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June in Buffalo celebrates 25 years
(Official Press Release)

10,000 Chickens
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June in Buffalo celebrates 25 years

Buffalo, NY -- The list of resident composers who will make their pilgrimage
to Buffalo this June reads like a veritable "who's who" of the contemporary
music scene. With such renowned names as George Crumb, Donald Erb, Philip
Glass, Steve Reich, David Felder, Lukas Foss, Bernard Rands, Charles
Wuorinen, Augusta Read Thomas, Nils Vigeland, Roger Reynolds, Joji Yuasa, and
Harvey Sollberger, June in Buffalo will once again transform that city into
contemporary music "heaven." Such a stellar line-up provides the basis for Ju
ne in Buffalo's 25th Anniversary, from June 5 - 15, 2000.
Since its founding in 1975 by Morton Feldman, June in Buffalo has been North
America's hotbed of cutting edge compositional thought. Presented by the
Department of Music at the University at Buffalo (UB), this summer's festival
will feature works by the senior composers (including four world premieres)
plus 15 invited emerging composers in performances by internationally
renowned resident ensembles and soloists, intensive seminars, lectures, panel
discussions, master classes and open rehearsals.
Composer David Felder, June in Buffalo's Artistic Director since 1985, and
the Birge-Cary Professor of Composition at UB, looks at this summer with the
perspective of the past and an eye toward the future. "The celebration of a 25th anniversary
in a millennial year gives a special opportunity for reflection," says Felder.
"The June in Buffalo Festival was formed in an environment of artistic
discovery wherein composers and performers collaborated in order to find ways
toward another expression, and has sustained an optimistic vision about the
possibility of 'new music' for these 25 years. Such longevity and commitment
is unique in American Music and merits notice and celebration. We look back
to recognize many of the individual composers who have contributed so much to
our program and also to our collective heritage in contemporary musical
culture, while simultaneously presenting the best of their current work and
their individual visions about possible futures."
A short talk by the featured composers of the evening will precede all
evening concerts. Two specific concerts will highlight an individual
composer; Philip Glass will be featured on Wednesday, June 7th in a concert
culminating in a showing of the film Koyaanasquatsi, and Steve Reich will be
featured on Tuesday, June 13th. All events are open to the public, and will
take place on the Amherst (North) Campus of UB. Ticket prices are as follows:
the Festival 25 Pass (tickets to all concerts) is $70.50, seniors $66, and
students $35.25; the Select Pass (opening and closing concerts, plus Glass
and Reich) is $46.50, seniors $44.25, and students $16.50. Depending on the
concert, individual ticket prices range from $18 - $5. Call Phil Rehard at
the music department, 716-645-2921. Following the festival will be a
reprisal in New York City of Morton Feldman's Crippled Symmetry by the
Feldman Soloists at the Goethe Institut-German Cultural Center on June 16,

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10000 Chickens Symphony!
DR-42 REYNOLS - 10000 Chickens Symphony First 7" for this obscure group from Buenos Aires that has existed since
1993, as they entered the international cassette scene with a kind of
abrasive ambient sound. Since then, they have released several cassettes &
CDs on various labels, did concerts in their home country and recently
For their first 7", REYNOLS did field recordings of
(at least) 10.000 chickens and effected them to create a deep-frequency
drone with bits of chicken sounds in it for side 1. As a contrast, side 2 shows
the more original face of the recordings, a storm of unbelievably high &
shrieking sounds, which are at last also being manipulated to increase the
astonishing orchestral noise the chickens produce. A very successful
field-recording experiment made of pure animal sounds!!!

7" / 33 rpm, limited & numbered first ed. of 250 copies

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Reynols website: http://go.to/reynols

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The Brothers Baschet
This exhibition, currently at the Cité de la Musique in Paris though May, showcases the brilliant sound sculptures and musical instruments of this unusual artistic duo.


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