LA International New Music Festival
Martin Perlich, Author, Radio Personality and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Honoree, to Host Festival Concert Previews
7:00 pm before the concert
The Colburn School, Downtown LA
May 9, 12, 21 and 26
Martin Perlich will interview composers and performers of each evening's concert for the duration of the LA International New Music Festival.
Author of the classic work The Art of the Interview (Silman-James Press (2007), writer, producer and distinguished broadcaster Martin Perlich has for the last decade hosted and produced the acclaimed live interview series ARF!! (ARTS & ROOTS FORUM) The show, which aired daily on Los Angeles public radio, featured major cultural figures, from Stacy Keach to Terry Riley to Sandra Tsing Loh to avant-garde playwright Murray Mednick, as well as dozens of Arts figures: writers, directors, choreographers, and musical figures from Jazz, World music, and of course classical music, with many 21st century composers - known and unknown.
From 2000 to 2008 Martin served as Program Director of the innovative LA public radio station KCSN, named "Best of LA" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006. In addition Perlich hosted an acclaimed daily classical and New Music show. His historic interview show "Martin Perlich Interviews" featuring Leonard Bernstein, Frank Zappa, R. Crumb, Pierre Boulez, Tom Waits and hundreds more, was syndicated nationally by WCLV/Seaway productions. The program won the New York International Radio Festival for two consecutive years. In his lengthy broadcast career he has amassed a huge archive of interviews, from Gore Vidal to John Adams, to Bill Evans.
Perlich has also written screenplays and novels, poetry and documentary films. The Wild Times, the first novel of his Adequacy Quartet, was published by Empty Press in 2006. As a broadcaster he has programmed and presented classical music, jazz and rock and roll, and his website, http://martinperlichinterviews.com offers recordings of these archives plus brand new interviews with international leaders in the arts.
A man who has followed his heart rather than any career path as such, he has worked with Leonard Bernstein, Whoopi Goldberg and Ravi Shankar and has been honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998). A copy of his public TV documentary Citizen Artist is in the Smithsonian permanent collection (2007). As an actor he has worked with director Norman Corwin and with Jeff von der Schmidt and Southwest Chamber Music in Samuel Beckett's Cascando. His latest book is a novel, The Self-Pity Chronicles.
Mr. Perlich is a member of the Southwest Chamber Music Advisory Trustees.
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