I've now put the audio of the premiere performance up at Dropbox:
I cannot guarantee Dropbox will allow too many downloads, so if you want it, grab it.
Anyone who knows a better no-fee system, I'm all ears. I have a lot of offbeat and obscure audio I'd
love to share, but don't want to pay to share it. Is there any easy way to do Youtubes with just
audio, for instance is there software that will just put some generic image around an audio file and
render it to a video? Youtube apparently requires some sort of video element for a file upload. I
certainly don't have the time or inclination to get into video production to share audio, but if
there's some automated way to select an audio file and a photo file and get a MPEG or MOV file
that's Youtube compatible rendered out of it, I'll try it.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] World premiere of "a totally terrible piece of music"
> I've always known it from recordings and like it -- I think it is an
> important piece, just by virtue of being a "mash-up."
> I do think that Foss' own recording, with Buffalo for Nonesuch, is a bit
> more convincing than Bernstein's, which seems
> more exploratory and tentative.
> Happy New Year!
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 6:16 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I was at that concert and hated the piece. PDQ Bach it wasn't, nor had it
>> the snarkiness of Alfred Schnittke nor the dry gumor of Cage. It seemed a
>> mash-up with no apparent connections of the inserts to one another nor to
>> the musical framework.
>> Steve Smolian
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
>> Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:41 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] World premiere of "a totally terrible piece of music"
>> It's not often that a scathing review like this gets written:
>> or that people jeer at a NY Philharmonic concert!
>> Listen and judge for yourself:
>> Recording found on a yard-sale reel tape, the review was included in the
>> box. Surprisingly good fidelity for quarter-track off-air taping, although
>> the channels were reversed and there's considerable edge warp on the
>> acetate-backed 1-mil tape.
>> Happy New Year!
>> -- Tom Fine