Category Archives: Interviews

All Classical Portland host will go off air with live studio show

For the past 17 years, listeners of All Classical Portland (KQAC-FM) have grown familiar with the melodious baritone of senior announcer Robert McBride…But McBride’s voice will soon no longer be wafting over the air, because he has decided to retire from radio.

—James Bash, The Oregonian/Oregon Live (read the full article)

Hendrixology 101: A Profile of Bob Priest

For this article, we climb into the way-back machine and visit the University of Victoria ca. 1996.

This unorthodox approach to post-secondary education seems to work for the students. Many of them, including myself, have come out of Priest’s class with a feeling that they have gained a unique insight into the subject being taught. Continue reading

MMM Preview on KBOO, Monday, Nov. 28

Electric Marzena Land & MMMessiaen Mélange Musique preview airs Monday, November 28th from 8-10 pm on KBOO 90.7 FM [streaming at kboo.fm]

KBOOMarzena’s Bob Priest appears on A Different Nature to talk about his latest project — MMMessian Mélange Musique — a series of free concerts and radio broadcasts timed to coincide with the Oregon Symphony’s first ever performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Turangalîla.” Tonight’s program will feature world premieres of electro-acoustic pieces derived from the music of Messiaen by Antonio Celaya, James Harley, Andrew Hosch, and Robert McBride, which were commissioned for the occasion. Also, excerpts from Messaien’s Cinq Rechants, Harawi, Turangalîla, and music by RP Collier, Stuart Dempster, Henryk Górecki, Maurcio Kagel, plus a special Stockhausen music box, and more.


This show will be archived for future listening. Find it here.


Bob Priest on XRAY Radio TONIGHT


UPDATE: The archived show is available here.


Thanx to Robert Ham over @ XRAY Radio, MMM has a 2-hour festspiel preview tomorrow night. Here’s Robert’s announcement:

XRAY.FMOn this week’s Double Bummer, your host Robert Ham is joined by Bob Priest, the musician and composer, to discuss the upcoming MMMessiaen Fest or as it’s better known: Messiaen Melange Musique, a five-night celebration of the work of French composer Olivier Messiaen that kicks off on November 28th.

They will discuss Priest’s history studying composition with Messiaen and the many amazing events scheduled, as well as sampling some of the music that will be played at the MMM.

Tune in to XRAY starting at midnight PT: 91.1 or 107.1 FM in the Portland metro area, or around the world at xray.fm.

Bob Priest on Club Mod

Bob Priest joined host Robert McBride on July 30 to chat about Messiaen, Messiaen’s Illuminations of the Beyond, Bob’s MMMessiaen Fest coming up in December, and other topics.

You may view the program playlist here. To stream this Club Mod program, go to the All Classical Archive and click on Most Recent Episode. This program will be available through August 13.

 

March Music Moderne: An interview with founder Bob Priest

BobPriest-800x700Bob Priest is an avant-impresario in hippie-zen clothing, a champion of noise and synesthesia giving his all to keep Portland’s rainy spring soaking in modern sounds. He’s the founder and organizer of March Music Moderne, Portland’s prolific and densely packed contemporary-classical music festival.

—Christopher Corbell, PDX Magazine (read the full article)