Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today's Birthdays

Arnold Cooke (1906-2005)
Elgar Howarth (1935)
Joan Rodgers (1956)
Elena Kats-Chernin (1957)
Daron Hagen (1961)


Will Rogers (1879-1935)
C. K. Williams (1936)
Charles Frazier (1950)

From the New Music Box:

On November 4, 1964, Terry Riley's In C was first performed at the San Francisco Tape Music Center by an ensemble including Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, Morton Subotnick and Jon Gibson. In a review published in the San Francisco Chronicle four days later which was the first published acknowledgement of minimalist music, Alfred Frankenstein hailed "On C" [sic] as a masterpiece, writing: "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life long but listen to this music and as if that is all there is or ever will be but it is altogether absorbing, exciting, and moving, too."

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