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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options August 24, 2017: In Search of New Languages: Women in Electronic Music (Astral Traveling, Forces of Nature, Dance & Performance)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Emerald Web  Rainforest   Options Valley of the Birds  1981  Bob Stohl & Kat Epple  0:00:16 (Pop‑up)
Emerald Web  Photonos   Options Valley of the Birds  1981    0:06:18 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Emerald Web 

Chasing of the Shadowbeast   Options

The Stargate Tapes 1979-82 



0:16:24 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Spiegel  Drums   Options The Capriccio Series of New American Music  1983  rec. 1975 on the GROOVE hybrid system at Bell labs  0:29:22 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Spiegel  Patchwork   Options The Expanding Universe  1980  rec. 1974-76 on the GROOVE hybrid system at Bell labs  0:33:18 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Spiegel  Appalachian Grove I   Options New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media  1977  rec. 1974 on the GROOVE hybrid system at Bell labs  0:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Spiegel  A Myth   Options Obsolete Systems  2001  rec. 1983 (as part of "Three Modal Systems") "Electronic tape realized on McLeyvier computer-controlled analog synthesis music system "  0:48:13 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Drums   Options You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With  1981    0:54:26 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Self Playing Violin   Options The Record of the Time  2002  rec. 1974  0:55:22 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Two Songs For Tape Bow Violin: Ethics is the Esthetics of the Few-ture (Lenin) / Song For Juanita   Options Airwaves  1977    0:56:15 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Born, Never Asked   Options You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With  1981    0:59:46 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Let X=X   Options Big Science  1982    1:04:34 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  It Tango   Options Big Science  1982    1:08:18 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Langue d'Amour   Options Mister Heartbreak  1984    1:12:28 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  It Was Up in the Mountains (read by Paul from L.A.)   Options You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With  1981    1:17:20 (Pop‑up)
Annea Lockwood  Tiger Balm   Options Annea Lockwood  1977    1:19:37 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Annea Lockwood 

World Rhythms   Options

New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media 



1:31:53 (Pop‑up)
Deutsche Wertarbeit  Deutscher Wald   Options Deutsche Wertarbeit  1981  Dorothea Raukes  1:49:56 (Pop‑up)
Deutsche Wertarbeit  Der Grosse Atem   Options Deutsche Wertarbeit  1981    1:52:15 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Energies   Options Trans-Millenia Consort  1982    1:57:48 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Mushroom Trip   Options Plot Zero  1983    2:03:24 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Virgin Ice   Options Spectre  1984    2:12:08 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Phantom Dancer   Options Trans-Millenia Consort      2:16:08 (Pop‑up)
Daria Semegen  Arc: Music for Dancers   Options Electronic Music for Dance  1978  LP with Bülent Arel ( Dance music composed for choreographer Mimi Garrard's experimental dance works); Arc: Music For Dancers was realized 1977 at the Electronic Music Studios at the State University of New York, Long Island  2:19:09 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Laurie Spiegel 

Music for Dance I & II   Options

The Expanding Universe 


Unseen Worlds comp. 

2:31:39 (Pop‑up)
Johanna M. Beyer  Music of the Spheres   Options New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media  1977  composed 1938  2:43:25 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Oliveros  Bye Bye Butterfly   Options New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media  1977  real-time tape delay collage work for performance, rec. 1965  2:49:01 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Megan Roberts 

I Could Sit Here All Day   Options

New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media 



2:57:09 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:36pm Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers of sound, fellow travelers, friends – how about we go in for round two?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm doctorjazz:

Sounds good, Flash, looking forward to it!
How YOU doin'?
Avatar 6:42pm Flash Strap:

Oh I'm feeling pretty good, Doc! And you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm doctorjazz:

Can't complain (my aunt at this point used to launch into, "I could complain, but no one would listen, who would care", she was lots of fun...)
Avatar 6:56pm Flash Strap:

classic aunt stuff
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

ok, and we're off! Let's get this show on the road
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Starting off with a little Emerald Web before moving on to new business
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm David D:

Good evening, Evan - music to drift by...
  7:02pm Dean:

Nice. We gonna hear from/about Maggi Payne?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm David D:

And good evening doctorjazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm David D:

and Dean.
Avatar 7:03pm hyde:

yay, Emerald Web. i think i this got CD from an Explorer's Room fundraiser pledge.
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Hello hello comrade David D.!

And hello Dean! No Maggi Payne tonight, but she's in the runnings for a future show; I'll do at least one more in this series

I think I remember that, Hyde! And hello to you!
Avatar 7:06pm geezerette:

Wow! I shall remove my duster and pith helmet before finding a seat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm doctorjazz:

Hey, David, recovered from your marathon Tuesday yet? Got to hear the beginning and the end (was nice that it was still on when I was driving back from Manhatten about 10PM, at least for me...)
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette! Pith helmets still welcome, btw. Always welcome in this room. I do wish we were all taking our seats in a planetarium right now
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

wish I caught that Tuesday, David! Alas I was driving back from the NC mountains where I went to see the eclipse. Managed to see totality, which was a high point of my life. Anybody else see that? how was everyone's eclipse?
Avatar 7:13pm Walking Daydream:

Very spacious music!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

WD! Now it's a happening! Now I can freak out!
Avatar 7:15pm Walking Daydream:

You silly.
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Love all of Emerald Web's stuff, but Valley of the Birds is probably my favorite album of theirs
  7:16pm Dean:

Maybe this doesn't count, but Marina del Rey, who played keyboards for Vivabeat, might be a candidate. Her background was more punk/pop than techno, for sure. Great interview here: http://alicebag.com/women-in-la-punk/2016/4/16/marina-del-ray That photo of Backstage Pass standing beneath the Starwood marquee: I'm pretty sure that's the Hawkwind show I saw there.
  7:16pm JtotheK:

Hi Flash Strap, good evening explorers!
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Hi JtotheK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm David D:

@Doctorjazz: Thanks, it was a lot of fun - no need to recover (much). Glad you could catch the overtime. How was your evening in Manhattan?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm David D:

@Flash Strap: Glad you managed to catch the eclipse - it must have been quite a sight! We had one here a while back but it was too cloudy to really see much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm doctorjazz:

Had fun; my wife is a Broadway show fanatic, we went to see Hello Dolly for her birthday (it was great; I didn't start out liking Broadway, but I've acquired the taste over the years...)
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:

@DD: it was cloudy where I was - that part of the NC mountains is actually a rainforest - but I managed to drive around until i caught a clear sky and at that moment totality commenced. it was utterly religious

@Dean: I'll look into that, I think I have some of her stuff but i'm not very familiar with it
  7:36pm Dean:

Vivabeat's brush with fame was finding an advocate at the time in Peter Gabriel.
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Notes on this record: Composed 1974-76 using a computer playing the actual sounds by controlling analog synthesis equipment using the GROOVE (Generating Realtime Operations On Voltage-controlled Equipment) hybrid system which was developed by Max Matthews and F.R. Moore at Bell labs. Interaction with the computer was through a keyboard, a drawing tablet, pushbuttons and knobs, as well as complex "algorhythms" written in FORTRAN.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm David D:

@Evan: Perseverance paid off - glad you managed it!
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

Thanks DD! it was sublime, in the truest sense of the word
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm doctorjazz:

Missed the eclipse, had to work, also was suffering from overdose of Totality Hype.
I'm sure if you had the Total version (NY area about 70%) it must have been something to see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm David D:

@Doc: I get where you're coming from - I mean there is a wide range within the musical genre, from the ridiculous to the sublime, I suppose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm David D:

And now I read the word sublime again - it must be the music influencing us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm David D:

Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

yeah, it was really cool before totality (I thought it was really cool anyway) but the moment of totality was different, it was like an apocalyptic vision
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

so this track is a little later, working with different equipment, getting a bit of a different sound
Avatar 7:50pm hyde:

heh, i am with doctorjazz on eclipse. was at work, the three quarters NY thing was not that exciting. i did go out and look at the weird tree shadows, which was cool.
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

haha you big city cynics – I drove for hours and camped out for days to be under totality!
Avatar 7:54pm still b/p:

I'll lament again that I had a 70s sequencing gizmo called The Muse, purchased about 1976 or '77 from a place that sold discounted salvage and close-out goods and unusual items, but a few years later I sold it. Such a fun and sometimes useful curiosity it would be if I'd held onto it. Here's one of the same li'l rascals:
Avatar 7:54pm hyde:

i dream of being a big city cynic! i'm still in nowheresville ;)
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

@Still B/P: Welcome! also that gizmo sounds amazing!
Avatar 7:58pm Walking Daydream:

Many people had those fancy glasses for looking at the eclipse. The rest of us made do with 3D glasses.
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

haha WD that's a good recipe for super-eyesight
Avatar 8:00pm Walking Daydream:

It ends up converting to 4D and then the eclipse is already over :[
Avatar 8:00pm Walking Daydream:

Time is malleable like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Flash and Explorers
  8:01pm @dustbiddy:

just dropping in to say that everything you've been playing is amazing
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

This is a slightly different version than the one that ended up on Big Science
Avatar 8:01pm hyde:

hiya, coel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

Hi all! Just in time for Laurie Anderson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! Long time no see! ya been missed!

Hi dustbruddy and thank you with love
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Ah Melinda! hello hello hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm doctorjazz:

Digging the Laurie Anderson as well
time to take you to the car, thanks Flash!
Avatar 8:06pm hyde:

this is the Laurie Anderson record i really remember from the day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello Admiral! Such sublime goings on are going on here!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Laurie Anderson is just so brilliant it sears my soul
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm melinda:

Will have to check out archive for the Emerald Web. Something from Valley of the Birds was one of the first songs I remember hearing on WFMU. The juxtaposition of what seemed New Age alongside other genres was new to me and piqued my interest.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hello Doug!

Doc I always love being your copilot.

Hyde this is like THE record of the human race (though I really like Mister Heartbreak just about as much)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm coelacanth∅:

back in the day Ms. Anderson divided even my musically open-minded (though maybe not always all that adventurous) friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm melinda:

Big Science is all that I knew, too.
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

they're so good, Melinda! you can still find rips of their old cassettes and records online as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm coelacanth∅:

she was a guest on wfmu - i forget who's program, though i did record it. -fun interview, laced with sound.
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

she does wonderful interviews! there's some great interviews on youtube of her in her studio in the mid-80's playing with all her devices. it's so cool.

Anybody remember her old PSAs? crazy stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm coelacanth∅:

i'm sure i heard one of those psas. i'm a bit foggy at the moment, apparently.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

they're all here I think: milq.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm doctorjazz:

The trouble with seeing Hello Dolly was that I kept waiting for Louis Armstrong to start singing... Hard for anyone else to match up.... OK, driving now).
Avatar 8:20pm still b/p:

The Bumpus Tigers.
Avatar 8:20pm geezerette:

Saw her in concert at The Roxy when she brought out Big Science.
One of the most exciting things I've ever seen/heard.
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

That's Annea Lockwood, bottom image, top left, with one of her "transplanted piano" works, the rather famous burning piano piece
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

That must have been incredible, G. I saw her earlier this year and she blew my mind, but that's the only time I've ever seen her
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

here's a 2014 performance of her 1968 burning piano piece: www.google.com...
Avatar 8:25pm geezerette:

Evan, it really was like sitting around a fire being enchanted by the shaman. Felt 21st C. in the 20th. Only time I've seen her too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm coelacanth∅:

when Laurie came to nyc after big science i considered seeing her and didn't for some probably not good enough reason.
Avatar 8:26pm geezerette:

This whole show is phenomenal.
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

that's how i felt as well! she has this incredible power, made all the more powerful by her sort of unassuming manner.

thanks, G.! warms my heart, truly
Avatar 8:28pm geezerette:

Coel,I'm sure we all have lists of things we shouldn't have passed on.

Man, the growl...
Avatar 8:29pm geezerette:

Same here,buddy!
Avatar 8:38pm northguineahills:

Crackers, I missed a lot of yummy stuff, bring on the next course!
Avatar 8:40pm northguineahills:

I saw Laurie 2010ish, and also w/ Yoko also 2010ish.
Avatar 8:42pm geezerette:

NGH, together? Wow!!!
Avatar 8:43pm northguineahills:

Yoko w/ a tons of other amazing musicians over 3+ hours for Yoko's 80th bday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm coelacanth∅:

i knew 2 people who worked at bell labs. one was a major player in the development of fiber optics. they imported him from australia to work for them.
the other grew the most perfect crystals (for whatever purpose they wanted her to grow crystals) with her work partner. they tried to teach others to do it but no one else ever grew them as well. after a few life-threatening chemical spills there, she quit to work at a garden nursery (her true passion) for much smaller wages.
Avatar 8:45pm northguineahills:

I found a Laurie Anderson 5 LP box set at a thrift store for $5 in '99, "United States Live", which was recorded on the tour after Big Science. It's as amazing as it sounds.
Avatar 8:46pm geezerette:

God, how spectacular! (NGH: @8:43)
Avatar 8:47pm northguineahills:

@coel: Utilizing the the natural structures of crystals looking at the composite ions and molecules can give clues to the most efficient way to build nanoscopic circuits, etc...
Avatar 8:49pm northguineahills:

I think me, and the guy that owned my college record store (who was 30 years my senior) were one of the few who liked Yoko more then John (and that's not a put-down on Johm, I adore him as well).
Avatar 8:50pm geezerette:

Lennon's one of my favorite artists.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Doug Schulkind:

This is making me want to traipse down the street, naked and beaming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm David D:

Checking back in to show appreciation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm David D:

Doug put it better though.
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: hello friend! That US Live is one of the great documented works of art of all time! they filmed that whole performance too. really good

@C: that is really interesting, about Bell and the crystals

@Doug: I'd love to be on a stoop as you traipse by
Avatar 8:54pm northguineahills:

It's almost 3 there, David, you should be in slumberville (I usually wake at 3 for 15 minutes myself and check the woofmoo)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm melinda:

Music for Naked Walking.
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

thanks DD (Doug always puts everything better than all of us)
Avatar 8:55pm hyde:

Bell and the Crystals sounds like a doo wop group
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! that would be a really good name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm David D:

ngh: These sounds are too good to replace with sleep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Doug Schulkind:

@Flash Strap
Stoop id = Fresh
Avatar 8:58pm hyde:

this current music is completely new to me and fantastic.
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

so glad, Hyde! that is the exact thing i like to hear
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

bottom left is basically the only photo of Pauline that seems to exist
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

top middle is Deutsche Wertarbeit / Dorothea Raukes
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

cover art for that first Strom LP: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Alex In Illinois:

I took classes from Annea Lockwood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm doctorjazz:

Out of the car, late dinner, been loving the sounds. Paula Strom is amazing!
Avatar 9:08pm hyde:

the Trans Millennia Consort record is great. i think i found this one on Sound of a New Dawn, before radio killed it ;)
Avatar 9:09pm hyde:

Sounds, that is
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Alex! That's amazing! what subject and how was she as a teacher? at Vassar or elsewhere?
Avatar 9:10pm geezerette:

Alex II: Was she mind-expanding?
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

Hello again Doc!
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

Sounds of the Dawn is a treasure trove
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Alex In Illinois:

Yes, Vassar. I took classical harmony. I think 1 & 2, and Electronic Music 2: Digital. Electron Music 1: Analog, was taught by Linda Fisher
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

hate when radio kills a great blog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Alex In Illinois:

@geezerette: Yes! And very encouraging.
Avatar 9:16pm geezerette:

Hoped you'd say that! :)
Avatar 9:17pm hyde:

@Flash Strap haha, it happens
Avatar 9:17pm geezerette:


Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Alex In Illinois:

But she knew when to ask: "Okay, what exactly are you going with this one? How many continuous hours in the studio had you spent, when you were doing the final mix?"

That's because too much continuous time can fatigue sensitivity. Also, I mostly did not compose with a set form in mind and sometimes a piece would emerge with form unconsciously and other times, what I ended up with was kind of an audio mess.
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

god, I wish I had that kind of education
Avatar 9:22pm hyde:

@geezerette hi! i've been here from the start ;)
Avatar 9:22pm geezerette:

What a great experience! She taught you how to teach yourself, landmarks in process. Wonderful.
Avatar 9:23pm northguineahills:

Daria Semegen is new to me, holy smithereens of Cthulhu!
Avatar 9:23pm Little Danny:

Just raced in after a long travel day and I am digging on the Strom and the Semegen so hard right now
Avatar 9:23pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash! Hi all!
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

that's Daria below, looking pretty wild next to her equipment

Hi LD! glad to hear it and great to see you
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

this is one of those pieces that is just as beautiful as a visually-manifested waveform. I love watching its shapes; i can't imagine the dance that would have been done to it
Avatar 9:28pm northguineahills:

I'm pretty sure I can download a virtual oscilloscope.
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

also, another one of those perfect electronic-music LP covers: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:29pm northguineahills:

Avatar 9:30pm northguineahills:

SUNY-Long Island is now know as SUNY-Brooklyn (now that Brooklyn is now marketable, I think the name change was about 12 years ago or so.)
Avatar 9:30pm geezerette:

Were dances actually made for it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Alex In Illinois:

This is from the days when electronic music was . . . real electronic music.
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

yes, it was made specifically to accompany choreographer Mimi Garrard's experimental dance works
Avatar 9:33pm Little Danny:

Flash, do you know the work of Ellen Fullman? YOU WOULD LOVE
  9:33pm doctorjazz:

This "Arc..." is really made for stereo, works great in the car, headphones would be even better.
Avatar 9:34pm geezerette:

Alex, exactly! (Haha! Why,... kids today...:)

Evan, must see if there's an excerpt somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Alex In Illinois:

The speakers on my PC are on either side, so the stereo effects were noticeable. The music itself danced between them.
Avatar 9:35pm northguineahills:

LD: I love Ellen Fullman, I want to see her live!
Avatar 9:38pm geezerette:

Alex@9:35: great description.
Avatar 9:38pm Little Danny:

NGH: I missed an opportunity to catch her several years ago in Austin and am still kicking myself
Avatar 9:40pm northguineahills:

I want to see her play her long strings that are attached to whatever edifice she is performing in,,,,,
Avatar 9:41pm northguineahills:

I'l be off the comments board, back to the neverending unpacking cleaning saga, thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

I have NOTHING by Ellen Fullman, please help! I WANT TO LOVE
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

godspeed and thank YOU, NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm melinda:

Evan have you been to Moogfest?
Avatar 9:47pm Little Danny:

I'm rooting around for one of her discs and just found it. Will get something on in the first set for ya Flash
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

it's basically 10 minutes from me, so I've been the last two years since it moved to Durham, but never paid for an actual pass. i just do the free stuff, which means i missed Laurie anderson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm coelacanth∅:

i've been listening and subjecting others to sound. i got lured into cooking for another person. i'm fascinated that no one here questioned it, and happy that a certain niece didn't disregard it and turn the tv on.

i had to scroll up...i knew there was interesting conversation i was missing.
now, ahh. good eating music.
Avatar 9:50pm geezerette:

Can't believe what I'm hearing. So minimal and strong. Love.
Avatar 9:52pm geezerette:

Thanks,Evan. Above and beyond.
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

Flash, feel free to go over a few minutes if you need it. Either way I'll be ready tho
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

@G: So glad, so glad, so glad
Avatar 9:53pm Little Danny:

One door down y'all every Thursday: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

Pretty sure I'll come in on time LD, but major thanks for the consideration

in case I was at all hard to hear, this is the abridged notes that I just read concerning this piece:

About Bye Bye Butterfly Oliveros writes: “This work is a two-channel tape composition (with an enclosure) made at the San Francisco Tape Music center in 1965. It utilizes two Hewlett-Packard oscillators, two line amplifiers in cascade, one turntable with record, and two tape recorders in a delay setup. The composer arranged the equipment, tuned the oscillators, and played through the composition in real time.”

Though certainly not pre-planned by the composer, this fine, improvised musical gem, composed by an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, symbolically bids farewell not only to the music of the nineteenth century but also to the system of polite morality of that age and its attendant institutionalized oppression of the female sex. The title refers to the operatic disk which was at hand in the studio at the time and which was incorporated into the ongoing compositional mix.
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

i mean MY GOD


Madame Butterfly is so ripe for this sort of thing, which reminds me to say that Cronenberg's M. Butterfly is a pretty devastating deconstruction of Madame Butterfly's tropes
Avatar 9:57pm hyde:

good stuff. thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! Stellar!

later on y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Radio magnifique!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all! See you next week. night night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Alex In Illinois:

I did not realize that Oliveros died last November.
Avatar 10:06pm Flash Strap:

me either, I thought she was still with us. glad to have ended the show with her, sorry not to have mentioned her passing.
Avatar 1:35pm quinn:

thank you for this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04am Webhamster Henry:

New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media was reissued with a new name "Women in Electronic Music: 1977". (New World Records) The fact that the original title didn't mention that all the pieces were by women was a really bold statement. I have two of those original LPs for some reason - probably a good one!
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@WH: indeed it was, I always thought it was sort of a copout when they rereleased it with the new title. The original liner notes make mention of it, very eloquently. It was such a cool, meaningful release. The first for Laurie Anderson and so many others on there... really cool you have the original. REALLY cool
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