Nicole Parks

Violinist

Small Group Context Session 7: Current Context

 

Some links of interest…

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/jia-tolentino/the-gig-economy-celebrates-working-yourself-to-death

Band repertoire acceptable for state music performance assessments (MPA)

http://www.ncbandmasters.org/images/MPA_Sorted_11_28_16.pdf

 

Band MPA scores (what does the word superior mean? excellent? average?)

http://www.ncbandmasters.org/images/NCBA_MPA_2018_Statewide_Results_-_by_District_REV_6.25.18.pdf

 

Content of school music curricula:

https://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2008/12/schoolmusic.html

 

Drew McManus collects information on how much musicians, conductors, and exectives are paid

https://adaptistration.com/the-orchestra-compensation-reports/

 

Greg Sandow on the past and potential future of (especially orchestra-based) classical music:

http://www.artsjournal.com/greg/

 

Jason Heath, life as a freelancer (entrepreneur?):

https://doublebassblog.org/2006/12/road-warrior-without-expense-account.html

 

College programs cited in class:

https://music.depauw.edu/21cm/

https://www.msmnyc.edu/programs/center-for-music-entrepreneurship/

https://iml.esm.rochester.edu/

 

Ensembles mentioned:

International Contemporary Ensemble - https://www.iceorg.org/

Eighth Blackbird - https://www.eighthblackbird.org/

 

Commentary:

https://aarongervais.com/blog/seriously-theres-arts-entrepreneurship/

 

Class 4

 

Gender

What’s getting programmed, 2011-12 edition:

http://www.americanorchestras.org/images/stories/ORR_1112/ORR12%20summary%20report_final.pdf

 

2012-13:

http://www.americanorchestras.org/images/stories/ORR_1213/ORR13%20Works%20Composed%20in%20the%20Last%2025%20Years%20-%20All%20Groups.pdf

 

2015-16:

https://www.bsomusic.org/stories/what-data-tells-us-about-the-2015-16-orchestra-season.aspx

 

 

Tower, Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnlVKC7rxdg

 

Gendered themes in Classical / Romantic sonata form:https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1003328.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3Ac2231b31d50955cd00bdef7561b704cb

 

Music at the Tea Table:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2928597.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3Aa276a76fa88b5c2ca864bb9611108de5

 

Charles Ives and “Masculinity”:

http://www.ryangarber.com/ives.html#masculine

 

Pauline Oliveros:

https://www.nytimes.com/1970/09/13/archives/and-dont-call-them-lady-composers-and-dont-call-them-lady-composers.html

 

 

Saariaho Interview #1:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/arts/music/review-met-opera-amour-de-loin-kaija-saariaho.html

 

Saariaho Interview #2:

http://www.musicandliterature.org/features/2014/9/22/a-conversation-with-kaija-saariaho

 

Pres with visualization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRPAqEGDEO8

L’Amour de Loin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBm9mKWJVU

Ciel d’hiver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP1jjEOnSTw

 

 

Kennedy Center Estancia Notes:

http://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/composition/5507

 

 

Class 5 

 

Electronic Music and interdisciplinary works

 

Du Yun:

 

Angel’s Bone trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1kXcbU3gKI

(What’s interdisciplinary here? - touch on genre mobility!)

 

        Du Yun “Fallen Warriors” (ensemble and electronics)
        https://vimeo.com/26496518

 

Du Yun interview video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM4t0UpyBbY

Du Yun “The Man who swallowed a snake”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGvLO_cMHck

(Du Yun ~6’)

OK Miss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwYH671Af2U

Shark in you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkfrMK9tvt8

 

 

    Bjork Biophilia - Thunderbolt (Tesla coils start around 1:10) #interdisciplinary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgElh_jbJrw

 

Earliest recording ever (1860 au clair de la lune) - “phonautograph”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znKNQXo58pE

 

Sampling/turntables - Grand Master Flash,

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk99DmV5uLk

 

Jorge Sanchez-Chiong:

 

Preview of our piece: https://vimeo.com/237291859

Salt Water (6 turntables and orchestra): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zfXjcEUEo

Crin (solo violin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1TbzPjgbeA

 

Saariaho: 

 

Lichtbogen (9 instruments and live electronics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQQ9-yuQf9c

 

IRCAM spatial processing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uFtFB5QuRs

 

 

 

Class 6

 

Inspiration / Appropriation / Quotation / Pastiche

 

Mahler 1 selections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBKd78WUa74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQCHgnpCGf4

 

Ives 4 “Slatsplained”: https://youtu.be/WTW9fqvZyAA?t=2m34s

 

Quotation in Jazz - Ella in Berlin

https://youtu.be/iR1__k-BxhY?t=1m43s

 

Folk dance styles; Malambo example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9xHmZJsOm4

 

NY Phil notes on Ginastera and the role of the composer

https://nyphil.org/~/media/pdfs/watch-listen/commercial-recordings/0910/release17.pdf

 

Turntables, Hiphop, Sampling - Public Enemy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaoLy7PHwk

All the songs sampled here: https://www.whosampled.com/sample/2289/Public-Enemy-Fight-the-Power-James-Brown-Funky-Drummer/

 

 

Article on Steve Reich’s Come Out:

https://pitchfork.com/features/article/9886-blood-and-echoes-the-story-of-come-out-steve-reichs-civil-rights-era-masterpiece/

 

Midcentury Time Magazine Chart of Highbrow - lowbrow

http://thedabbler.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Time-Highbrow-to-Lowbrow.jpg

 

The Road to the Classics:

https://thelasttrombone.com/2017/05/

 

Class 7

 

Hands-on electronics and music notation

 

Audacity software:

https://www.audacityteam.org/

 

Max software:

https://cycling74.com/products/max/

 

Mathematical notation is designed to express complex ideas in a compact space. To what extent does that conceal understanding/meaning?

 

How does this apply in music?

 

On Cecil Taylor:

http://matthewgoodheart.com/TaylorThesis/Cecil_Taylor_Thesis-Goodheart.pdf

 

Recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zrYKFmvWc0

 

Steve Schick on learning Fernyhough

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/833159.pdf

clAss 2

"Is That Jazz?" examples!

 

Cecil Taylor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyD0WGXedU8

Zappa Jazz from Hell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbJ3Lx9TBf4&list=PLqMraAddy1gpOZyFNIu3V3Vh1qnQKB973

Tyshawn Sorey/Vijay Iyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeV0pvekuPc

Fables of Faubus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtLiwC1hcrI

Monk Round Midnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEDr84cJQzE

Blue Monk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVBv-TzO8lU

 

"Classical" takes on jazz

 

Stravinsky Jazz Prelude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGst_-SmFIY

Babbitt All Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNSr6sPceBI

Milhaud Creation of the World https://youtu.be/658FaqJvj-4?t=4m6s

Beethoven jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQMCfqFr4XA

Penderecki Actions for Free Jazz Orchestra http://ninateka.pl/kolekcje/en/three-composers/penderecki/audio/actions-na-zespol-jazzowy

Score example http://sfsound.org/festival/actions2.jpg

 

Early African-American classical music examples:

William Grant Still

Afro-American Symphony:

4th movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0QLcD_9TAc

3rd movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFVLxk6N2gw

 

Scott Joplin's Treemonisha:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukgWU6JCZkg

 

AACM materials:

Muhal Richard Abrams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEnCwynaqiA

Muhal Richard Abrams solo piano: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEnCwynaqiA

George Lewis: Interactive Trio: 

https://vimeo.com/23556704

Art Ensemble of Chicago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxjf54tsWEc

Website: www.aacmchicago.org

CLASS 1

Ligeti - Greatest Hits! 

“I privilege forms that are less process- and more object-oriented: Music as frozen time, as an object evoked as a space in our imagination, an entity that, albeit unfolding in passing time, is simultaneously present in all its moments.” - György Ligeti

String Quartet No. 1 (1953)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYpXBJ9nNSA


Continuum (1968)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AJoyqbMv_I

 

String Quartet No. 2 (1968):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_Q_mIth0Q

 

Hungarian Rock (1978): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0abSzGuTFH8

 

Mysteries of the Macabre (1991):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFFpzip-SZk

 

Ligeti interview / coaching an orchestra:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNFq6HIlMEc

 

 

J.W. Turner paintings:

 

https://learnodo-newtonic.com/jmw-turner-famous-paintings 

 

 

Ndodana-Breen and African musical traditions:

 

Check out longer excerpts of Credo, Ritual for string quartet, and much more on the composer´s site!

http://www.ndodanabreen.com/audio-links/

 

Malian hand drumming (~800 y.o. tradition) : Mamady Keita

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsq5PHoik-s

 

Ghana - Ewe drumming: Abraham Adzenyah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSxDROrZI7s

 

Nigeria - Fela Sowande

African Suite Mvt. II, Nostalgia 1951-52

https://youtu.be/AFqWBvr-R8g?t=35s

 

Halim El-Dabh - Egypt (/USA)

1944 - Wire Recorder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_kbNSdRvgo


What is a kaddish?

 

Bernstein Symphony No. 3

https://youtu.be/EnOObn3Eo0g?t=19m23s

 

Peters vs. Mercator projection:

http://www.petersmap.com/page3.html