From the Kitchen Archives: New Music, New York 1979

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
A time capsule of SoHo's avant-garde scene selected from recordings made during a nine-day festival in June 1979 at The Kitchen, this double-disc fairly vividly evokes the spirit of a diverse creative community and the bright promise of a few important composers at early stages of their careers. However, a sense of nostalgia is pervasive here; changes in musical directions and tastes since the 1980s make this album seem like a document of the avant-garde's scattered ending rather than an account of a vital and influential new phase. Despite the evident pride taken by the producers in restoring and digitally remastering the tapes, their claims for the long-term ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
A time capsule of SoHo's avant-garde scene selected from recordings made during a nine-day festival in June 1979 at The Kitchen, this double-disc fairly vividly evokes the spirit of a diverse creative community and the bright promise of a few important composers at early stages of their careers. However, a sense of nostalgia is pervasive here; changes in musical directions and tastes since the 1980s make this album seem like a document of the avant-garde's scattered ending rather than an account of a vital and influential new phase. Despite the evident pride taken by the producers in restoring and digitally remastering the tapes, their claims for the long-term significance of this music seem inflated, and many outside a small group of die-hard fans will find this collection parochial and pretentious. The 17 pieces may be divided into four groups: minimalist pattern pieces by Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, and Steve Reich; extended vocal experiments by Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Tom Johnson, Charlie Morrow, and Charlemagne Palestine; instrumental explorations by Jon Gibson, Garrett List, Gordon Mumma, George Lewis, Barbara Benary, Joel Chadabe, and Tony Conrad; and works for electronically manipulated instruments by Phill Niblock and David Behrman. The sound of these recordings is often hot, so a low-to-middle volume setting is advised.
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  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Orange Mountain
  • UPC: 801837001525
  • Catalog Number: 15
  • Sales rank: 193,033

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dance, pieces (5) for ensemble: No. 4 - Philip Glass & Philip Glass (11:53)
  2. 2 Do You Be, for 10 voices, 2 pianos, synth, violin & bagpipes - Philip Glass & Meredith Monk (3:28)
  3. 3 Criss Cross, for saxophone: Section 3 - Jon Gibson & Philip Glass (7:39)
  4. 4 Where We Are - Philip Glass & Garrett List (8:38)
  5. 5 Schoolwork, electroacoustic music with musical saw, bowed psaltery & piano melodica (from "Some Voltage Drop") - Gordon Mumma & Philip Glass (8:58)
  6. 6 The Kim and I, for trombone & computer - Philip Glass & George E. Lewis (5:38)
  7. 7 Five Orchestral Pieces for Opus Tree (after Webern's Five Orchestral Pieces) - Barbara Benary & Michael Nyman (3:09)
  8. 8 The Tuning Meditation, for voice & audience - Philip Glass & Pauline Oliveros (8:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1–3 Secret Songs, for voice - Tom Johnson & Philip Glass (5:52)
  2. 2 Dream Song / Vision Chant, for voice - Charles Morrow & Philip Glass (5:56)
  3. 3 Exchanges, for 3 violins - Barbara Benary & Barbara Benary (7:59)
  4. 4 Four Arthurs superimposed with Two Octaves and a Fifth, for 2 4-channel tapes - Phill Niblock & Philip Glass (7:04)
  5. 5 Touch Tones, for electronics - David Behrman & Philip Glass (8:50)
  6. 6 Solo, for computer - Joel Chadabe & Philip Glass (7:27)
  7. 7 Untitled Pieces, for piano - Philip Glass & Tony Conrad (7:54)
  8. 8 Untitled for solo voice - Philip Glass & Charlemagne Palestine (5:52)
  9. 9 Drumming, for 2 female voices, piccolo, 4 pairs of bongos, 3 marimbas & 3 glockenspiels: Part One - Philip Glass & Steve Reich (14:05)
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