Thu January 14, 2010
The Intriguing Sonic World of Nathaniel Bartlett
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's show, new music and electronic music combine forces with the instrument known as the five-octave marimba as we chat with percussionist Nathaniel Bartlett about his interesting endeavors in both playing and composing music. Basically, his work involves solo marimba performance in combination with three-dimensional, high-definition, PC-generated sound projection. Bartlett will offer a presentation called "Immersive Music" at 8pm on Sunday night (the 17th) at the Living Arts gallery in downtown Tulsa. (More information can be found at livingarts.org --- and at nathanielbartlett.com.) Also on our program, commentator Barry Friedman shares a poignant profile --- as familiar as it is descriptive --- of a father saying goodbye to his daughter as she departs on an exciting yet intimidating excursion to Europe.