The five individual compositions of the 1980s Ryoanji series for voice, oboe, flute, trombone, and double bass by John Cage have eight different intervals as pitch spaces, within which glissando lines are performed. In One13 for cello and curved bow only eight pitches follow each other: f#’, g”, g”, f”, d’, d”, a’, e”. The piece consists therefore of eight parts, each devoted to one single pitch and its reiterations.
Recorded live in concert at Other Minds Festival 13 at Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, California, on March 7, 2008.
World Premiere Recording © 1992 Peters Edition (BMI)
Michael Bach Bachtischa – cello with BACH.bow
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Michael Bach Bachtischa plays John Cage’s One-13 live in concert at Other Minds Festival 13, Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, California, on March 7, 2008.