|The Composer: Loren Rush|
From a recording made on November 21, 1967, composer Loren Rush introduces a program of his own music. After beginning the program with an untitled piano piece that he was still working on, Rush then plays a recording of Dwight Peltzer premiering Rush’s 1963 composition “Hexahedron” which is an aleatoric composition scored for solo piano. Next Rush discusses the characteristics of much of his music and his basic compositional style, followed by a live demonstration of some of the character...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Loren Rush; Music; Interview; 20th Century Classical
|Composer's Corner: Mandala Music|
In what was a preview for KPFA’s first concert in the Performer’s Choice Series, held in February of 1963, Loren Rush presents rehearsal out-takes of his group improvisation piece, “Mandala Music”. Joining him for a discussion of this aleatoric piece and its graphic score, is program host Will Ogdon, Glenn Glasow, and Phil Winsor. Will Ogdon’s attempts to understand this then new form of composition and score writing are illustrative of the challenges many music listeners had with acce...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical; Loren Rush