toned.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, Annie and JtotheK!!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

... and Dean!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:03pm JtotheK:

i don't believe i know any international microtonalists. nor any domestic microtonalists. i look forward to learning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:04pm Carmichael:

Hey Annie. How ya doing??
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Tony! I'm not on PITCH v1 #3, but I went to most of the concerts these were taken from! (Former AFMM webhamster/master)
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:06pm Dean:

I'm partial to macrotonalists. The only interval allowed is the octave.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:06pm Webhamster Henry:

@JtoTheK: www.afmm.org
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:07pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Web Ham! I went to a few of those concerts myself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:07pm JtotheK:

cool, thanks Webhamster Henry!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:07pm Yvang:

Hi, tape hissers!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Yvang!
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:08pm MrFab:

Any relation to the MicroFests that have been an annual event here in LA since the 90s? I went to a Harry Partch concert.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, MrFab. Good question. My bad answer: I'm not sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:10pm annie:

carm!! i'm fine, gatlinburg is half-burned... my health is good, though. i'm close to reaching the goal for my new bike, which is very cool; then, when it arrives in january, there's no stopping me! you doing ok?
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:11pm Webhamster Henry:

PITCH was a series of four publications - #3 is the only one on cassette.#1 & #2 have articles on microtonality (including one of mine on a proposal for a microtonal MIDI standard), #4 has charts for microtonal fingering and techniques.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:12pm Tony Coulter:

I believe I have at least one of the print issues ... somewhere.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:14pm Tony Coulter:

Also, I used to have the J.C. & the Microtones LP -- which I need to get again.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:18pm Webhamster Henry:

PITCH is also the name of the AFMM's CD label, distributed through CD Baby, mostly. The music is taken mostly from live recordings of AFMM concerts.
www.afmm.org...
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

What I've never seen is another issue pf "Poets. Painters. Composers." Most were print magazines; one was a giant poster, or something. Anyone seen any of them?
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:26pm Tony Coulter:

One million handcrafted microtones go to anyone who can I.D. the record jacket underneath today's cassettes. One tricky thing: It's the back cover.
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:31pm mavrg:

The record jacket underneath the cassettes is UXA "Illusions of Grandeur" LP
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:31pm Tony Coulter:

YES!!! Good show!! I'm very impressed.

Here it is: e.snmc.io...
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:32pm Tony Coulter:

Oh, and ... greets, mavrg!
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:33pm mavrg:

I look forward to this show every Tuesday.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:33pm Tony Coulter:

Your million microtones will be shipped to you posthaste.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:33pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, mavrg!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:35pm Tony Coulter:

Note I said microtones, not microdots.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:39pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon!!!!!!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:39pm βrian:

Thrashing aluminum flashing.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:39pm Tony Coulter:

Halloo, Mayuko!!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:40pm Tony Coulter:

... and Herr βrian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:41pm JtotheK:

@webhamster henry -- do the "charts for microtonal fingering and techniques" have any non-musical value, could these same techniques be used in other ways ... uh, asking for a friend ...
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:41pm Tony Coulter:

How about microtonal fisting? (Sorry!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:43pm JtotheK:

*blushing* oh my! heh.
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:47pm MrFab:

Microtonal fingering: for those hard-to-reach spots.
(Hey, you guys started it!)
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:47pm Tony Coulter:

Just googled "Poets. Painters. Composers. Magazine" and got no hits -- but I did find a poem called "Poets, Painters, Puddings." allpoetry.com...
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:48pm northguineahills:

Hey, what' going on over here? Oh..., so it's going to be that kind of party, ok, I'm game!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:50pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, hey, NGH!
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:50pm MrFab:

Poets and painters having one of those kinky pudding parties.
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:51pm Dean:

The poet of that Pudding piece is Richard Arthur Warren Hughes who, according to wikischmedia, attended Charterhouse School, which is where the guys from Genesis were educated. It also says, "He wrote only four novels..." What could that possibly mean? "Only" four novels?!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:52pm Tony Coulter:

All four novels were about pudding, I presume.
  Tue. 11/29/16 12:53pm Dean:

Well, the proofs were.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:53pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:54pm βrian:

There'll be pudding in the galleys tonight.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:55pm βrian:

"Pop-rocks and pudding."
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:56pm Webhamster Henry:

@JtoTheK: Part of what motivates microtonality is to really understand why you are playing what you are playing. Once you start questioning the authority of the Western Scale, it may lead to other similar authority-questioning moments.
But if you are talking about instrument performance techniques, these charts are mostly for wind instruments, and not only about cross fingerings but also tricks like you will hear later today from Pete Rose, taping over holes (sometimes partially), overblowing and in Mr. Rose's case circular breathing (on a soprano recorder).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 12:57pm annie:

this sound system i have on is making the noises come from all over.. it's cool
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 12:59pm Tony Coulter:

Pete Rose is on the Pitch tape we will be hearing shortly. First, he'll take a few swings with the old bat -- then he'll play a bit of microtonal recorder.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:01pm Webhamster Henry:

The Louisville-Küng Tenor slugger!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:01pm βrian:

Speaking of, I wonder what bats would make of these sounds.
  Tue. 11/29/16 1:02pm MrFab:

Pete Rose actually carved his bat into a recorder. Wait til you hear his microtonal National Anthem he plays before games.
  Tue. 11/29/16 1:09pm Dean:

Is the name of Pete Rose's tune on PITCH "Catch"?
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:12pm Tony Coulter:

No, but "Right-hand" is in the title ... so you're in the right ballpark.
  Tue. 11/29/16 1:14pm Dean:

I thought Rose was ambidextrous. I guess that means "both right hands."
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:15pm Tony Coulter:

Note how subtly microtonal the hiss is on this tape.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:20pm βrian:

Dexterity Gordon — a fine musician.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:20pm Webhamster Henry:

This show is so eponymous! All of these concerts were recorded digitally (some on those Beta VHS tapes) and many pieces are also available digitally. A lot of them also have "room tone"
  Tue. 11/29/16 1:22pm Dean:

Had to look up "salope." Oh, my.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:23pm northguineahills:

So, far I'm only familiar w/ Henri Chopin in this show. Good jerb! (This Jon Catler is nice)>
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:24pm βrian:

"C'est tout une saloperie," my old French prof used to say ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/29/16 1:25pm doctorjazz:

hectic here, no time to post, but enjoying the show.
  Tue. 11/29/16 1:26pm Dean:

My French teacher, Dr. Gray, used to say, "Je suis gris," intending, "I am drunk."
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:26pm Tony Coulter:

Jon and Bardford Catler had a microtonal rock band called JC & the Microtones: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:27pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, doctorjazz!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:27pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, doctorjazz!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:27pm Tony Coulter:

(Oops: Stereo greetings.)
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:29pm Webhamster Henry:

Here's Jon's Freenote Music site: freenotemusic.com . You can get your own micro-fretted guitars and necks.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:31pm Tony Coulter:

The vocalist on this Partch piece is Johnny Reinhard.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:32pm Tony Coulter:

(composer, bassoonist, and editor of this comp)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 1:32pm Lewis:

have not heard this Harry Partch before - thanks Tony!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:33pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Lewis!!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:39pm Tony Coulter:

This Wyschnegradsky thing was performed by the Soldier String Quartet.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:41pm βrian:

It would take me half an hour to type that name, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:43pm Tony Coulter:

I have autofill and cut-and-paste to thank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 1:43pm JtotheK:

enjoying this tape, very much! and thanks for the additional info, Henry. i have the 'wold of Harry Partch' LP, haven't listened to it in a while.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:49pm Tony Coulter:

Glad you're enjoying the tape, JtotheK!

It's funny how little time it takes before microtonal tunings sound completely normal. I remember the first time I heard Harry Partch's music, way back when I was in college, it sounded totally bizarre and "wrong" to me. Now his tunings seem completely natural and normal.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:52pm Tony Coulter:

Oops -- this is Jeff Stayton, not Mark Rankin. Sorry!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:57pm Webhamster Henry:

You're welcome - I'm a low-key microtonal evangelist.
This Mark Rankin recording was from a concert in the "Jazz Church" , St. Peter's under the Citicorp building.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 1:57pm Tony Coulter:

This tape is sort of a miniature freeform show in a can -- lots of stylistic variety.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:00pm Webhamster Henry:

A lot of the AFMM concerts were (are) like that - classical pieces done in original temperaments, non-western music, experimental explorations of instruments' capabilities, "modern" works that were performed once or never, realizations of notated thought experiments, and improv!
  Tue. 11/29/16 2:03pm Dean:

Much like John Schneider's programs here on the West Coast.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:11pm Tony Coulter:

@ Webhamster Henry: Plus, a bit of rock sensibility sneaks in from time to time.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:14pm Dave in Vermont:

i like it when i remember gtdr and come upon a pleasant surprise
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:15pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, Dave!

I am always happy to pleasantly surprise....
  Tue. 11/29/16 2:16pm MrFab:

Dean, Schneider's the guy behind the "Partch" concert I mentioned earlier, performed on (replicas of?) Partch's instruments. highly recommended if they come to your town.
  Tue. 11/29/16 2:19pm Dean:

I used to listen to Schneider's programs on KPFK fairly routinely when I lived in LA. Marvelous stuff.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:33pm Tony Coulter:

Pete Rose is up at bat now, and swinging his mighty recorder.
  Tue. 11/29/16 2:35pm Dean:

Speaking of which, it's time again to recommend this remarkable, albeit not microtonal, recital by Rene Clemencic. Hits it out of the park!

https://www.discogs.com/Ren%C3%A9-Clemencic-Clemencic-Et-Ses-Fl%C3%BBtes/release/1397438
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:36pm Tony Coulter:

Damn you, pre- and post-echo.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:37pm βrian:

By golly, I have that. Will have to pull it out.
  Tue. 11/29/16 2:38pm Dean:

Recorder duets among amateurs inevitably introduce a third ghost performer, standing just over there.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:40pm Tony Coulter:

This Seletsky piece was recorded in 1971, and thus long before AFMM.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Weird confluence of Give The Drummer Some-ery: I gave my physical copy of the Pete Rose: Recorderist PITCH CD to ... Pauline Oliveros!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:42pm Tony Coulter:

Wow! Spooky!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:42pm Webhamster Henry:

Seletsky performed in a lot of AFMM concerts... there was a really great improv duet between him and Joe Maneiri!
  Tue. 11/29/16 2:44pm Dean:

This morning Phil Gelb (shakuhachi, vegan chef & caterer) emailed his fans to lament the passing of Oliveros, with whom he'd made a handful of recordings. See "The Space Between" series, featuring Gelb, Oliveros, and a different bassist for each record.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:49pm βrian:

Ooh, does he wear the cool wicker basket when he plays?
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:51pm Tony Coulter:

I guess a shakuhachi player is obligated to either be a vegan chef or a sushi maker.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:51pm Tony Coulter:

Can't very well specialize in ribs, for example.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/29/16 2:53pm Stanley:

Just popping up to say that this cassette was brilliant
Another amazing show Tony, sir. Thank you.
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:54pm listener james from westwood:

Was sunk into work today but was happy to have this pair of tapes along for the ride! Thanks, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Stanley! And James!
Avatar Tue. 11/29/16 2:57pm Tony Coulter:

... and everyone else too!

See you next week....
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