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The Music Performance Program at Columbia University presents

ANAHISTORIC


New and Old Works of Ben Leeds Carson

(All photos by Eric Parson.)

Featuring YARN/WIRE: Ian Antonio, Laura Barger, Russell Greenberg, and Jacob Rhodebeck
with guests Katie Schlaikjer, Rhonda Taylor, Glen Whitehead, and Christopher Williams.

March 26th, 2009, 8:00 PM — 301 Philosophy Hall.

Sound engineering by Eric Parson, with the noble and gracious support of David Gordon and Josephson Engineering.

Thanks are due to Eleanor Lipat-Chesler, Deborah Bradley-Kramer, George Lewis, and many others, for logistical and moral support. [Please see musicians’ short biographies, and additional thanks, on the original program.]

For ease of navigation, the excerpts on these pages are divided into cohering groups of pieces. In the concert itself, they were spread and intermingled through 90 minutes of collaborative music-making, with all musicians occupying the stage throughout. In the program, there were no pauses between works, and the audience was welcomed to applaud “at any time.”

Katie Schlaikjer, cello | Ian Antonio & Russell Greenberg, percussion/keyboard | Laura Barger, prepared piano/keyboard

Anahistoric (2003) 

    [ca. 15’30”]

Anahistoric: Passapied (2003) 

    [ca. 3’00”]

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Tenors, Mediations

Ian Antonio, marimba and metal | Russell Greenberg, vibes and wood


 

 

    [ca. 12’00”]

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Short Works for Piano

Jacob Rhodebeck, piano

Coda: “You Are Not I” (1999) 

    [ca. 4’00”]

“Fors seulement…”, fors seulement condition (2004) 

    [ca. 3’30”]

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Pieces for Singing Contrabassist

Chris Williams, contrabass/voice 

Magpie [with a text by W.H. Auden] (2009) 

    [ca. 2’30”]

Cold on him by Eric Parson/Ben Carson (2008) 

    [ca. 3’30”]

I cannot walk in the solitude of night [text by Jorge Louis Borges] (2009) The Calrec soundfield mic controller (E. Parson)

    [ca. 3’30”]

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Lesser Myths

Glen Whitehead, trumpet | Yarn/Wire, percussion/keyboards 
| Chris Williams, bass | Rhonda Taylor, saxophone

Lesser Myth (I): Atalune (First Interpretation) (2009) 

    [ca. 5’30”]

Lesser Myth (II): Anonyme (2009) 

    [ca. 8’30”, including Anahistoric-fragments introit from the band] 

Rhonda Taylor, saxophone

 

Atalune (Second Interpretation) (2009) 

    [ca. 6’00”]

Glen Whitehead, trumpet | Yarn/Wire, percussion/keyboards 
| Chris Williams, bass | Rhonda Taylor, saxophone

Atalune (Third Interpretation) (2009)

    [ca. 2’30”]