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Options October 17, 2018: The Chord Catalogue

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Tom Johnson's drawing for the cover
of his score/instructions for Chord Catalogue


Tom Johnson's Chord Catalogue, a peek at the 8,178 chords possible in one octave,
alongside other process pieces from members of the Sonic Arts Union
by Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma, Alvin Lucier, & David Behrman with Takehisa Kosugi.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Zimoun  Prepared 1 A/B (excerpt)   Options Zimoun Featuring Mik Keusen ‎– Prepared I  Leerraum  2007  Prepared piano, 4 hands, no cuts, no loops, no overdubs. The Swiss sound and installation artist's more "conventional" work. Seek the amazing videos! https://vimeo.com/zimoun 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
David W 
Countdown   Options Ridgewood Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2018  Electric sheep are not just for androids. 
Tom Johnson  Chord Calatogue (2-5)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Concert Archive roulette.org  22 March 87  The 8,178 chords possible in one octave, presented in sequence. This part reveals the 78 two-note chords, the 286 three-noters, the 715 four note chords, and into the 1287 five note ones. 
Robert Ashley  In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women   Options In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women  Lovely Music  2002  1974, a poem with 128 stanzas. Each is made of the same phrase into which are introduced four variables, three are names, or groups of names or constructions of names and the fourth variable is formed by the adverb of the active verb. 
Tom Johnson  Chord Calatogue (6-7)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Concert Archive roulette.org  22 March 87  Of the 8,178 chords possible in one octave, this excerpt gives a glimpse of the 1716 each of the six and seven note chords. 
David Behrman  Interspecies Smalltalk Part 1   Options Leapday Night  Lovely Music  1987  1984, with Takehisa Kosugi violin, an interactive piece originally commissioned by the Cunningham Dance Company. 
Alvin Lucier  Vespers (excerpt)   Options Alvin Lucier ‎– Vespers And Other Early Works  New World Records  2002  1969, performers equipped with a Sondol (echolocation device) move blindfolded inside a defined performing space, the pulses produce echoes from the reflecting walls. 
Tom Johnson  Chord Calatogue (9-13)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Concert Archive roulette.org  22 March 87  Concluding the list of 8,178 chords possible in one octave, here is nine through thirteen. There is only one possible thirteen. 
Gordon Mumma  Cybersonic Cantilevers   Options New American Music Volume 4  Folkways Records  1975  A tape piece from 1973 that was built on found sound contributed by visitors to Mumma’s sound-capture installation at the Everson museum in Syracuse, NY. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:01pm steveo:

hello! no cuts, no loops, no overdubs -- not a single luxury!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:01pm david w:

ha! hey steveo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:03pm Stanley:

Eek! The Mouse Boys!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:08pm david w:

The reminder of this show is mouse free, except for my crummy typing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:08pm chresti:

Hidee hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:11pm chresti:

I really don't understand chords
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:11pm steveo:

surprisingly musical
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:12pm Webhamster Henry:

So when I was at college in 1974, there was a guy in my class, Phil Crevier, who wrote a little program to print all possible combinations of the 12 tone scale, called Sadist Factory, and he played it in relays on the organ for 3 days.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:12pm david w:

chresti, hi! anything with more than one note is a chord.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:12pm Sem:

OK, ready for the Chord Calatogue.

Hello, David, Ruth, the Ridgewood cadre, and all.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:14pm david w:

Welcome Sem, And Henry... but Tom Johnson does it in two hours, what's the dif do you imagine?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:15pm steveo:

@henry: wacky-parsed as "Phil Clavier"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:16pm chresti:

that's as far as my understanding goes-I may play chords without awareness of their identity
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:18pm david w:

@chresti: as long as your time is good, the notes take a back seat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:18pm chresti:

that's a lot of 5 note chords!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:19pm Webhamster Henry:

He had done that the year before though.

If you like chord catalogues, Warren Burt has a similar piece: Why Don't Jazzpersons
Use These Chords? which is all just intervals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:21pm chresti:

jazzpersons! ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:24pm Webhamster Henry:

Also, my iOs app Enumero is about counting, and it can go through all possible permutations of, in its case, a diatonic scale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:24pm steveo:

here is a pdf that johnson made of some of the chords, showing the pattern written out in musical notation

www.editions75.com...
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:25pm david w:

Poor Tom had to do it by hand. You ca look at his chart and notes here: roulette.org...
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:29pm northguineahills:

No! I missed the first 30 mins due to work, and now I really need to go to lunch, and I love bob ashley!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:30pm david w:

have a titanically delicious lunch, ngh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:31pm steveo:

same, but no ice in your beverage, please
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 3:37pm Webhamster Henry:

Read this story about this piece:

www.poetryfoundation.org...
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:42pm david w:

Wow on that link. I had no idea...
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:44pm still b/p:

Mashup with Elizabeth Clair Prophet calls and invocations in tongues would be nice. Though can't say if Ashley would think so.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 3:46pm david w:

Nice. Ashley did benefit from numerous collaborations, so, maybe.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:04pm Sem:

@Webhmster Henry at 3:37: thanks for the link. What a story.
  Wed. 10/17/18 4:08pm Gary via app:

Howdy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, David (and Ruth!) and Ridgewoodians, far and dear!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:10pm david w:

Hello Gary, hello Doug. Delighted!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:16pm Stanley:

Yep! And I've been listening, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:17pm chresti:

very much likes very, John Barton Wolgamot
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:17pm Rich in Washington:

I have a book all about the propagation of sound waves and echolocation. It's got one of the loveliest titles for a science book I've ever read: The Echoes of Bats and Men.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:17pm david w:

No more mouses, as promised.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:20pm Rich in Washington:

That Elizabeth Claire Prophet would go well with this chord catalog, as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:21pm steveo:

annaka rennina annaka rennina
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:23pm david w:

Hey, Rich! Everybody is doing research today and dreaming up angles. That's what all these pieces are meant to stimulate, I believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:27pm chresti:

www.undergroundfilmjournal.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:29pm chresti:

animation for echoes bats and men
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:40pm david w:

Thanks to chresti and Rich for info and art about echolocation. I'm very curious about both of these.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:43pm northguineahills:

I saw Gordon Mumma twice in the 20 noughts, I'd love to see him in 73 (i wasn't born yet, so, I might need a time machine, but this will do now)>
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:47pm david w:

All of the Sonic Arts Union cats (except Ashley who passed) are now in their 80s so... its a thing.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:53pm Mary Wing:

I just saw the auction items downstairs, they are AMAZING!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:55pm chresti:

Thanks david!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:55pm david w:

Mary Wing is next! Kenzo is lost in space!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:56pm Sem:

Been a mind-altering listen this PM. Thank you, one and all. See you later.
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:56pm david w:

Thanks chresti and all for above and beyond1
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:57pm david w:

beyond! beyond! You can re-align now, Sem...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/17/18 4:57pm steveo:

thanks ridgewoodians! yes a very stimulating & enjoyable show
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:58pm david w:

Always glad to have you around steveo!
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 4:59pm Mary Wing:

David, are you playing on this track?
Avatar Wed. 10/17/18 5:00pm david w:

I am.
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