Composer Name: Richard Lowe Teitelbaum

Composition Name: Intera

Composition Date:                       1992 
Configuration:                         Trio
Featured Instrument:                   Yokobue
                                       Electric Keyboard
Japanese Instrument(s):                Y
Length:                                FLEX
Players:                               3
Commissioned by:                       Music From Japan
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

World Premiere Venue:                  The Kennedy Center
World Premiere City:                   Washington, D.C.
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan
World Premiere Date:                   3/19/92
World Premiere Performers:             M. Tosha, A. Braxton, R. Teitelbaum

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 JACCC
City:                                  Los Angeles
Performers:                            Tosha, Braxton, Teitelbaum
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The Washington Post
Title:                                 Japan's Dualism in Sound
Author/Critic:                         Joseph McLellan
Publication Date:                      3/23/92
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "What musical combination could suggest Japan in the late 20th
                                       century more aptly than a dialogue between an age-old bamboo
                                       flute and a computer?"
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           Los Angeles Times
Title:                                 Cultural Variety in 'Masters of Traditio
Author/Critic:                         Chris Pasles
Publication Date:                      3/27/92
Reaction:                              Negative
Synopsis:                              "Long stretches seemed to pass solely for the purpose of creating
                                       material that could then be electronically manipulated...neither
                                       the primary nor the secondary material proved very interesting."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The Japan Times
Title:                                 'Music from Japan' makes a hit in NY
Author/Critic:                         Marc Moses
Publication Date:                      4/5/92
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "the music...bridged the gap between the nohkan's piercing cry
                                       and the electronic sounds of Teitelbaum's computer."
Origin (American/Japanese):            J
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           Coda
Title:                                 Apple Source
Author/Critic:                         Kevin Whitehead
Publication Date:                      8/92
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Teitelbaum's beautifully rendered 'Intera', using his complex
                                       and flexible live-sampling programs, revealed each player's char-
                                       acter (to use Richard's analogy) as a mirror does."
Origin (American/Japanese):            O

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