Love's Secret Ascension: Coil, Coltrane & The 70th Birthday Of LSD.
"Author and new Quietus writer Peter Bebergal celebrates the original synthesis of LSD with a thoughtful look at acid and transcendent, magickal music." [Via Technoccult] [more inside]
+ Terry Riley
= One of rocks most recognizable yet mislabled anthems
. [more inside]
celebrates the 45th anniversary
of his groundbreaking composition, In C
. A major work in the history of minimalist music
, In C has an incredibly flexible score and performance guidelines
, which have inspired many musicians to make their own versions, including a French guitar quintet
, a traditional Chinese orchestra
, a keyboard ensemble
, an all-synthesizer group
, CalArts Music students
, French-Canadian hippies
, a Danish vocal and percussion ensemble
, another percussion ensemble
, Japanese acidheads
, a "laptop orchestra"
, the Bang on a Can Orchestra
, and a rock "orchestration"
by the Styrenes. No two versions can sound exactly the same, but it's still an open question how they will compare to the performance of In C at its Carnegie Hall debut
next month. No recording of the original 1964 performance has ever been publicly released, but some eyewitness accounts can be found here
"These are my friends. I love their music. They are among the most important people in my life. The portrait is shattered because I could not make it whole."
If you're bored this weekend, check out Robert Ashley
's Music with Roots in the Aether
. Each episode features a "landscape" (unusually-staged informal discussion) with a contemporary American composer, followed by a one-hour performance of his or her work. Subjects include the recently discussed Alvin Lucier
, Pauline Oliveros
, and Philip Glass
. More on Ashley