John Berberian

John Berberian and the Rock East Ensemble - Middle Eastern Rock (1969)

John Berberian and the Rock East Ensemble - Middle Eastern Rock (1969)
World | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Acid Symposium AS006 | rel: 2001 | 260Mb

Released originally in 1969, Middle Eastern Rock is a unique, compelling fusion record from Armenian-American oud player John Berberian. The Rock East Ensemble, Beberian’s backing band, consists of the artist’s standard group, which specializes in traditional Armenian music with a jazz edge, and American session musicians who bring more of a rock sound. The results, which blend elements of psychedelia, free jazz, surf music, and various klezmer, African, and Middle Eastern textures, are dazzling, and are sure to thrill anyone with a taste for rare "outside" albums. ~Allmusic
The John Berberian Ensemble - Music Of The Middle East (1966) [Reissue 2001]

The John Berberian Ensemble - Music Of The Middle East (1966)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log => 246 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 86.9 MB | Full scans => 29.4 MB
Label: Universe / Comet Records | Catalog.#: UV 023 | Genre: World Fusion

After recording two thoroughly excellent LPs for the Mainstream label, Expressions East and Oud Artistry, John Berberian followed his benefactor, A&R man Peter Spargo, to the notorious Morris Levy's Roulette Records, where he waxed this standout album. Recorded in 1965 or 1966 and released around the same time, Music of the Middle East continues the oud master's progressive interpretations of traditional Armenian, Turkish, Greek, and Arabic material.
Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Walton, Monteverdi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage, Gerschwin, Purcell) [1997]

Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Bernasconi, Travis; W. Walton, Cl. Monteverdi, Cl. Debussy,
I. Stravinsky/Стравинский, J. Cage, G. Gerschwin, H. Purcell) [1997]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 315 MB
Classical | Label: Accore / MPO, France | Catalog Number: 205722 | TT: 70’55

Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Igor Stravinsky. She also interpreted works by Claudio Monteverdi, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Kurt Weill, Philipp Zu Eulenburg, arrangements of songs by The Beatles, and folk songs from several countries and cultures. As a composer, she wrote Stripsody (1966), in which she exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds (onomatopoeia), and Morsicat(h)y (1969), a composition for the keyboard (with the right hand only) based on Morse code.
Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)

Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2149 | Time: 00:44:53

Nicholas Isherwood made his début as Lucifer in Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden, at the age of 25, and has since collaborated closely with composers such as George Crumb, Hans Werner Henze, György Kurtág and Iannis Xenakis. His relationship with John Cage soon developed into what he in his liner notes to the disc calls ‘a love affair’. The composer Sylvano Bussotti has remarked that ‘since the passing of Cathy Berberian, Nicholas Isherwood is the singer who best understands the spirit of the music of John Cage’. On ARIA, Isherwood presents most of Cage’s music for solo voice that is not included in the composer’s Song Books, and most pieces are here recorded for the first time by a male singer. The programme covers 43 years, from A Chant with Claps from the early 1940s to Ryoanji and Sonnekus2 of the 1980s, and includes the celebrated Aria, here performed with a new multi-channel tape realization of Cage’s Fontana Mix, by the Italian composer Gianluca Verlingieri.

Magnificathy: The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian (1993)  Music

Posted by hopscotch at Feb. 14, 2009
Magnificathy: The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian (1993)

Magnificathy - The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 141 MB

Cathy Berberian (Attleboro, Massachusetts, July 4 1925 - Rome, Italy, March 6 1983) was a composer, mezzo-soprano singer, and vocalist. From 1950 to 1966 she was married to Luciano Berio, who deconstructed her voice in Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) (1958) and wrote his Circles (1960) and Recital I (for Cathy) (1972) for her. In addition, she worked in close collaboration with Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Hans Werner Henze and Igor Stravinsky. In this CD, Berberian exploits her groundbreaking, sometimes eardrum-shattering, vocal prowess to produce invariably astonishing results. This is particularly evident in the compositions by John Cage and Sylvano Bussotti as well as Berberian's own infamous "Stripsody." It is in these three pieces that this album serves up the filet mignon, although the Debussy songs and a Kurt Weill piece are quite a treat as well.

Magnificathy - The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at Feb. 11, 2007
Magnificathy - The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian

Magnificathy - The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian
EAC (APE & CUE) | Classical | 1 CD / 141 MB
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Cathy Berberian (Attleboro, Massachusetts, July 4 1925 - Rome, Italy, March 6 1983) was a composer, mezzo-soprano singer, and vocalist. From 1950 to 1966 she was married to Composer Luciano Berio, who deconstructed her voice in Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) (1958) and wrote his Circles (1960) and Recital I (for Cathy) (1972) for her. In addition, she worked in close collaboration with Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Hans Werner Henze and Igor Stravinsky.

Baer *-Rings by Sterling K. Berberian  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Sept. 8, 2015
Baer *-Rings by Sterling K. Berberian

Baer *-Rings by Sterling K. Berberian
English | 1 Oct. 2010 | ISBN: 354005751X | 309 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

This book is an elaboration of ideas of Irving Kaplansky introduced in his book Rings of operators ([52], [54]). The subject of Baer *-rings has its roots in von Neumann's theory of 'rings of operators' (now called von Neumann algebras), that is, *-algebras of operators on a Hilbert space

Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tukotikko at July 24, 2015
Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality

Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality By Pamela Karantonis, Francesca Placanica, Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala, Pieter Verstraete
2014 | 238 Pages | ISBN: 1409469832 | PDF | 2 MB

Come sabbia nel vento di Sonia Raule e Vasken Berberian  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at April 23, 2014
Come sabbia nel vento di Sonia Raule e Vasken Berberian

Come sabbia nel vento di Sonia Raule e Vasken Berberian
Sperling & Kupfer | 2011 | ISBN: 8820050080 | 502 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Siamo agli inizi degli anni Novanta. Lena Bogossiàn arriva a Milano con un volo dell'Aeroflot e uno zaino in spalla con le poche cose raccolte prima di partire. È una giovane donna, in fuga da un passato doloroso e da un Paese, l'Armenia, dove ha lasciato molto più del cuore. Accetta il lavoro di baby-sitter che le offre Levón Faradiàn, un esponente di spicco della comunità armena milanese. E così entra nella sua casa, conosce il piccolo Artin e incontra la moglie Alice, famosa e affascinante giornalista televisiva. Le due donne si stringono la mano in uno slancio sincero e tra loro nasce un rapporto profondo, che va oltre le convenzioni e le apparenze e che, un po' alla volta, porterà entrambe a svelarsi l'una all'altra e a mettere a nudo i propri segreti.

Sotto un cielo indifferente di Vasken Berberian  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at April 23, 2014
Sotto un cielo indifferente di Vasken Berberian

Sotto un cielo indifferente di Vasken Berberian
Sperling & Kupfer | 2014 | ISBN: 8820054809 | 481 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Forse non è vero che il tempo aiuta a dimenticare. Almeno non lo è per Mikael, adolescente geniale e ribelle nella Venezia degli anni Cinquanta. Della sua infanzia armena ricorda troppo poco, eppure immagini vivide e insistenti turbano i suoi sogni e i suoi pensieri. Adottato da una famiglia ricca e potente, la testa piena di letture e ideali, il cuore che batte per Francesca - la ragazzina conosciuta nei suoi vagabondaggi per le calli - Mikael sa che c'è un nodo irrisolto nel proprio passato. Col quale prima o poi dovrà fare i conti. Quel nodo si chiama Gabriel. Il fratello che Mikael non sa ancora di avere. Perché la notte in cui Mikael e Gabriel sono nati, nella lontana Patrasso, in Grecia, è accaduto qualcosa e il padre ha dovuto fare una scelta che lo tormenterà per il resto della sua esistenza.