Dear Beth, Here's the whole of Globose Floccose. Use whatever you want for the ad. I like page 2 and page B ("umbilicate/fugacious"). Ivan used to teach at the SF Conservatory. Now he runs the studio at Harvard. (Does Harvard have a Tcherepnin synthesizer? The answer is yes.) Ivan may be the first person in 40 years to notice that the Harvard music building is next door to the physics lab and just around the corner from the herbarium. People are mostly concerned with how far it is from Vienna.
He'll be here for the November 14th concert. At the Hall of Flowers in GG Park at the corner of 9th Ave. & Lincoln Way.
Globose Floccose is about forms: botanical, astronomical, anthropomorphic, musical. Five brass & 4 strings. Everybody is miked to the hilt, then all the sounds are processed. I have a tape of the Cambridge performance. It's a heavenly piece.
Lots of goodies on this concert: Alden's collaboration with mime Peter Kors, called Mummermusic. A totally different approach to the machinery than Ivan's...and very beautiful/also Brian Anderson's dense contrapuntal polygamy, Merlin, which is like sonic bushwhacking in Borneo. And the Elliott Carter piece. Normally we wouldn't program un-American American music like this. But just this once, in response to a special request from P. Harmonic for Sheri, Doreen, Frankie and Candy at Shakey's in Hayward.
And there's more where this comes from. Like Alvin Lucier in January (to do his "Hyperbolas" with the Ensemble). And a Histoire du soldat in March (for which Bob Davis is growing a special red beard to be the Devil), etc. etc. And all the concerts are free this year. OK?
San Francisco Conservatory of Music OPENING CONCERT OF 1974-75 SEASON
New Music Ensemble John Adams, director
IVAN TCHEREPNIN: GLOBOSE FLOCCOSE (1973) for strings, brass & electronic processing systems
MARTIN BARTLETT: CROAKING FROG for 4 players ( 1974)
ELLIOTT CARTER: SONATA FOR FLUTE, OBOE, JELLO & HARPSICHORD(1952)
BRIAN ANDERSON: MERLIN (1974) for 14 instruments
ALDEN JENKS: MUMMERMUSIC (1974) for mime and electronics with Peter Kors, mime
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 HALL OF FLOWERS 8:00 PM GOLDEN GATE PARK SAN FRANCISCO ADMISSION IS FREE