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Past Notices - 2004

2004
December 26
Exposing Organs
  • Yes, It's All About the Organs! The latest show, Organs Without Shame, features nonpop organ music of most guises by Philip Blackburn, Thomas Massella, James Signorile, Ron Hannah, Gilles Yves Bonneau, Tim Cummings, Alex Shapiro, Gary Verkade, Steve Nelson-Raney, Wendy Mae Chambers and others. Grouches that we are, it's the closest we can come to getting in any sort of holiday spirit. The latest playlist is also up, along with the usual site updates and of course Damian's latest essay, Oregon Donor, revealing what the extraterrestrial pipings really mean. So listen to show #499 -- and don't forget to join us next week for a 500th show New Year's Day five-hour special starting at our regular time, and moving on into the dinner hours. Our featured live guest in concert will be Elizabeth Panzer!
     
December 21
K&D Wins "Excellence" Award!
December 18
Sort of New Releases - Part 2
December 12
Sort of New Releases
December 5
Tribute to Dental Floss and Barking Pumpkins
November 27
Oh, Oh, the Trubee Show!
November 25
New Show Posted!
November 17
New Show Posted!
November 10
Welcome back goddard.edu redirects!
  • A long time ago, K&D left the goddard.edu servers. We lived there for our first three years. Unfortunately, because of major system rebuilds at the college, you've been getting errors when using Google and other search engines. But the kind folks at Goddard College's IT department have now redirected you here (not the page you specifically wanted, but still home in the warm bosom of K&D). You can navigate to find the page your originally sought, or just use our site search. Welcome back! And thanks to Chris at Goddard for his help!
     
November 7
New Show Posted!
November 1
Two New Shows, Upcoming Excitement!
October 18
Hey! What's Up?
October 17
The Composer Who Fell Off A Building
October 12
Quick, Ernie!
October 6
Gerber, Goodson, Changes
  • You can hear the interviews with Jerry Gerber and Patricia Goodson! Our interview with and music by composer and MIDI sonic artist Jerry Gerber is now posted in RealAudio and MP3 format. The interview was recorded last year in San Francisco, and Jerry talks virtual orchestras, politics, and working as a tonal and atonal serialist and eclectic composer from the studio. Also available is our interview with new music specialist Patricia Goodson -- recently married by the way! congratulations! -- recorded in Prague, wherein she talks about her influences, teachers, and experience performing new nonpop. The latest playlists are also up, along with the usual site updates and of course Damian's latest essays, Clam Chador and Bluenogginism, odd takes on the world gone wacky!
     
  • Next week: Ernie Stires! He's coming to the studio (he was scheduled for last week, but guests arrived at his home) and the following week Paul Reale is headed in to the studio. It's beautiful fall weather in Vermont -- we just had the killer frost yesterday -- and we'll enjoy speaking with both Erie and Paul in the warmth of Studio A. Please note that we have had quite a few changes in guest scheduling lately, so please check the upcoming guest list regularly or RSS feed for this site subscribe to our XML news feed for updates immediatley when we know them.
     
  • Where were we? David "Damian" Gunn had performances of his new piece 400 Owls Attempting to Outwit a Giant Badger in the Rain by the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble and Dennis "Kalvos" Báthory-Kitsz had performances of his new piece Icecut by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. They're back, they're recovering, and now the K&D site can get some updates!
     
September 19
Jeff Alu Talking & Playing!
September 11
Stephen Kent at the Microphone!
  • Our interview with Stephen Kent is now posted in RealAudio and MP3 format. The interview was recorded last year in San Francisco, and Stephen reveals his approach to the didjeridu as well as tells the secrets of Furious Pig's origin. The latest playlist is also up, along with the usual site updates and of course Damian's latest essay, Double-ble Vision-ision, a bizarre headache accompanied by a double-music sound mix!
     
  • Next week: Jeff Alu! Recorded in San Francisco. Jeff's appearance has been anticipated for most of K&D's nine years; he outlines all his compositional and artistic approaches in but two hours. Kalvos and Damian's upcoming guest list is updated each week, or sooner if new guests are scheduled. A reminder that in the upcoming guest schedule are Paul Reale joining us live on October 16, and Patrick Grant and Greg Mertl, tentatively scheduled for January 1 and February 12!
     
September 5
Commentary on K&D's Forthcoming Year
September 4
Maggi Payne has Spoken!
  • Our interview with Maggi Payne is now posted in RealAudio and MP3 format. The interview was recorded last year in San Francisco, and Maggi covers her life from Texas childhood to audio restorer, along with her fabled history as electroacoustic composer and Mills College pioneer. The latest playlist is also up, along with the usual site updates and of course Damian's latest essay, Borborygma.
     
  • Next week: Stephen Kent! Our show was recorded in San Francisco; join us September 11 with this master of the didjeridu and former member of the evanescent Furious Pig. Kalvos and Damian's upcoming guest list is updated each week, or sooner if new guests are scheduled. There is also a change to the upcoming guest schedule with Paul Reale joining us live on October 16, and Patrick Grant and Greg Mertl also tentatively scheduled for January 1 and February 12!
     
  • Thanks to Our Contributors! The 50 interviews of the California tour were made possible by a grant from the Argosy Foundation. We are most grateful to Argosy for this project, and for their ongoing support. And we also thank our recent contributors, Kyle Gann, Mike Swinchoski, and Noah Creshevsky, for their generous gifts to K&D. Now it's your turn -- please help us out. Your contribution is strongly encouraged!
     
  • Our newsfeed is running! Grab it! The newsfeed will provide the latest homepage, playlist, and upcoming guest list as soon as it's posted. Click this XML logo RSS feed for this site or copy this link (http://kalvos.org/kalvos.rss) into your newsfeed reader.

     
August 28
Brian's Show is Available!
  • Our interview with Brian Reinbolt is now posted in RealAudio and MP3 format. The interview was recorded last year in San Francisco, and Brian reveals the secrets that make his compositions tick. The latest playlist is also up, along with the usual site updates and of course Damian's latest essay, And Now, Blasto.
     
  • Next week: Maggi Payne! Our show was recorded in San Francisco; join us September 4. Kalvos and Damian's upcoming guest list is updated each week, or sooner if new guests are scheduled. There is also a change to the upcoming guest schedule with Paul Reale joining us live on October 16, and Patrick Grant and Greg Mertl also tentatively scheduled for January 1 and February 12!
     
  • Show #500 is on New Year's Day, and Kalvos & Damian will be on duty, along with our Studio Z engineer, Bert Klunder, for a special performance to celebrate both the new year and K&D's show #500. And you are invited! To be part of the limited guest seating of 20 in Studio Z, please contact us for tickets
     
  • Thanks Are Due Indeed! The 50 interviews of the California tour were made possible by a grant from the Argosy Foundation. We are most grateful to Argosy for this project, and for their ongoing support. And we also thank our latest contributor, Kyle Gann, for his generous gift to K&D. Now it's your turn -- please help us out. Your contribution is strongly encouraged!
     
August 21
Latest Show is Available!
August 15
Latest Show is Available!
August 14
Please Try Our Newsfeed!
  • Our newsfeed is an experiment. If you have any trouble with it, or if you like it, please let us know. It will provide the latest homepage, playlist, and upcoming guest list. Click this XML logo RSS feed for this site or copy this link (http://kalvos.org/kalvos.rss) into your newsfeed reader. Since today's playlist and show should be ready by Sunday afternoon, it's a good check to see if it is working. Thanks!

     
August 8
Four World Premieres on One Show!
  • Does it get better than this? On August 7, Su Lian Tan, Evan Bennett and Christopher Molina joined K&D live (with Daron Hagen on the phone) for four world premieres of music by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, Christopher Molina, Daron Hagen, and Gilda Lyons (#479). It was classic live radio, with Kalvos and Damian running back and forth between two studios 100 feet apart, and the incredibly calm Bert Klunder engineering a terrific program. Listen to four, yes, four world premieres on one show! Then there was one of K&D's funniest shows: Joining us from California by way of a residence in New Hampshire was Alex Shapiro, and together with her buddy and the day's co host, Laura Koplewitz, the pair completely took over the K&D show, Thelma-and-Louiseing us into confused bewilderment. What were we there for? (#478). We could have continued all afternoon, and really, really promise we'll do this again. Don't miss this one! When guests return to K&D, we learn. When Mike Swinchoski came back to the K&D studio, he revealed much more about how his music works and what he expects -- and doesn't expect -- from listeners (#477). Marvelous revelations came to us when we spoke with Susan Allen. She joined K&D on July 10, and brought fresh ideas about improvisation and the responsibility of composers (#475). Up now is our 'wild at heart' interview with Nicholas Frances Chase, where his startling new aesthetic (and spelling) infects new music (#476). And you want opposites? We have shows of opposites for you! On June 26, Zeke Hecker (#473) joined us in the studio from southern Vermont after an 8-year hiatus during which he's produced theatrical events and operas. Listen to what he's been doing -- and then follow up with Andrew Durkin (#474), recorded last year in Valencia, as he takes us through his career of jazz influences.
     
  • Folks don't associate the upcoming show schedule with playlists, so we've put a new page that contains upcoming guests and show schedules. (If you're used to the latest playlist page to find upcoming guests, fear not -- there's a nice big link there now.)
     
  • There are four other shows that could hardly have been more different! Starting with the most recent program: Eliot Handelman came to the studio from Montreal (including a break from his own show, Where's the Beat?, part of the NonPop International Network) to put K&D through the philosophical ringer about the purpose of music -- as well as to play his most extraordinary compositions. Hear K&D's heads hurt on show #472. The week before, Michael Manion resorted to some one-word answers as K&D wondered how more significantly wrong they could be about how to have Michael reveal his wondrous compositions -- which, we are happy to say, revealed themselves. Hear K&D grope on show #471. From the nearly opposite perspective, Elma Mayer and Brian Woodbury (#470) filled the air with conversation and nearly two dozen compositions in this wonderful exchange with a professionaly working compositional couple. No mystery, no hurting K&D heads. Wow! And finally, Mark Trayle gave K&D a helping of both his historical electronic pieces and recent laptop performances that spin the head between the ears. Hear this musical and intellectual powerhouse on show #469. Listen to them all!
     
  • Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar will end with show #538 in September 2005. We have a number of recorded interviews, and then about 40 open shows from December 2004-September 2005. Interested in hearing a composer or being a guest? Be sure to contact K&D with your suggestions. Oh -- and don't worry about losing this site. As far as we can predict, the site itself will be around for years to come.
     
  • Now back to the shows! Listen to Mr. Autodidact Himself, George Zelenz, in one of our funniest wordplay shows ever (#466). George is a composer, architect, contractor, and maven of the errant verb. Then there's an amazing show recorded outside (what ambience!) with Jacqueline Bobak (#467), purveyor of vocal sounds astounding & pure. And composer and producer and raconteur Richard Zvonar covered roughly the first third of his life as a composer and producer (#468), and we promised to come back soon to get more. Listen to them all! Astounding folks!. Our broadcast shows get posted, but as a bonus, the Gregg Wager interview program (#465a), a long, thoughtful and rewarding exchange, is ready to hear as an online-only adventure. Gregg has wide experience and some insightful comments about the future of music. Kalvos was reeling from real mental exertion! And there are interviews recorded at CalArts with Vinny Golia (#463), Robin Cox (#464), and David Rosenboom (#465). Vinny could have filled a dozen interviews, and we only covered a part of his career; Robin was full of music and good humor, and showed how a performer/composer can bring forth new kinds of presentations; and David stepped out of his "Dean of the College" role to describe his work and philosophy in language you rarely hear of K&D. Have a listen! Plus, we have uploaded our show with Frank Oteri (#464a), the second of several shows that will be online-only specials! Oh yes, and the interviews keep coming! Get ready for these! Listen to an interview with and live performance (recorded at CalArts) by David Denniston (#462) and before that a 5-hour live event with Elizabeth Panzer, Erik Nielsen, Andrew Schulze, Dennis Darrah and even call-in participation from Barry Drogin Listen to this wonderful event with performance of music you can hear nowhere but on Kalvos & Damian! Show #461. Yeah!
     
July 31
Hoo-hah! Two Hours Was Not Enough!
  • It was one of K&D's funniest shows! Joining us from California by way of a residence in New Hampshire was Alex Shapiro, and together with her buddy and the day's co host, Laura Koplewitz, the pair completely took over the K&D show, Thelma-and-Louiseing us into confused bewilderment. What were we there for? (#478). We could have continued all afternoon, and really, really promise we'll do this again. Don't miss this one!
     
July 24
Another New Show Up!
July 17
One New Show Up, One in Prep!
July 5
Latest Shows Are Up!
  • We have shows of opposites for you! On June 26, Zeke Hecker (#473) joined us in the studio from southern Vermont after an 8-year hiatus during which he's produced theatrical events and operas. Listen to what he's been doing -- and then follow up with Andrew Durkin (#474), recorded last year in Valencia, as he takes us through his career of jazz influences.
     
  • Folks don't associate the upcoming show schedule with playlists, so we've put a new page that contains upcoming guests and show schedules. (If you're used to the latest playlist page to find upcoming guests, fear not -- there's a nice big link there now.
     
June 13
Quick Note: Shows Going Up!
May 26
What's Wrong With Us? Where Have We Been?
  • Busy. Music. Composing. Performances. But the latest shows are all posted now! Listen to Mr. Autodidact Himself, George Zelenz, in one of our funniest wordplay shows ever (#466). George is a composer, architect, contractor, and maven of the errant verb. Then there's an amazing show recorded outside (what ambience!) with Jacqueline Bobak (#467), purveyor of vocal sounds astounding & pure. And most recently, composer and producer and raconteur Richard Zvonar covered roughly the first third of his life as a composer and producer (#468), and we promised to come back soon to get more. Listen to them all! Astounding folks!. Oh, and you asked where we've been? David 'Damian or is it Kalvos' Gunn had the world premiere of Incandescendence by Ethel (who successfully avoided being interview on K&D:), and Dennis 'Kalvos or is it Damian' Báthory-Kitsz was finishing a few compositions, including one being filmed by the Discovery Channel (who'll be in the studio on May 29). Yeah, so we do have lives. Now & then.
     
  • Upcoming guests we should mention are always listed on our Latest Playlist page. Mark Trayle will be on the show via recorded interview on May 29, followed by Elma Mayer and Brian Woodbury on June 5 (when Kalvos will be hiding out of the country). Michael Manion tries K&D's wits on June 12. And then, in the studio live, will be Eliot Handelman on June 19 and Zeke Hecker returns on June 26. We stream live, so listen in!
     
  • Finally, celebrate with K&D on May 29! We begin Year Ten of abusing our guests and listeners. We love it!
     
May 3
They're Up -- and More!
  • The latest shows are all now posted, and as a bonus, the Gregg Wager interview program (#465a), a long, thoughtful and rewarding exchange, is ready to hear. Gregg has wide experience and some insightful comments about the future of music. Kalvos was reeling from real mental exertion!
     
May 1
More Shows -- Broadcast and Online!
  • The newest several K&D shows are on the way! Being uploaded right now are interviews recorded at CalArts with Vinny Golia (#463), Robin Cox (#464), and David Rosenboom (#465). Vinny could have filled a dozen interviews, and we only covered a part of his career; Robin was full of music and good humor, and showed how a performer/composer can bring forth new kinds of presentations; and David stepped out of his "Dean of the College" role to describe his work and philosophy in language you rarely hear of K&D. When they're all posted, have a listen! Plus, we have uploaded our show with Frank Oteri (#464a), the second of several shows that will be online-only specials!
     
  • Where have we been? As some of you know, Kalvos had a death in the family, and then another two weeks later. Damian has been shouldering more of the show burden in the meantime. The website has not seen any updates in a few weeks, and when show conversions to RealAudio and MP3 formats fall behind, it means a few days of catching up. We're getting there, and beg your patience. Last month, we also had a requisite streaming audio hard drive upgrade at our web host (we ran out of space), and had to raise some hardware money. Want to help? Head to our funding page.
     
April 12
Latest Show Extravaganza is Ready!
April 11
Patience, Please
  • Please hold on for new shows. Due to a sudden & unexpected death in Kalvos's family, website updates will be delayed until after April 17.
March 27
On Being Mute and Humble...
March 16
New Shows are Posted!
February 29
What News! What News!
  • Number ONE! The kind folks at The Argosy Foundation have granted Kalvos & Damian the first half of their request to make possible transcriptions of all K&D composer interviews. We will be starting this process in March or April, to finish the first group of 150 interviews by year's end.
  • Number TWO! Damian a/k/a David Gunn has been awarded the 2004 Citation of Merit from the Vermont Arts Council for his work to benefit the new music scene in Vermont. He will receive the award on March 23 in Montpelier, Vermont, where he will give a presentation about his life and work.
  • Number THREE! Kalvos a/k/a Dennis Báthory-Kitsz has received the annual commission from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for a work to be premiered and performed across the state in the orchestra's Made in Vermont project. The orchestra will play the new work in ten performances during September and October (schedule to be announced).
  • Number FOUR! Not exactly like The Ought-One Festival of NonPop 2001 .... get ready for The Phat Phive Phestival of NonPop 2005. It will take place in late summer to early fall 2005. K&D have received a tentative funding go-ahead, and will start planning the 30-40 concerts that will fill a weekend during the lovely Vermont summer next year.
  • Our Latest Newsletter is Posted. This is one you have to read. No more said.
  • New Show is Posted! The contemplations and electroacoustic music of Gary DiBenedetto are available for your thought & listening pleasure in show #456. Settle back. Listen!
February 22
New Shows are Ready!
  • New Interviews are Posted! The vox of Voice Novus, um, the voice of Vox Novus Rob Voisey gives us a rundown of work in several worlds in show #454, and deep thoughts and music from Randy Woolf are ready in show #455. Head for the shows page and listen to these two very different creative spirits!
  • Thanks to Maggi Payne! Composer Maggi Payne has given K&D a boost with a warmth-inducing contribution to our chilly selves. Our thanks to Maggi for her gifts, both economic and musical. Join Maggi in helping K&D stay solvent -- visit our funding page.
  • There will be important K&D news this week. Please come back later this week for some announcements about the future of Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar. We have, as they say, made some hard decisions.
February 8
We Got Stuff! But Thanks First...
February 1
Wild Afternoon in the City
January 24
Zumm, Zumm, Zummooo...
January 18
New Shows!
  • New shows are posted! Just slipping in here during our cold spell (nine days from -4F to -27F) to post the shows with Scott Johnson, wherein he is ultimately quotable ("There's just more information in 'composer music'" and "A genre automates choices" and "Art music is what happens when people start showing off to each other"), and previously with Andrew Violette, who excoriates Kalvos and Damian for their inability to see the obvious -- and they cower! Head for our archived shows and have a listen!
January 4
Happy New Year!