The 2006 Festival of Microtonal Music
Tuesday May 30th 8:30
REDCAT Theater in Disney Hall 621 W. Second St. Los Angeles
Returning to REDCAT for the third consecutive season, PARTCH continues their ongoing multi-media
survey of the chamber music of the great American Maverick composer Harry Partch with a new 6-dancer
choreography of Castor & Pollux, the Intrusions, a filmed performance by the composer of his last
piece from Betty Freeman & Stephen Poulot's 1972 documentary The Dreamer That Remains, and
the World Premiere of his recently rediscovered SONATA DEMENTIA (1950).
$24/$12 students & seniors
REDCAT box office at Disney Hall (213)237-2800 www.redcat.org
New! An excerpt of Partch's Pollux (choreographed version to premiere on this concert):
"An interlink of splendid musicians...a true garden of delights."
"Schneider, whose gracious stage personality is the opposite of Partch's, nevertheless manages to
convey the composer through his own voice, which is exactly what all lasting music must be capable
of sustaining, even in such unique works as Barstow and excerpts from Partch's journal, Bitter
Music....Enthralling, as well, was the entire ensemble which has impressively mastered Partch's
instruments......performances lyrical and theatrical, emphasized the musical side of a composer too
often known for his quirkiness"
"World-class tribute....[The performers] managed their exotic gadgetry with appealing skill....
John Schneider – guitarist, composer, baritone, microtonal guru...delivered a pretty good
facsimile of the old boy's stentorian growl...as long as there are John Schneiders to re-create
passably the sounds of Partch, we'll have a tenuous grip on this unique byway in the annals of
"...performs with such elegance and élan as to put one's reservations quite beyond the pale....A delight, a treat, and, for those who care, an education (or a basis for debate)." —Fanfare