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Re: Mellotron -
Richard Zvonar wrote:
> At 11:26 AM -0500 11/2/04, David Beardsley wrote:
>> Jon Hassell? I didn't think he used electronic equipment
>> until the '70s and when he started doing it with Eno, he was
>> using a sampler.
> Here's what Jon wrote to me:
> While doing my time in the Army Band in DC (post-MM Eastman,
> working on PhD musicology at Catholic University), I used to make
> loops of chopped up bits of sustained chords at end of songs by
> the Hi-Lo's (hip harmony vocal group) and play them permutating
> against one another on 2 machines. Wound in tape score for Louis
> Tupler dance group.
> After 2-3 years in Cologne with Stockhausen, etc. was at SUNY
> Buffalo (Creative Fellowship) where I met Terry Riley (see In C
> recording) and played with him in some late night concerts (unless
> told otherwise, I do believe that I laid down the first bass line
> on a Moog in live performance?) and of course saw the 2 Revox
> delay system that he was using. Did a piece in Carnegie Recital
> Hall Series called "Goodbye Music" using essentially the same
> system playing a zither into big floaty chords which were erasing
> the previous performance.
Thanks Richard. A lot of his early history is not public knowledge.
* David Beardsley
* microtonal guitar