MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: David Behrman

Composition Name: Navigation and Astronomy

Composition Date:                       1990 
Configuration:                         Electronic Music
Featured Instrument:                   Twenty-String Koto
                                       Computer
Japanese Instrument(s):                Y
Length:                                FLEX
Players:                               2
Commissioned by:                       Music From Japan, Inc.
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       Music From Japan, Vol. 1
Released:                              1992
Performers:                            Kazue Sawai, David Behrman
Label Name:                            Classic Masters
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   A
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     A
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           CMCD-1027
Number of Copies:                       3 

World Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
World Premiere City:                   New York City
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan, Inc.
World Premiere Date:                   3/24/90
World Premiere Performers:             Kazue Sawai
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The Strad
Title:                                 Record Reviews
Author/Critic:                         Ellis
Publication Date:                      12/93
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "David Behrman...has arrived at a computer software that inter-
                                       acts with an instrument...The indeterminate duet is seamless
                                       and one of the better free-form works I've heard..."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        A

Publication:                           Staten Island Advance
Title:                                 Music and technology interact at sympos.
Author/Critic:                         Eileen Siegel
Publication Date:                      3/27/90
Reaction:                              Neutral
Synopsis:                              "The piece uses a computer music system which 'hears' the
                                       musician through sensors programmed to recognize certain pitches
                                       played by the koto."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Ritual and Technology
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      3/28/90
Reaction:                              Neutral
Synopsis:                              "...the main impression was of the computer as both cushion
                                       for the natural instrument and nurturer of it."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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