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Options April 26, 2017: Hey, You There! The Awesome World of Imants Kalniņš

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 
Intro   Options Bodega Pop Live  2017    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
2xBBM  Dziesma par melno aroniju (Song of the Black Chokeberry)   Options   1969  Imants Kalniņš's first rock band, full name Bizbizmārītes un Bigbīta mācekļi, 1969-1970  0:04:21 (Pop‑up)
Nora Bumbiere  Dūdieviņš   Options   1967    0:06:20 (Pop‑up)
Menuets  Septiņas skumjas zvaigznes (Seven Grief Stars?)   Options Dzeguzes Balss (Cuckoo Voice)  1979  While Kalniņš was not a member of this band, they almost exclusively played his compositions  0:09:18 (Pop‑up)
Pērkons  Liepu Dziesma (Linden Song)   Options Ka Jura, Ka Zeme, Ka Debess  1984  A rock oratorio debuted by the rock / postpunk outfit Pērkons  0:15:14 (Pop‑up)
Vadi  Gaidisana (Wait)   Options Mirklis pirms Latvijas  2015    0:18:44 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš  Mūzika (Music)   Options Oratorija - Rīta Cēliens  1981    0:22:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dziesma par baltiem krekliem 2 (A Song About the White Shirts 2)   Options Elpojiet dziļi (Breathe Deeply) OST  1967    0:25:51 (Pop‑up)
Pauls Butkevics un 'Zvaigznite  Cik viens mes par otru zinam? (How about the other one we know this?)   Options Elpojiet dziļi (Breathe Deeply) OST1967  1967    0:33:50 (Pop‑up)
Menuets  Piedod, piedod, piedod man! (Forgive, forgive, forgive me!)   Options Dzeguzes Balss (Cuckoo Voice)  1979    0:36:27 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalnins, Turaidas Roze & Liepājas Simfoniskais Orķestris  Balāde Par Melno Čūsku (Ballad of the Black Snake)   Options Lielās Dziesmas (Jubilejas Koncerts Dzintaros) (Great Songs)  2014    0:40:51 (Pop‑up)
Pērkons  Liesma - Krasta Dziesma   Options Ka Jura, Ka Zeme, Ka Debess  1984    0:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš  Dzejnieks un Nāra   Options Oratorija - Dzejnieks un Nāra (Poet and the Mermaid)  2015  Kalniņš tells the story of submitting this 1980s oratorio to the censorship board and of a woman there immediately rejecting it on the grounds that it was "too imaginative"  0:50:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Imants Kalniņš 
Smilšu Rausis   Options Smilsu Rausis (Dziesmas Berniem Dzied Zane Gudra)  1995    0:57:11 (Pop‑up)
2xBBM  Smilšu Rausis   Options   1969    1:03:07 (Pop‑up)
Pauls Butkevics, Ruta Roesa un Zvaigznite  Dziesma par Napoleonu   Options Elpojiet dziļi (Breathe Deeply) OST  1967    1:05:01 (Pop‑up)
Menuets  Dziesmiņa, dziedama pusčetros no rīta (Song, singing in the morning [something]}   Options Dzeguzes Balss (Cuckoo Voice)  1979    1:07:50 (Pop‑up)
Turaidas Roze  Apvij Rokas   Options Turaidas Roze  2010  Song originally released in 1986  1:12:26 (Pop‑up)
Kodek  Imants Kalninsh Taking Amphetamines for the First Time   Options Heavy Metal Is Not Heavy At All  2007    1:17:35 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš & Ainars Mielavs  Adata un diegs (Needle and thread)   Options Imants Kalniņš & Ainars Mielavs  1997    1:25:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Seiks (Instrumental)   Options Elpojiet dziļi (Breathe Deeply) OST  1967    1:31:55 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš | Liepaja Symphony Orchestra  Allegerto   Options Fourth ("Rock") Symphony  2009    1:37:44 (Pop‑up)
Menuets  Raganas dziesmiņa pēc sprieduma pasludināšanas (Song of the Witch's Judgment)   Options Dzeguzes Balss (Cuckoo Voice)  1979    1:51:34 (Pop‑up)
Turaidas Roze  Svētku Diena (Celebration Day)   Options Turaidas Roze  2010  Originally recorded in 1986  2:00:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Imants Kalniņš 
Svētku Diena (Celebration Day)   Options Smilsu Rausis (Dziesmas Berniem Dzied Zane Gudra)  1995    2:03:22 (Pop‑up)
2xBBM  Nes Savu Nesamo   Options   1970    2:08:05 (Pop‑up)
Menuets  Dziesmiņa mums (Our Song?)   Options   1971    2:10:18 (Pop‑up)
Pērkons  Ligo   Options Ka Jura, Ka Zeme, Ka Debess  1984    2:12:18 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš  Varti veras!   Options Oratorija - Rīta Cēliens  1981    2:15:29 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš | Rūta Muktupāvela  Karsta Mana Jauna Dziesma (My Hot New Song)   Options Trešās dziesmas  2006    2:23:37 (Pop‑up)
Turaidas Roze  Pūt, Vējiņi (Blow, Wind)   Options Turaidas Roze  2010    2:27:47 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Imants Kalniņš 
Mūzika no kinofilmas Ezera Sonāte (Music from the film "Lake Sonata")   Options Ezera Sonāte OST  1976    2:33:42 (Pop‑up)
Imants Kalniņš  Pūt, Vējiņi (Blow, Wind)   Options Pūt, Vējiņi OST  1974    2:37:06 (Pop‑up)
Menuets  Dzeguzes Balss (Cuckoo Voice)   Options Dzeguzes Balss (Cuckoo Voice)  1979    2:49:08 (Pop‑up)
2xBBM  Unknown Song   Options   1970    2:51:44 (Pop‑up)
Ilona Bāliņa  Dūdieviņš   Options   1986    2:55:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 
Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000    2:59:04 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Gary and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm melinda:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

James! So glad you're here to catch this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

Melinda! Yay!
Avatar 7:09pm hyde:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Gary:

They Hyde! Happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Gary:

Avatar 7:14pm hyde:

this kind of vocal will always remind me of the album Natural Elements by Shakti, which is where i heard it first
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Gary:

I need to hear that album
Avatar 7:17pm hyde:

i haven't listened to that album in maybe thirty years. vocals are by Vikku Vinayakram. the John McLaughlin jazz/rock fusion from Mahavishnu Orchestra has stood the test of time better'n most. maybe his Indo-fusion does too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm steve:

good evening Gary and friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Gary:

Steve! Hey!
Avatar 7:24pm Polyus:

Thoroughly jet-lagged but present, at least for now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Gary:

Yay, Polyus!
Avatar 7:25pm geezerette:

Evening,Gary and all!
What a compelling and majestic sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Gary:

Geezerette! Lovely to see you here!
  7:30pm Dean:

First I've heard of Kalniņš, so I checked the Fanfare archive of reviews, two of which stand out. One includes this passage about Kalniņš's "Rock" symphony:

"I highly recommend it to your listening as an example (along with Glen Roger Davis’s rock-influenced Piano Concerto in F) of how one can write real, substantive music while still using a rock beat. In fact, in the latter portion of this movement, the rhythm seems to combine ethnic folk music with the rock drummer! In addition, [cond. Kristjan] Järvi has all of the disparate threads of this score firmly under control, which leads to a particularly fascinating and engaging performance. Thus what I assumed would be a low point turns out to be one of the highlights of the disc."

Another reviewer on a different recording of the same symphony is less flattering. "It's endlessly repetitive, banal, and cutesy pseudo-music, going absolutely nowhere in two whole record sides of the most sickening clichés. I've tried to find just a few minutes in this piece that I can tolerate and have been completely unsuccessful."

To each his own!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm listener james from westwood:

Entirely new to me as well, and glad for the sweeping intro!
Avatar 7:35pm geezerette:

haha! Benjamin Britten /King Crimson...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Gary:

Howdy, Dean! WE'll be hearing from that symphony next set!
  7:40pm Dean:

The Naïve release with Järvi from c.2015 is the subject of the first review, a Melodiya, cond. Vigners c.1980, the second.
Avatar 7:43pm geezerette:

reminds me a bit of Lotte Lenya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Gary:

It does, yes!
  7:44pm Dean:

Reminds *me* a lotta Lenya!
Avatar 7:44pm geezerette:

If Kurt Weill came from Rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Gary:

Whole Lotta Lenya
Avatar 7:45pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:46pm geezerette:

Or classically trained Pussy Riot.
  7:46pm Dean:

Hate to say this, but the rock-combo-surrounded-by-orchestra ensemble brings to mind Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Center of the Earth, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Gary:

Heh, no argument there
Avatar 7:47pm geezerette:

The decadent phase of R&R. :D
Avatar 7:48pm geezerette:

(should have quotes around "decadent")
  7:55pm Jill B.:

Hi Gary,

Sorry we missed your show last week. More on that later. Sorry we are late tuning in tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Gary:

Hi Mom! Hope all is okay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm listener james from westwood:

This track is transcendent.
Avatar 7:56pm geezerette:

(Poet daydreaming at Starbucks)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Gary:

I really really really want to hear an 80s recording of this oratorio, James, but I'm not sure if he got it past the censors
Avatar 7:57pm northguineahills:

Has a subtle touch of Arvo Part, an other Baltic composer.
Avatar 7:58pm northguineahills:

  7:59pm Jill B.:

Some health issues, which I will email you about later. But....we are getting better and better each day. A clerk at the hardware store this morning said tht she had heard that Corvallis has had some amount of rain for the last 165 days. More than recorded in the last 75 years. We are "praying" for sun!
  7:59pm Dean:

Fanfare recently turned me on to Miloslav Kabeláč, a Czech composer who lived through the 20th C. until '79. He, too, had his artistic run-ins with the authorities. No rock sensibilities at work, but a recent complete symphonies release has garnered high acclaim. Give a listen to "The Mystery of Time."
Avatar 7:59pm geezerette:

would love to have a translated text.
Avatar 8:02pm geezerette:

Dean,thanks for sharing!
Avatar 8:04pm hyde:

oh, no. i missed a Rick Wakeman "Journey to the Center of the Earth" reference. i confess that circa 1979 or so, i really loved that LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Gary:

Oh, Mom, so sorry to hear about that -- we can talk after the show tonight or tomorrow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Gary:

Thanks for that heads up, Dean -- will seek Kabeláč out, definitely!
Avatar 8:12pm northguineahills:

Is the crackling on my end, or the recordings?
  8:12pm Dean:

Hearing it here, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Gary:

These aren't the best recordings, but not sure about the cracking ... anyone else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Gary:

Okay, I hear it on my phone ... might have to reboot or something?
  8:13pm Dean:

Doesn't sound like a noisy LP or worn out tape. More like radio interruption and distortion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Gary:

Wonder if it's me or the station ... let me email some folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Gary:

Gotta reboot -- hold on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Gary:

I need a new computer! Firing it back up now
Avatar 8:17pm northguineahills:

Usually I only get that crackling when my iTunes is about to poop itself, but after switching to the pop-up, it continued.
Avatar 8:17pm hyde:

i like this Gene Clark tune a lot, fwiw
  8:17pm Dean:

I need a new disk transport, subwoofer, amplifiers, maybe even a preamplifier, too. Ain't gonna happen any time soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Gary:

Okay, we're back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm listener james from westwood:

My iTunes just indeed pooped itself, but back on GTDR and now the Bodega sounds clean!
  8:18pm Dean:

And cables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Gary:

The crazy sound this time is the track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Gary:

I don't know if anyone shares my love of effed up tracks like this :)
  8:25pm Dean:

Hell, yes. Wolfgang Mitterer's Radio Fractal/Beat Music is a cornucopia of effed up track!
  8:26pm Dean:

And The Beatles' "You Know My Name, Look Up the Number."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Gary:

I love that song
  8:32pm Jill B.:

Gary, check your email when you finish tonight's show.
Avatar 8:35pm northguineahills:

Someone must have played Kodek before, the name sounds familar.
  8:37pm Dean:

Holst is marvelous. The Planets is just the tip of the iceberg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Gary:

Will do, Mom
Avatar 8:48pm geezerette:

So much going on in all this music.
Unpredictable. Such a joy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gary:

I totally slipped down Imants Kalniņš rabbit hole this week, I must admit
Avatar 8:50pm geezerette:

Furnature must have been pretty eccentric.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gary:

Avatar 8:54pm geezerette:

would be nice if I actually looked at screen. sheesh.
  8:55pm Dean:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Gary:

I wasn't making fun of you, Geeze! I was making a (bad) pun :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Gary:

Avatar 8:58pm geezerette:

Suddenly went all Brian Wilson on me!

Oh I know that Gary. No offense was taken.
Avatar 9:01pm geezerette:

It's very hippy.
Avatar 9:02pm hyde:

if any one of you calls my furniture funiture, there's gonna be a fight. just sayin'
  9:02pm Dean:

A release of the 4th symphony on Melodiya, including liner notes: http://wanderer-records.com/w17268
Avatar 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Gary; Bodeganarians
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gary:

Duly noted! -- and, Dean, dang, someone gotta snap that up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Gary:

Avatar 9:04pm geezerette:

Avatar 9:04pm hyde:

Avatar 9:05pm geezerette:

Avatar 9:08pm coelacanth∅:

hello hyde and geez!
Avatar 9:11pm coelacanth∅:

...i don't own any funiture; though i used to have a chair on which, uh, there was, er, sometimes fun on...
...Buuut, anyway... my father once invested in a truckload of inflatable furniture...one of many brilliant business ventures that made him a fortune - which might qualify as funiture?
Avatar 9:13pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Gary:

Speaking of funiture ... when are they bringing back beanbags? Cuz this is definitely a beanbag show tonight
  9:16pm Dean:

I'm a rigid wooden chair kinda guy, frankly. Ergonomically sound furniture makes me feel queasy.
Avatar 9:17pm coelacanth∅:

haha! i've thought about bean bag chairs lately because i recently read a charlie brown/peanuts book from the 70s!
...i never liked 'em much but most of our family did.
Avatar 9:17pm geezerette:

Wow Dean, great graphics!

Gary,totally! Not that I have any idea what you mean.
Avatar 9:18pm geezerette:

I like Bertoia, but you really need cushions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Gary:

The next track translates as "My Hot New Song" ... I shit you not
Avatar 9:22pm coelacanth∅:

i think i've never sat in a bertoia. i agree with Dean, sort of. if i'm at home and in a chair, i'm doing something like writing, drawing or reading...otherwise i'll just lie down! (or sit in my car to talk on the phone)
Avatar 9:23pm coelacanth∅:

(the "sort of" is because i don't much care what material the chair is made of, and the one at my computer at home is metal.)
Avatar 9:43pm hyde:

i've never sat in a bertoia, either, but i've sure listened to that harry bertoia box set. and its aces.
Avatar 9:44pm geezerette:

This Bodega is enchanted.
Avatar 9:45pm northguineahills:

Ok, thanks Gary if I don't make it back before the end!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Gary:

You're welcome, NGH!
Avatar 9:51pm coelacanth∅:

hyde do you have that box?
-all i've heard from it is what was played on wfmu - i think the 2016 fund raiser it was a grand prize on someone's show.
Avatar 9:53pm geezerette:

yeah, hyde,incredible career! The music and furniture were related.

Coel, Harry Bertoia was a singular guy. harrybertoia.org
Avatar 9:56pm geezerette:

Thanks Gary! Feel like following that same rabbit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

Thanks for hanging out, Geez!
Avatar 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks g - but i knew! when Bryce(?) mentioned a couple a years ago that the maker of the music he'd just played made chairs, i fell into a Bertoia wormhole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Gary:

You're welcome, Coel! Nice to see you!
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

G! don't follow Simon!!!please!
Avatar 10:01pm geezerette:

Fun-ature & all,coel.
Avatar 10:01pm coelacanth∅:

i have to come back for what i missed, Gary. i heard bits here and there before i checked in.
take care, comrades
Avatar 10:01pm hyde:

@coel i found the bertoia box online at some point. can send it to you if you want it. email me at christoher dot hyde at gmail if you want it!
Avatar 10:02pm hyde:

ack. that is christopher dot hyde
Avatar 10:03pm hyde:

thanks gary!
Avatar 10:03pm coelacanth∅:

hyde Thank you! i will! -but i'll wait 'till i'm home, in a few days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Gary:

Night everyone, and thanks so much for being here!
  11:09pm SeanG:

I'll check out this show on the archives. thanks Gary!
  11:34pm Marie:

Wow, Gary, this guy is amazing. I want to explore his music more! Sadly, I am limited to CDs right now. Thank you for showcasing Mr. Kalnins!
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