CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1988 |
The disputed British colony of Gibraltar will hold a general election March 24, the governor, Peter Terry, announced Friday. The election will be the first chance for the territory's 13,000 voters to have a say on Anglo-Spanish talks on the future of the militarily strategic Rock, claimed by Spain but in British hands since 1704.
March 7, 1988
Security forces in Gibraltar, the British colony at the southern tip of Spain, shot to death three suspected Irish Republican Army guerrillas. The three--two men and a woman--planned a bomb attack on a changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday involving a British army regiment that had served in Northern Ireland a year ago, officials said.
September 19, 1990 |
Surgeons worked through the night to save a former governor of Gibraltar wounded in a hail of bullets fired at his home by suspected Irish nationalist guerrillas. One surgeon said today they removed three bullets and "literally dozens" of bullet fragments from Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Terry, who as Gibraltar's governor approved a controversial commando operation in which three unarmed Irish Republican Army guerrillas were killed.
August 19, 1988
The Telluride Institute hosts the first Composer-to-Composer gathering in the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colo., today through Sunday. An international group of composers--including Morton Subotnick, Denys Bouliane, Lepo Sumera, Peter Sculthorpe, Terry Riley and Lou Harrison--will discuss topics such as "Global Ethnicity and European Orchestral Tradition," see demonstrations of new technological tools and offer new works in public concerts.
June 24, 1989 |
With one, possibly two exceptions, each of the six works on Thursday's opening concert of the Pacific Contemporary Music Festival at Cal State L.A. relied heavily--too heavily--on one musical element: timbre. In his Quintet, Donald Erb deserves high marks for skillfully combining the instrumental timbres of violin, cello, flute, clarinet and piano/synthesizer. He also asks the players to hum, pluck the piano strings, play a pitch pipe and rub water-filled glasses. Alas, that is not enough to sustain a piece having so little dramatic contrast.
May 28, 1990 |
The Pacific Contemporary Music Festival is going on the road this year, with four concerts in Korea next month. A concert by the California E.A.R. Unit Friday at the Cal State Los Angeles Music Hall served as a festival prelude, however. Actually, the industrious E.A.R. Unit--which appeared in concert at the County Museum of Art the week before and is a mainstay of the Ojai Festival next weekend--had relatively little to do as an ensemble.