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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:
>     1960-63
>     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.
>     1969-71
>     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.

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