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American Highways

Study no. AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #30: Music and Machines

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music and machines : ‘I’ve always been fascinated by the mechanical aspects of music, and this episode gives me a chance to delve into player pianos and their music – from Gershwin to Nancarrow.’ Plus, music by (naturally) George Antheil, and John Adams, not to mention David Lang and Bang on a Can.
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Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams. 
Nonesuch Records 79101.
George Gershwin
Novelette In Fourths 
George Gershwin, pianola.
Electra Nonesuch – 7559-79287-2
David Lang
International Business Machine 
Bang On A Can Ensemble.
Red Poppy sampler
John Adams
Century Rolls 
1. 1st movt 
2. Manny’s Gym 
3. Hail Bop!
Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi; Emmanuel Ax, piano. 
Nonesuch 79607-2
Quatrain 
Electricity Comes From Other Planets 
Benn Ross, drums; Pete Johnston, bass; Christopher Elson, piano; Dustin Lindensmith, saxophone.
Reverse Records 001.2000
11 for player piano
Automated player piano.
WERGO 60166/67-50
George Gershwin
Tip-Toes – Sweet & Low-Down 
George Gershwin, pianola.
Electra Nonesuch – 7559-79287-2
George Antheil
Airplane Sonata 
I Allegro 
II Andante
Guy Livingston, piano. 
WERGO 6649-2

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