The classic experimental music band, The Glass Orchestra, performs in 1979 with the original members. Eric Cadesky, Paul Hodge, John Kuypers, Miguel Frasconi, and Marvin Green. An excerpt from the CBC-TV show "Music to See."
Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs "Our Lady of Late" at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado on July 23, 1975. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.
Recording from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archives on The Internet Archive. Image above sourced from "Radical Glass Music #3" on continuo's weblog
This record presents music emerging out of simple mechanical processes. The machine configurations employed are shown in the accompanying diagrams. Most of the tracks use uniformly moving sabre saws with ropes or flexible metal rods attached. The standing waves created in these attachments hit the strings of electric guitars. On track B4, a rotating metal brush operates directly on a guitar string. All pieces are autonomously played by the machines, without human control or interference.
All pieces recorded by the composer, September 1981- March 1982, at Apollo House, Eindhoven, except B$ recorded by Mark Abbott, April 1980, at WKCR-FM 89.9, Columbia University, New York. Mastered by Roland Smits and Theo van Eenbergen, July 1982, at 'Rauchende Colts', Nuenen.
Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions/ October 31, 2014