BVHAAST9801: Tomoko Mukaiyama: Hello Pop Tart.

BVHAAST9801: Tomoko Mukaiyama: Hello Pop Tart.
Catalog Number: BVHAAST9801
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Tomoko Mukaiyama-piano

Only on Hello Pop Tart: W'all nuts: Tomoko Mukaiyama (syn, voc), Anne La Berge (fl), Carl G. Beukman (b), Cor Fuhler (el. org.), Wolter Wierbos (tb), Hans van der Meer (perc), David Dramm (voc)

Track listing:

Henry Cowell Aeolian Harp
Charles Ives Celestial Railroad
William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag
John Zorn XIV
William Bolcom Hymne à l’ Amour 
Frank Zappa The Little House I Used to Live in 
Frederic Rzewski Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
David Dramm Hello Pop Tart

Recorded at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, December 19 and 20, 1998

On the cd Hello, Pop Tart Tomoko Mukaiyama plays an all American programme that embraces the entire twentieth century. The distinctive feature of American music is the natural mixture of popular and serious music. While European composers until recently were inclined to look down on music for entertainment with a certain sense of contempt, this feature has always been a natural source of inspiration for their American colleagues. Funnily enough the two composers on this cd who stand closest to pop music – Zappa and Zorn – have rather restricted themselves to pure, abstract music.