Have Pig Want Gun #6
Frog Peak Newsletter
PEAK PICKS (contents)
* New scores link at Frog Peak
* New Frog Peak Artist: Kraig Grady
* Lou Harrison Reader
* Frog Speak: Charles Shere Guppy excerpt
NEW SCORES LINK at http://www.frogpeak.org
FROG PEAK is pleased to announce the addition of a NEW ITEMS page to
our website, reflecting new Frog Peak stock received during the most
recent quarter. You can link there from our homepage at
http://www.frogpeak.org. We currently have new items from Christian
Asplund, Philip Corner, Daniel Goode, Lou Harrison, Rupert Kettle,
Barbara Monk Feldman, Thomas Peterson, Wendy Reid, Paul Schick, Ezra
Sims, and Clive Wilkinson.
NEW FROG PEAK ARTIST: KRAIG GRADY
One of America's most uncategorizable
artists, L.A. resident Kraig Grady has produced numerous solo and
ensemble works and seven shadow plays in his capacity as liaison
between Anaphoria Island and North America.
The Stolen Stars: An Anaphoran Dance Drama. Gra01. $16.
Mention this newsletter, and receive a 20% discount on the Grady
LOU HARRISON READER
There are a few remaining copies of the extremely rare and wonderful
Lou Harrison Reader, edited by Peter Garland and published by
Soundings Press in 1987, and containing sources, interviews, letters,
and scores pertaining to the composer. The regular price of the book
is $100, but we offer it here ON SALE for $75. Simply mention this
newsletter. Sou19. $75.
We also have a new, never-before-seen Lou Harrison score (in
manuscript) on the website, http://www.frogpeak.org, called
"Music for Remy," for Oboe and Percussion. Har47.
FROG SPEAK: Excerpts from Charles Shere,
HOW I SAW DUCHAMP (Guppy #5: She16)
Guppies are a new series of "chapbooks" with writings by
Frog Peak artists. Each Guppy contains a single, unusual work that
explores the possibilities of simple production media. Guppies by John
Trubee, Larry Polansky, Chris Mann, Paul Schick, and Charles Shere are
available now for $5 each, or a set of 4 for $15.
"It took me twenty years to write my Duchamp Opera, so it will
take a while to describe how it happened.
Two experiences led me to compose a Duchamp opera. They came nearly
simultaneously, in the middle Sixties, when I was approaching thirty.
One was the first retrospective of Duchamp's work, in the Pasadena Art
Museum; the other was the publication of a book version of Duchamp's
"But what was the opera in terms of sound? It too had become an
assembly an assembly of all the little pieces I had composed over
the years since the middle 1960s. I realized that I could use them as
Duchamp used readymates. It wasn't true that I hadn't been composing
the opera: I had been composing nothing but the opera."
"Marcel Duchamp had provided me with more than a subject in all
those years, from early adulthood to retirement. He had given me a
sort of armature on which to fasten much of my activity music and
writing, creative work and critical. Studying him had helped me think
my way through Modernism, and that's something I think every
intelligent person should do as we try to move beyond
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