A program focusing on the work of Polish-born contemporary composer and percussionist Marta Ptaszyńska, who teaches musical composition at UC Berkeley. Produced and presented by Virginia Kosanovic. Self-contained. [This reel is an aircheck that lacks the outro]. Contents: Intro; followed by an interview with Ptaszyńska conducted at her home; then three of Marta Ptaszynska's compositions: Improvisation for Orchestra (1968 premier performance); Siderals for percussion ensemble; and Madrigals for wind quartet, string quartet, trumpet and trombone. Engineered by Susan Kernes. Portions of this program were broadcast in a "Focus on Women Composers" program that aired in March 1977.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.