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Amirkhanian, Charles.

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AZ0014 A Visit with Annea Lockwood / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian.

One of the most remarkable avant-garde composers in the world is Annea Lockwood, who was born in...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, Sept. 6, 1972.
AZ0015 Sound poetry of Ake Hodell / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian.

Discussion and performance of text-sound compositions by the Swedish poet. Contains "Mr....

KPFA, Jan. 1, 1973.
AZ0016 Australian composer Barry Conyngham / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian.

Discussion and works by the Australian composer. Includes "Water...Footsteps...Time" (...

KPFA, Jan. 10, 1973.
AZ0018 Rubber stamp art / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Rubber stamps are discussed by Walter Ellis, proprietor of H. R. Ellis Rubber Stamps in Berkeley...

KPFA, Aug. 15, 1973.
AZ0020 Quarter-tone piano : Ivan Wyschnegradsky / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Interview with pioneer composer in the micro-tone field who invented the quarter-tone piano....

KPFA, Nov. 15, 1972.
AZ0021 The World of Alan Hovhaness / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Hovhaness discusses his career: the influences of Armenian and Oriental music; Jean Sibelius and...

KPFA, 1976.
AZ0024 Inside the Musical Heritage Society / producer James Rich ; interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian and Fred Shadduck.

Rich discusses classical record production and talks about Dr. Michael Naida, founder of the...

KPFA, July 1, 1975.
AZ0030 A Visit with Jean Hovhaness Nandi / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Harpsichordist Nandi talks about her father, composer Alan Hovhaness. Includes his piano and...

KPFA, Sept. 12, 1970.
AZ0995.01 Zappa for President / Frank Zappa ; interviewed by Charles Amerkhanian.

Noted experimental composer and musician, Frank Zappa, speaks about his political philosophy and...

AZ0995.02 My eclectic career / Frank Zappa ; interviewed by Charles Amerkhanian.

Noted experimental composer and musician, Frank Zappa, speaks about his life as a musician,...

AZ1008 Laurie Anderson on her music / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian

Noted experimental musician Laurie Anderson discusses her music, the development of ideas, and...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 11 Mar. 1979. Probably first broadcast April 7 or 8, 1979.
AZ1064 Ode To Gravity| The Music Of Germaine Tailleferre

Ode To Gravity| The Music Of Germaine Tailleferre| Produced by KPFK and Amirkhanian| Recorded on...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, March 19, 1975
AZ1148 Night of the Virgin Shark: Didi Favreau / produced by Charles Amirkhanian

Charles Amirkhanian plays experimental works by members of his class at U.C. Extension, San...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, November 4, 1971
BB2904 Word art / Clark Coolidge ; interviewed by Eleanor Sully and Charles Amirkhanian.

Coolidge discusses his writing and experimentation with tape poetry.

KPFA, 6 Sept. 1969.
BB2953 Dancer's Workshop interview / Clint Shelby ; interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

Dance instructor discusses the workshop's activities.

KPFA, 8 Apr. 1971.
BB2955 George Oppen / interviewed by David Gitin and Charles Amirkhanian.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet reads and discusses his work.

KPFA, 19 Apr. 1971.
BB4149 Boiling water / produced by Philip Corner.

Experimental radio program featuring Charles and Carol Amirkhanian.

KPFA, 2 Apr. 1970.
BB4150 Infinity row / Per Norgaard ; interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

Danish composer discusses his work; includes a performance of his Infinity Row works.


pt.1. Discussion -- pt.2. Inscape string quartet -- pt.3. The Enchanted forest -- pt.4. The...

KPFA, 20 Nov. 1970.
BC0232 Carl Rakoski reads his Americana poems / introduced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Poet reads works from his publications including Amulet and Ere- Voice.

KPFA, 10 July 1971.
BC0412 MOCA/FM : a discussion with Paul Cotton / interviewed by Tom Marioni and Charles Amirkhanian.

Conceptual artist Cotton discusses his controversial exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of...

KPFA, 5 Aug. 1971.
BC0438 Nicolas Slonimsky eats dinner / interviewed by Charles and Carol Amirkhanian and Mrs. George Antheil.

The composer, conductor, and musicologist discusses his views of music.

KPFK, 28 Dec. 1970.
BC0584 Brain/baby : thecombined poetries of Anne Waldman and Michael Brownstein.

Charles Amirkhanian and Gerard Van der Leun read poetry ; Waldman and Brownstein read selections...

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1971.
BC0699 Antheil's magic lacunae : ballet mechanique / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Music from three player piano rolls of Ballet Mechanique composed by George Antheil.

KPFA, 14 Nov. 1971.
BC0753 Toy music / Neil Murphy ; interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

Composer discusses and demonstrates his use of electronic sounds for musical compositions.


Mr. Brader's waveform -- Toy music -- untitled.

KPFA, 6 Mar. 1972.
BC1235 A Tribute to Leo Ornstein / produced by Charles Amirkanian.

Documentary on the composer and pianist active in the early 20th century, including an interview...

KPFA, 11 Dec. 1972.
BC1354 Watergate : a political burlesque / by Ernst Bacon and John Edmunds ; produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Performance of a political satire about the cover-up of the Watergate affair.

KPFA, 2 Nov. 1972.
BC1413 Universal life / Kirby Hinsley ; interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian, Michelle Pritchard and Fran Watkins.

Discussion of Hinsley's Universal Life Church and his controversial philosophy.

KPFA, 21 June 1973.
BC1528 Nicolas Slonimsky lecture-concert at Mills College / introduced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Musicologist and composer discusses musical developments since 1900.

KPFA, 15 Mar. 1973.
BC2446 Sound poetry of Ake Hodell / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

Swedish poet discusses his work. Includes the reading of two of his experimental poems.


Mr. Smith in Rhodesia -- U.S.S. Pacific Ocean.

KPFA, Apr. 1972.
BC2449 Peter Michael Hamel / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

German composer discusses his avant garde music, and how it is a departure from traditional...

KPFA, 1974.
BC2450 A Visit with Louis Andriessen / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

Controversial avant garde Dutch composer discusses the political and musical nature of his...

KPFA, Jan. 1974.
BC2452 David Johnson : his American compositions / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Performances of several Johnson avant garde compositions.

KPFA, 197-.
BC2460 Mysteries of the archive / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Performance of three avant garde music pieces by Italian composers.


Dark rapture crawl / Bruno Maderna -- Scat rag / Luciano Berio -- Rhumba-ramble / Luciano Berio...

WBAI, 197-.
BC2463 The 1/4 tone piano / Ivan Wyschnegradsky ; interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

Avant garde composer discusses his music and creation of the 1/4 tone piano. Includes performace...


Deux integrations, op. 49 for two pianos in 1/4 tones -- Etude sur les mouvements rotatoires, op...

KPFA, 197-.
BC2464 Conlon Nancarrow : studies for player piano / introduced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Performance and discussion of Nancarrow's compositions for the player piano.


Study no. 21, canon X -- Study no. 37 -- Study no. 29 -- Study nos. 31, 32 and 34 -- Study no....

KPFA, 197-.
BC2589 Nicolas Slonimsky at 76 / interviewed by Robert Commanday and Charles Amirkhanian.

Conductor and musicologist discusses the work of Igor Stravinsky and Charles Ives. Includes...

KPFA, 27 Aug. 1973.
CSVAmirkhanian, Charles.