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Changing Platforms

30 years of the Contemporany Music Network. Includes CD (2001)

Chris Heaton, editor

CATALOG:
Unknown Public Limited ISBN: 0-954548-0-0

LANGUAGE:
English

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

2.   Intoduction: J.L. Walters
3.   Changing Platorms: 30 years of the Contemporany Music Network - Extended essay: C. Halton
6.   Part 1: 1895-1915
7.   Part 2: 1950-1970
11.   Part 3: 1971-2001
51.   Changing Platforms: Essays, interviews and tours
52.   Live electronics: D. Toop
54.   On the receiving end: R. Steinitz
57.   Cardew and Boolavogue: D. Smith
58.   The electroacoustic tours: S. Emmerson
60.   Performance and Xenakis's Exchange: R. Heaton
62.   Interview with Annette Morreau
71.   CMN publicity
73.   Interview with Bewerley Crew
78.   Complete list of CMN tours 1971-2001
83.   Changing Platforms: CD track details
inset.   Changing Platforms: the poster

TRACKS:

CD A
1. Nenia: The Death of Orpheus - The Matrix - Birtwistle 16:37
2. Eight Songs for a Mad King (extract) - The Fires of London - Maxwell Davies 10:53
3. Drumming (extract) - Steve Reich and Musicians - Steve Reich 5:57
4. Never Before or Again - Tony Oxley Sextet - Tony Oxley 10:32
5. Tunji's Song - Brotherhood of Breath - Oleyana 6:47
6. Music in Twelve Parts (extract from Part 2) - The PGE - Philip Glass 3:26
7. Mantra - Bruno Canino and Antonio Ballista - Stockhausen 6:10
8. Blunt Object - Carla Bley Band - Bley 5:08
9. The Cortège -Mike Westbrook Orchestra - Westbrook 6:49
10. The Transistor Radio of St. Narcissus - John Wallace & Tim Souster - Tim Souster 3:26
CD B
1. Canti del Capricorno- Michiko Hirayama - Scelsi 5:27
2. Des canyons aux Étoiles- London Sinfonietta - Olivier Messiaen 7:43
3. Boolavogue - John Tilbury & Andrew Ball - Cardew 14:13
4. Scenes from a Novel - Adrienne Csengery - Kurtág 3:05
5. In re Don Giovanni - Michael Nyman Band - Nyman 2:37
6. Echange - Asko Ensemble, Harry Sparnaay - Xenakis 4:56
7. Facing North- Meredith Monk, Robert Een - Monk 3:53
8. Billy in Prison / No Moe - Bill Frisell Band - Copland/Rollins 4:11
9. Chamber Symphony - London Sinfonietta - Adams 5:46
10. Lotus Feet - John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain - McLaughlin 3:40
11. Nessun Dorma - Don Byron, Uri Caine - Puccini 4:00
12. Passion - Tallinn Chamber Orchestra - Tüür 6:46
13. Bai-La Mongun/ Oy Adym- Yat-Kha - Kuvezin/Sevek 4:17
14. Largo al factotum - La Banda - Rossini 6:09

NOTES:
Changing Platforms is a two-CD book celebrating 30 years of the Contemporary Music Network, published by Unknown Public in a limited edition of 5,000.

Changing Platforms offers an overview of CMN's history through a 100-page hard-back book containing essays by David Toop, Richard Steinitz, Dave Smith and Simon Emmerson, an interview with CMN founder Annette Morreau, an overview by editor Chris Heaton, with information and commentary on many of the key musicians and composers whose music has been presented by the CMN since it sprang into life in 1971.

The book also includes a Time Map poster of the music. The recordings on two CDs provide a complementary survey of the outstanding range of works performed on CMN tours over the last three decades.

Philip Glass music is represented there by an extract of Part 2 of Music in Twelve Parts.