Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Music of Harry Partch (1968)

Harry Partch - outsider composer, musical instrument inventor, recycled-art pioneer, hobo, carpenter, writer, curmudgeon, hyper-nonconformist, tonality wizard.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Source: Blaxipad, who has a really interesting YouTube channel, featuring a Partch performance (also from 1968) entitled Delusions of the Fury. Must be seen and heard to be believed!

While you're roaming around the interesting confines of Blaxipad's channel, be sure to check out "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen," a 1964 documentary about one of the most interesting Canadians ever.

- Harry Partch Information Center
- Wiki.
- "The Outsider - The Story of Harry Partch" - BBC documentary.

1 comment:

Soup and Song said...

Cool stuff! My honey John is into Harry Parch, and so is my brother Ricardo.