Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from February 21, 2017 Options

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Options February 21, 2017: A440, Op. 4, No. 19: The Sonoric and Fantasmagoric - Persichetti, Menotti, Sierra, Riegger & Jocelyn Pook

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Gian Carlo Menotti  Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, III. Envoi (1996)   Options   Stefano Ferrario - violin, Stefano Ricci - clarinet and Marco Sollini - piano.  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Vincent Persichetti  Symphony No. 6, Op. 69 "Symphony for Band" IV. Vivace   Options   Cincinnati Wind Symphony, directed by Eugene Migliaro Corporon  0:02:38 (Pop‑up)
        0:10:42 (Pop‑up)
Vincent Persichetti  Sonata No. 1, Op. 3, III. Vivace (1981)   Options   Geoffrey Burleson, piano  0:11:13 (Pop‑up)
Vincent Persichetti  Sonata No. 12, Op. 145 "Mirror Sonata", IV. Brioso (1981)   Options   Geoffrey Burleson, piano  0:13:29 (Pop‑up)
Roberto Sierra  Montunos: I. Fantasmagórico (2015)   Options   Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano  0:15:30 (Pop‑up)
Roberto Sierra  Montunos: III. Como congas (2015)   Options     0:21:50 (Pop‑up)
        0:36:51 (Pop‑up)
Wallingford Riegger  Study in Sonority, Op. 7 for Ten Violins (1927)   Options   Violins of the Louisville Symphony Orchestra  0:37:03 (Pop‑up)
Jocelyn Pook  Desh: Metallic Sonata (2011)   Options   http://www.jocelynpook.com/shop/desh/  0:45:23 (Pop‑up)
Bulgarian State Radio and TV Female Vocal Choir  Svatba (The Wedding)   Options     0:51:39 (Pop‑up)
Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal  Wo Ye N'gnougobine   Options Chamber Music    0:54:55 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 8:06pm Bethany Ryker:

Has anyone else had this experience where you are speaking with a colleague about how palpable the chaos is in the world right now, and you go through the stages of saying things like "It's all going to be OK" then shaking your head in disbelief, and finding the very last thing to say: that we can't predict the future...and during this interval of global contemplation you realized you only had 15 seconds left to queue your music up for your radio show? Or is is just me?
Avatar 8:09pm Linda Lee:

no radio show here dear, but yes. :-D
Avatar 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DJ or not - of course we're all having a version of basically - that.
Avatar 8:10pm Linda Lee:

so thankful for A440 tonight!
Avatar 8:11pm Linda Lee:

personally avoiding any conclusions at all. the spinning is tiring.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I don't feel like getting into heated discussions or arguments with people, so I generally just smile and nod. I try to not let it angry up the blood.
Avatar 8:14pm Bethany Ryker:

No heated conversations here either, just empathy and the attempt to connect human-to-human.
Avatar 8:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

en.wikipedia.org... :
...' but his embracing of diverse strands of musical thought makes characterizing his body of work difficult. This trend continued throughout his compositional career. His music lacked sharp changes in style over time. (Persichetti once said in an interview in Musical Quarterly that his music was "...not like a woman, that is, it does not have periods!") '...
Avatar 8:15pm Linda Lee:

human-to-human is the only way we'll manage it. there's no other way.
Avatar 8:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Seems characteristic of the situation (both specifically the News this minute - to Terence McKenna-variety generalities) - that Ideology is completely @ odds w/ Humanity. Doesn't it? Anthropologically - that's Insane - isn't it?
  8:23pm Listener Robert:

No, Bethany (re opening comment line remark), actually for a good no. of yrs. now my experience has been the opposite. My friends, WHO DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER politically, seem to AGREE INDEPENDENTLY of each other that the world is falling apart. My opinion is, no, things are about the same as they've always (and I mean "always" close to literally -- probably since before hx, maybe even before human beings existed) been.
  8:25pm Listener Robert:

Anyone else notice the Flash (pop-up) stream behaving differently now, buffering content instead of syncing to the stream live?
  8:29pm Listener Robert:

I'm even entertaining the possibility that the chaos preceded the material universe, i.e. that it was inherent in the immanent spirit.
  8:29pm Listener Robert:

Hail Eris!
Avatar 8:33pm Linda Lee:

darn! i missed getting a valentine! i'd love having one! :-)
Avatar 8:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@LRobert: I think our species has inherent challenges to overcome - which is nothing new for us in our few millions of years - but our success as the communicating monkey w/ complex societies, abstracted thinking, & opposable thumbs that Uses Everything on this planet has also apparently brought us to critical junctures regarding Sustainability - & Purpose. I am not sure how much acknowledging that we are natural children this Universe has created helps us to Evolve rather than Devolve. In any evolution - an adaptation can become a maladaptation - when the circumstances to deal w/ to Survive have changed. It's been noted that Chaos Theory is really a misnomer - & it's actually 'Disorderly Order'. That is - if we wish to understand & be in harmony w/ the Universe - as it actually is - we need to develop somewhat different ideas about what 'Order' & 'Chaos' mean - & how we relate to The World - in our minds & in our actions...& I think that's the evolution that is necessary for our survival (& no less).
Avatar 8:41pm Bethany Ryker:

I agree with you, Robert - my very brief, very scattered comment at the top of the show was really just to get a hall pass for hanging outside the classroom without having my homework ready to turn in. Which here at the station means getting a tricky combo of buttons, lights and faders all in harmony.
Avatar 8:43pm Bethany Ryker:

Linda Lee - it's not too late, just tell me where to send it and we'll get a heart sticker-covered postcard up to you in the mountains!
  8:44pm JakeGould:

Avatar 8:44pm Linda Lee:

sweet! i'll write you. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Meanwhile, how is the instrument of the day going? www.moonmilk.com
Avatar 8:45pm tuner fish:

great set. love your show!
Avatar 8:47pm Bethany Ryker:

JakeGould I hope your Valentine arrived safe and sound!
Avatar 8:48pm Linda Lee:

how recent is the Pook piece? can't place it ~
  8:49pm JakeGould:

@BethanyRyker: It did! Thank you!

Who’s the Pook?
Avatar 8:50pm Bethany Ryker:

Looks like 2011; I'm putting a link on the playlist entry. Jocelyn Pook, British composer, mostly film music - this piece was for a dance company
Avatar 8:52pm ranjit:

there was a Jocelyn Pook piece made entirely of answering machine greetings that John Schaeffer used to play on New Sounds all the time but I could never find a recording of it. I'm gonna go look again!
Avatar 8:52pm Bethany Ryker:

spoke too soon, DESH is in fact a film she scored
Avatar 8:54pm Linda Lee:

thank you my dear.
Avatar 8:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Instrument of the day! Ranjit, wow.
Really appreciate DJ BR this exposition of - Contempo? - works - few pieces in an hour, but for this so well-chosen.
Avatar 9:00pm Linda Lee:

thank you for a lovely show Bethany!! a highlight of the week!
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