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Program 638: Retro Futurism

KALW Broadcast Date: February 5, 2021 | Host: Randall Wong

A forward-looking view from the past: “Music of the Future” including works composed for the 1962 & 1964 Seattle & New York World’s Fairs, and Olivier Messiaen’s Fête des belles eaux for the 1937 Paris Exhibition.

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Titles: Man in Space With Sounds: Welcome to Tomorrow, Gayway to Heaven, Soaring Science, Mile-a-Minute Monorail, Around the World, Century 21, Man in Art, The Queen City, Man Seeks the Future, Boeing Spacearium, Science Of Tomorrow, Space Age World’s Fair
Composer: Attileo “Art” Mineo
Performer: Attileo Mineo, conductor
Recording Title: Man in Space With Sounds
Record Label: Subliminal Sounds
Catalog Number: SUBCD 4


Title: The Skydome
Composer: N/A
Performers: N/A
Recording Title: Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair
Record Label: Disneyland Records
Catalog Number: D000263302


Titles: Monsanto House of the Future (excerpt), Space Mountain I, Space Mountain II
Composers: Aarin J. Richard, Michael Giacchino
Performers: N/A
Recording Title: DISNEYLAND, The Legacy Collection
Record Label: Disneyland Records
Number: D002192002


Titles: Manhattan Research Inc., General Motors Futurama, The Pygmy Taxi Corporation, Bendix “The Tomorrow People,” K2r, Twilight in Turkey, Nescafe, Sprite “Melonball Bounce” (instr.), Super Cheer, Space Mystery (montage), Bufferin “Memories,” Ripple (montage), Sprite “Melonball Bounce,” The Toy Trumpet
Composer: Raymond Scott
Performer: Raymond Scott
Recording Title: Manhattan Research Inc.
Record Label: Basta Number: 30-9078-2


Titles: Fête des belles eaux (pour sextuor d’Ondes Martenot)
Composer: Olivier Messiaen
Performers: Ensemble d’Ondes de Montréal: Jean Laurendeau, Louise Larose, Estelle Lemire, Geneviève Grenier, Marie Bernard, Suzanne Binet-Audet
Recording Title: Fête des belles eaux
Record Label: Atma Classique
Number: ACD2 2621


Titles: And the Cow Jumped over the Moon, And the Dish Ran away With the Spoon
Composer: Raymond Scott
Performers: Raymond Scott and the Secret 7, Dorothy Collins (vocals)
Recording Title: Raymond Scott: The Unexpected
Record Label: Basta
Number: 309075

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