Monday, April 02, 2007

John Adams interview on WGBH April 5

On April 5, renowned American composer John Adams will be interviewed by WGBH's Richard Knisely at 3pm. WGBH 89.7 FM broadcasts in the New England area but you can also hear the interview via live streaming on the well-equipped WGBH website.

I have only had the pleasure of working with John Adams once, about 7 or 8 years ago in the Vancouver New Music Ensemble as part of the Vancouver International New Music Festival. Adams conducted Gnarly Buttons (with Lori Freedman on clarinet) and the Chamber Symphony in a concert at Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island. I must say, the electronic keyboard part of the Chamber Symphony is one of the trickiest, most involved, but ultimately satisfying keyboard parts I've played in any orchestral work.

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