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Past Notices - 2000

2000
December 25
Happy Holidays!
  • Happy Holidays to all! We've had a lot of fun this year, and hope you have, too. Please join us the next three weeks for the continuation of our Composers' Wisdom series -- brief comments by composers and one piece of their music. It gives all of us a chance to reflect on the diversity of new music outside the "popular" genres.
December 17
The Time is Now
  • It's the end of 2000 and time for contributions! The remarkable and unexpected gift we received in October from the Argosy Foundation gave Dennis and David, the creators of Kalvos & Damian, a little breathing room for the first time in nearly six years of hosting this costly project. Now, as the year closes and tax considerations are upon you, we're asking for your help in letting Kalvos & Damian complete the work of transcribing interviews, presenting more composers to listeners, and deepening this long-time web resource. The K&D site received 55,000 visitors and nearly 5 million "hits" in the past year ... but there were only eleven fourteen (thank you!!) monetary contributions to K&D in that same 12 months. So it's time. There are many ways to contribute -- head for our contact page to mail us a contribution, go to our funding page to read more about what we do and how your contribution will be used and how it is tax-deductible (to the extent provided by law, etc., etc.), or simply click this link to make a PayPal contribution or click any one of the PayPal icons found on every K&D page (if you sign up through our link, we'll also get a $5 bonus). So please help us move ahead, and perhaps even give us a little holiday thanks for the cool composers you've met on Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar.
December 10
New Shows are Posted
December 9
New Site Inauguration: January 20
  • Along with the new US President, Kalvos & Damian will be unveiling a new site upgrade on January 20. Navigation will be just as easy, and there will be no frames, invasive scripts, or other silliness to stand in your way. We'll keep our new, wonderful graphics. But we'll be updating and revamping composer pages, and finally getting to the upgrade of music resources, composer resources, and recording labels. We'll also give the graffiti page some revamping, and hope to get new goodies from the composers as well. Look for new music samples and interview clips.
  • The Living Composers Project is being hosted by Kalvos & Damian, and is now available! Check out the work by Dan Albertson. We'll be the Living Composers Project for our own reference point here at K&D.
  • New York, New York is where Kalvos and Damian went to receive the 2000 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award at Lincoln Center. Full story and pix coming up next week! And you can also download this zip file of K&D's December 6 presentation at the awards ceremony. It's a 15MB chuck for only three minutes of show, and you'll need a fast PC to run it. But if you grab it, have fun!
  • Best of the Bazaar Mark LVII is ready. Head over to the BoB pages and listen to Damian's latest sound collage!
  • Shows #286-290 are currently being encoded. They should be available in a few days. You can find out who the guests were on our show history page.
November 25
Brenda Hutchinson upcoming; K&D get legit
November 18
David W. Solomons, Brenda Hutchinson, Paul Steenhuisen, Jean Piché
  • Join us November 25 for Part 2 of our interview with David W. Solomons.
  • Breaking news: We have recorded our interview with Brenda Hutchinson along with the performance of her piece How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? for broadcast in December, and as soon as schedules are confirmed, Paul Steenhuisen will be joining us live. We've also just received word that Jean Piché will be in the studio with us in the spring of 2001. Look for announcements!
November 8
Server back, plus New Shows
November 5
SERVER DOWN
  • Our RealAudio Server is down. Archived files will be served, but the live stream is down. Apologies to listeners who could not hear our show with John Levin yesterday. We are also experiencing heavy traffic, so please have patience when clicking on links -- your audio will be delivered! Thanks to our network gurus at Goddard College for digging in on this!
November 4
David W. Solomons, and more Best-os
October 28
AMC Tour Photos
October 22
Good Fortune! We Have a Winner! We Got Game!
October 14
Elodie Lauten Fiftieth Birthday Celebration!
October 7
Elodie Lauten Fiftieth Birthday Celebration!
October 1
New Shows, Golden Bruce III, and more!
September 23
Golden Bruce III
September 18
Coming Up: DDT
September 9
Coming Up: DDT
  • David Del Tredici is our guest on September 16 and 23. There are some surprises in this interview, so be sure to join in the live cybercast!
  • September 16 is also our Fifth Anniversary On-Line Celebration ... bouquets, brickbats, and contributions are invited!
September 2
We Got PayPal
  • Contributions to K&D can now be made on line. To help us continue into our sixth year on line (starting September 16th!), we'd appreciate your contribution -- click the PayPal icon on any K&D page to send us any size gift, even "micropayments" ... from the price of a Snickers bar through the cost of a CD to whatever your next car payment might be! For new PayPal users, there's a $5 bonus provided by PayPal for signing up. It's fast and secure (Kalvos uses it regularly). Imagine -- if we'd had PayPal from the start and every visitor had contributed 18 cents, this entire show and site would be paid for! Please help us out ... we have several major projects (including interview transcripts) that just can't get done without help. Please click the PayPal link!
August 28
Listener Response Award
  • The Official Kalvos & Damian Most Listener Fan Calls Award goes to Beth Anderson's Minnesota Swale. Cool, huh? The previous piece to generate enthusiastic listener response was George Todd's Wordscapes and before that Christopher K. Koenigsberg's Rat's Nest. Remember that K&D is broadcast live and we're a For-Real Radio Show With Knobs and Buttons, so you can call us on Saturday afternoon to let us know what you think of the composers you hear. The more we hear from you, the more likely it is that WGDR will keep us on the air!
August 27
Additions and Corrections
  • A few pages additions and corrections have been made. We've added a new essay by Tom Johnson entitled Explaining my Music: Keywords. Another new essay is contributed by Rocco Di Pietro, the marvelous Dialogues with Pierre Boulez. The classic essay by John McGuire has been updated to fix many typos generated by the original optical scan ... it's An Electronic Music Project: The Composition of Pulse Music III. Also, there are now email addresses for Dennis Darrah and Udo Kasemets, and updated addresses and page links for Wendy Mae Chambers (hope you all caught her on Jay Leno a few weeks ago!) and Stephen Smith.
  • Best of the Bazaar is an amazing feature. Every five shows, composer David Gunn does a five- to seven-minute mad mixcollage of sound bits. The latest Best of the Bazaars are ready to hear. And we even have a special full version -- click the link and listen to five-plus hours of mixes! And for the totally insane, keep in mind that we'll be broadcasting them in November in their entirety on a special overnight show; those of you within broadcast range can hear them in their full hi-fi stereo!
  • There are a few photos of K&D's working world posted. Hah.
  • Our latest newsletter will be published shortly; Here's the current Kalv News, with info on how to submit material to us.
  • Here is the current upcoming schedule of broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. October 28-November 4
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. November 11-18
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. September 30-October 7
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
August 20
Additions and Corrections
August 14
New Shows Posted!
  • Shows 271-273 are ready to hear! Our two-part interview with Doug Geers is up, along with Kalvos's intellectual property rant. Also, a few requested older shows from 1996 are now up: #74 with piano and string quartets, and #70 with recent releases from the autumn of that year.
August 12
Updated Pages Coming
  • K&D guest composer pages are being updated shortly. We have new information, updates, and audio clips for you about Joseph Benzola, Wendy Mae Chambers, Greg Hall, Tom Johnson (including a new essay), Jin Hi Kim, John McGuire, John Trubee, and Gwyneth Walker, plus Rocco di Pietro's interview with Pierre Boulez. Look for the announcement!
  • Beth Anderson will be featured the next two weeks (August 19-26). Join us for some powerful points of view!
  • Best of the Bazaar is an amazing feature. Every five shows, composer David Gunn does a five- to seven-minute mad mixcollage of sound bits. The latest Best of the Bazaars are ready to hear. And we even have a special full version -- click the link and listen to five-plus hours of mixes! And for the totally insane, keep in mind that we'll be broadcasting them in November in their entirety on a special overnight show; those of you within broadcast range can hear them in their full hi-fi stereo!
  • PayPal coming soon. In order to make it easier for you to contribute to Kalvos & Damian's bank account (which pays for tapes, supplies, and other needs to keep this show and site running), we'll be putting a PayPal link in place shortly. Two good things happen for K&D when you sign up. We get a sign-up bonus, and you can contribute from pennies to millions!
August 6
Guest Change
  • Best of the Bazaar is an amazing feature. Every five shows, composer David Gunn does a five- to seven-minute mad mixcollage of sound bits. The last Best of the Bazaars are ready to hear. And we even have a special full version -- click the link and listen to five-plus hours of mixes! We'll be broadcasting them in November in their entirety on a special overnight show; those of you within broadcast range can hear them in their full hi-fi stereo!
  • PayPal coming soon. In order to make it easier for you to contribute to Kalvos & Damian's bank account (which pays for tapes, supplies, and other needs to keep this show and site running), we'll be putting a PayPal link in place shortly. Two good things happen for K&D when you sign up. We get a sign-up bonus, and you can contribute from pennies to millions!
  • Next week's show (August 12) will feature part 2 of Doug Geers as guest. We are missing some music needed for David Del Tredici's show, and have postponed it until September 30.
August 5
Guest Change
  • Today's and next week's show (August 5-12) will feature Doug Geers as guest. We are missing some music needed for David Del Tredici's show, and have postponed it.
July 23
Potpourri of news...
  • Shows #266-270 are ready to hear! Interviews include Joseph Benzola, Gregory Hall, and Mary Jane Leach, and a Harry Partch 99th birthday special. These join shows #259-265, which include the conclusion of our interview with return guest Nick Didkovsky, as well as conversations with Warren Burt, and John McGuire. Two programs include the entire New Musics Festival 2000 from Dartmouth College, directed by Kui Dong. These new programs join the shows posted in April, #254-258, with guests Eric Salzman and Martha Mooke (our live servers were down during part 2, so be sure to listen to the archive!), and the first part of our return visit with Nick Didkovsky.
  • All this summer and autumn we continue to broadcast the interviews taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • There are a few photos of K&D's working world posted. Hah.
  • Our latest newsletter will be published shortly; Here's the current Kalv News, with info on how to submit material to us.
  • Here is the current upcoming schedule of broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano. September 30-October 7
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. October 28-November 4
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it. September 2-9
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. November 11-18
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. September 16-23
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
  • K&D did not receive an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. We are dedicated to making the K&D site accessible to all, so please help us with this important task. We are very, as they say, economically exposed and even a tad despairing. If you can transcribe interviews from our webcasts, please let us know.
July 3
Potpourri of news...
  • We are composing -- yes, both of us are still swamped. So K&D has taken a back seat while we finish our work. We finally have playlists up, and new shows now as well (see June 20 notice below). Also, please look at the latest playlist to see guest schedule changes.
  • Next week's show (July 8) includes a live appearance by Gregory Hall, coming to visit from Down East. Following that will be the second half of our interview with Joseph Benzola.
  • All this spring and summer we are broadcasting the interviews we taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • There are a few photos of K&D's working world posted. Hah.
  • Here is the upcoming schedule of broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror. August 19-26
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music. July 15
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano. August 5-12
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment. September 30-October 7
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions. July 22-29
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. October 28-November 4
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it. September 2-9
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. November 11-18
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. September 16-23
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
  • K&D did not receive an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. We are dedicated to making the K&D site accessible to all, so please help us with this important task. We are very, as they say, economically exposed and even a tad despairing. If you can transcribe interviews from our webcasts, please let us know.
June 20
The latest shows are posted!
  • Shows #259-265 have been posted, which include the conclusion of our interview with return guest Nick Didkovsky, as well as conversations with Warren Burt, and John McGuire. Two programs include the entire New Musics Festival 2000 from Dartmouth College, directed by Kui Dong. These new programs join the shows posted in April, #254-258, with guests Eric Salzman and Martha Mooke (our live servers were down during part 2, so be sure to listen to the archive!), and the first part of our return visit with Nick Didkovsky.
June 18
Potpourri of news...
  • We are composing -- yes, both of us are swamped. So K&D has taken a back seat for a month while we finish our work. We finally have playlists up, but not much else. New shows should be posted soon. Also, please look at the latest playlist to see guest schedule changes.
  • Next week's show includes a special on Harry Partch on the occasion of his 99th birthday. Following that will be the first half of our interview with Joseph Benzola, and then a live show with Greg Hall on July 8.
  • All this spring and summer we are broadcasting the interviews we taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • There are a few photos of K&D's working world posted. Hah.
  • Here is the upcoming schedule of broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror. August 19-26
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music. July 1 & 15
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano. August 5-12
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment. September 30-October 7
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions. July 22-29
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. October 28-November 4
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it. September 2-9
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. November 11-18
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. September 16-23
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
  • K&D did not receive an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. We are dedicated to making the K&D site accessible to all, so please help us with this important task. We are very, as they say, economically exposed and even a tad despairing. If you can transcribe interviews from our webcasts, please let us know.
June 10
Are we useless, or what?
May 1
Last month's shows are posted!
  • Shows #254-258 have been posted, which include interviews with Eric Salzman and Martha Mooke (our live servers were down during part 2, so be sure to listen to the archive!), and our return visit with Nick Didkovsky.
April 29
Celebrate with us! Plus live performance, new interviews, and help needed
  • We apologize if you couldn't reach us between about April 20-25. Our generous web hosts at Goddard College moved our site to a spankin' new disk drive, and we forgot to remind them of some very important web pointers. Duh for us! But all is well now, and thanks for your patience.
  • The K&D website did not get overhauled the first weeks of April. Our webmaster and show co-host is finishing some music of his own. But we will get to it, and that may mean periods where the audio files are down, but we hope it'll be worth it. We're not changing the design this time around, but we are going to try to update all our resources, add all the missing sound files, bio, pix, etc., on composer pages, and delete most of the old TrueSpeech audio files. If you have any suggestions for things we should work on or fix, or have time to help update our resource pages, please contact us.
  • Shows #245-253 have been posted! We're converting #254-258 this week.
  • Next week's show includes the second half of an intense interview recorded in New York with Nick Didkovsky. Be sure to listen to how he creates music for his band Dr. Nerve, along with a preview of his CD for string quartet & Dr. Nerve.
  • All this spring and summer we are broadcasting the interviews we taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • There are a few photos of K&D's working world posted. Hah.
  • Here is the upcoming schedule of broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror. July 22-29
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music. July 1-8
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano. August 5-12
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment. September 2-9
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions. July 8-15
    • John McGuire stripped away the myths surrounding concept, process, and creativity by detailing the creation of his large-scale music. Part 2, June 17
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. September 30-October 7
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it. August 5-12
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. September 16-23
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. August 19-26
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
  • K&D did not receive an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. We are dedicated to making the K&D site accessible to all, so please help us with this important task. We are very, as they say, economically exposed and even a tad despairing. If you can transcribe interviews from our webcasts, please let us know.
April 2
Overhaul Coming Up April 4-18
  • The K&D website will be overhauled in the next two weeks. That may mean periods where the audio files are down, but we hope it'll be worth it. We're not changing the design this time around, but we are going to try to update all our resources, add all the missing sound files, bio, pix, etc., on composer pages, and delete most of the old TrueSpeech audio files. If you have any suggestions for things we should work on or fix, or have time to help update our resource pages, please contact us.
  • Shows #245-253 have been posted!
  • Next week's show includes the second half of a wild interview recorded in New York with Eric Salzman. Be sure to listen to this showmeister and his predictions about the future of music!
March 25
The Lastest Playlists are Posted
  • We've been late, and there will be lots of news soon, including the posting of a half-dozen new shows and updating of our resources. We'll let you know here!
  • Next week's show includes a wild interview recorded in New York with Eric Salzman. Be sure to listen to this showmeister and his predictions about the future of music!
March 12
Read the Lastest KalvNews
  • The Kalvos & Damian Newsletter is posted. Please have a look -- and composers, there's a special section for composers with updated submission guidelines.
  • Kalvos & Damian celebrated show #250 on March 4 with lots of tunes, and graced by live performances by Dennis Darrah and James Bohn.
  • Scott MX and the Devil's Advocates played live on March 11 in K&D's famous Studio Z. If you missed this show, then look for the audio archive in the next few weeks. We'll let you know when it's posted.
  • Next week's show includes a terrific interview recorded in New York with Carson Kievman. Be sure to listen ... Carson's diversity is marvelous!
March 5
Read the Lastest KalvNews
March 3
Read the Lastest KalvNews
February 27
Celebrate with us! Plus live performance, new interviews, and help needed
  • Show #250 is next week, March 4! Celebrate with us! Email us (Contact Form), call us during at WGDR during showtime 2:30-4:30 pm EST (+1-802-454-7762), drop us a line (176 Cox Brook, Northfield VT 05663 USA), or contact us somehow!. We need a party these days, especially since we're drowning in work and legal orders!
  • Scott MX and the Devil's Advocates perform live on our March 11 show. Political rock comes to K&D for the second time in five years! Join us on March 11 during our cybercast -- or if you're in the vicinity, drop into the performance at WGDR's Studio Z! Let us know if you're coming so we can plan.
  • We are now broadcasting the interviews we taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • There are a few photos of K&D's working world posted. Hah.
  • We'll beginning to schedule broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror. July 22-29
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music. June 10-17
    • Warren Burt talked about simple and economical means of creating sophisticated compositions; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach. July 8-15
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano. May 13-20
    • Nick Didkovsky teased us with a taste of his new CD for rock band and string quartet, and played live computer using his programming. April 29-May 6
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment. September 2-9
    • Carson Kievman followed his struggle and discovery from experimentalist to powerful symphonist; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach. March 18-25
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions. June 24-July 1
    • John McGuire stripped away the myths surrounding concept, process, and creativity by detailing the creation of his large-scale music. August 19-26
    • Martha Mooke took the wraps off her role as the official yamahamster, and performed live improvisations on five-string electric viola. April 15-22
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. September 30-October 7
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it. August 5-12
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. September 16-23
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. May 27-June 3
    • Eric Salzman proclaimed that the future history of new music will be written about and through music theatre in its many guises. April 1-8.
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
  • K&D recently received a disheartening surprise in not receiving an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. We are dedicated to making the K&D site accessible to all, so please help us with this important task. We are very, as they say, economically exposed and even a tad despairing.
  • We welcome Daron Aric Hagen to K&D's Board of Advisors.
February 26
K&D selected radio site of the week on MP3.com
February 13
New interviews coming up
  • We began broadcasting the interviews we taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • We'll beginning to schedule broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror. July 22-29
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music. June 10-17
    • Warren Burt talked about simple and economical means of creating sophisticated compositions; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach. July 8-15
    • Daron Aric Hagen regaled us with stories of the very intense ups and downs of an opera composer, causing us to ache with laughter. Part 2 on February 26.
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano. May 13-20
    • Nick Didkovsky teased us with a taste of his new CD for rock band and string quartet, and played live computer using his programming. April 29-May 6
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment. March 4-11.
    • Carson Kievman followed his struggle and discovery from experimentalist to powerful symphonist; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach. March 18-25
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. October 14-21 50th Birthday Celebration!.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions. June 24-July 1
    • John McGuire stripped away the myths surrounding concept, process, and creativity by detailing the creation of his large-scale music. August 19-26
    • Martha Mooke took the wraps off her role as the official yamahamster, and performed live improvisations on five-string electric viola. April 15-22
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people. September 30-October 7
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it. August 5-12
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation. September 16-23
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials. May 27-June 3
    • Eric Salzman proclaimed that the future history of new music will be written about and through music theatre in its many guises. April 1-8.
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D this fall; his visit has been postponed from February.
  • On arriving home last week, K&D received a disheartening surprise in not receiving an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. Please help us with this important task.
  • We welcome Daron Aric Hagen to K&D's Board of Advisors.
January 29
Some More Shows You Missed!
January 23
Your first opportunity...
January 15
New interviews coming up
  • We began broadcasting the interview we taped in New York City. Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • We'll beginning to schedule broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, as well as our Red Kettle interviews taped in Vermont:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror.
    • Barbara Benary took us on a tour of the moden gamelan, and how it has change compositional life and thinking. February 5 & 19.
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music.
    • Warren Burt talked about simple and economical means of creating sophisticated compositions; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach.
    • Daron Aric Hagen regaled us with stories of the very intense ups and downs of an opera composer, causing us to ache with laughter. February 26-March 4.
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano.
    • Nick Didkovsky teased us with a taste of his new CD for rock band and string quartet, and played live computer using his programming.
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment. March 11-18.
    • Jeff Harrington talked in detail about how he composes with intense listening-loop feedback, what software he uses, and his future plans. January 15-22.
    • Carson Kievman followed his struggle and discovery from experimentalist to powerful symphonist; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach.
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past. March 24-April 1.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions.
    • John McGuire stripped away the myths surrounding concept, process, and creativity by detailing the creation of his large-scale music.
    • Martha Mooke took the wraps off her role as the official yamahamster, and performed live improvisations on five-string electric viola.
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people.
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it.
    • Doug Repetto revealed how live performance on computers can be a remarkable structured improvisation.
    • Mary Lee Roberts examined the role of the computer and of simplicity in creating music that reaches beyond its materials.
    • Eric Salzman proclaimed that the future history of new music will be written about and through music theatre in its many guises. April 8-15.
    • Gwyneth Walker returns live to K&D to catch us up on the recent work of one of America's most played composers. Live January 29.
    • Lucius Weathersby will appear live on K&D as part of Black History Month, playing organ music by American masters. Live February 12.
  • On arriving home last week, K&D received a disheartening surprise in not receiving an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. Please help us with this important task.
  • We welcome Daron Aric Hagen to K&D's Board of Advisors.
January 6
Our New York City interviews were intense!
  • It was three days of madness, speaking with one of the most diverse groups of composers Kalvos and Damian have encountered -- broadcast/cybercast schedule news soon! Our thanks to John McGuire and Beth Griffiths for their hospitality and to the American Music Center and Mary Jane Leach for hosting our interviews.
  • We'll be planning the schedule of broadcasts of our New York interviews recorded at the American Music Center, but in the meantime, here's the who and what:
    • Beth Anderson revealed how playing for dance classes opened the door to new composition in the face of conservative horror.
    • Joseph Benzola gave us the rundown on his composer/performer life and how percussive improvisation helps drive his music.
    • Warren Burt talked about simple and economical means of creating sophisticated compositions; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach.
    • Daron Aric Hagen regaled us with stories of the very intense ups and downs of an opera composer, causing us to ache with laughter.
    • David Del Tredici wove stories of forbidden tales from Alice to Dracula, and even played one of his early atonal pieces on his home piano.
    • Nick Didkovsky teased us with a taste of his new CD for rock band and string quartet, and played live computer using his programming.
    • Doug Geers exposed the life of an eclectic doctoral candidate avoiding the intellectual gunsights of an east coast musical establishment.
    • Jeff Harrington talked in detail about how he composes with intense listening-loop feedback, what software he uses, and his future plans.
    • Carson Kievman followed his struggle and discovery from experimentalist to powerful symphonist; co-hosted with Mary Jane Leach.
    • Elodie Lauten explained the earth tone and other cycles that underpin her composition and performance -- and secrets from her musical past.
    • Mary Jane Leach offered a peek behind the scenes of how her music went from composer's pen to publisher's press, and her new directions.
    • John McGuire stripped away the myths surrounding concept, process, and creativity by detailing the creation of his large-scale music.
    • Martha Mooke took the wraps off her role as the official yamahamster, and performed live improvisations on five-string electric viola.
    • Frank Oteri took us on an audio 'walking tour' of the American Music Center and its physical and virtual spaces, and meeting its people.
    • Johnny Reinhard proselytized on the human sensitivity to microtones, and offered insights, history, theory, and practical takes on it.
    • Eric Salzman proclaimed that the future history of new music will be written about and through music theatre in its many guises.
  • On arriving home, K&D received a disheartening surprise in not receiving an expected grant to transcribe its interview series into text for historical purposes and handicapped access. Please help us with this important task.
  • Don't forget: This week, January 8, listen to guest host Peggy Madden engage in mayhem with K&D!
  • We welcome Daron Aric Hagen to K&D's Board of Advisors.