in hmsl mostly from
polansky (note: some of these pieces have been released
on cd in
other versions, and are described in the article "Live
Interactive Computer Music in HMSL, 1984-1992," Computer Music Journal,
Nick Didkovsky and LP
Experimental Intermedia Foundation, 12/13/91
This was probably the premiere of Slippers...
(we only did it a few times, but a
slightly edited version is
released on The
Time is Now
CD), and 3
Slippers... is described in the CMJ
article on "Live ...
Music in HMSL..." (and is co-written by me and
Improvisations... used an
Amiga-based, pretty flexible software delay
system I wrote in HMSL that
died with the Amiga. 51 Melodies
has Leo Ciesa on drums, Greg Anderson on bass.
Didkovsky and LP
with Greg Anderson and Leo Ciesa
Mobius, Boston, 1/28,29/93
electric guitar, three percussionists, 4 computer (1 master, 3
"slaves"), several samplers. Trio Le Cirque, percussion; LP,
guitar. Koln, Germany, June 17, 1994. Commissioned and recorded by
WDR Koln, and the Basel Conservatory Electronic Music Studio.
at the Koln Computer Music Festival.
This piece was performed once. It involved a fair amount of
(4 computers, samplers, a lot of percussion), and is
difficult. The HMSL code was complex as well, with one
controlling the playback of three other computers, and also
real-time generated notation instructions to the players. I've never
had the opportunity to do it again, and problably won't now that
is gone. There
is, however, a stand-alone score (theoretically the piece can be
as an instrumental work, with the addition of keyboard instruments
I've never written about this piece, nor has anyone ever heard it
from those who attended the concert and any broadcasts it's had on
WDR (which I don't know about).
The WDR recorded it in the afternoon. They have, as far as I know,
only master tape. We performed it in the evening. This mp3 is a copy
the cassette they gave me, which I believe was of the
session. The recording is quite live, and "roomy", and I don't
think the sound balance in the room was ever quite right from a
reinforcement point of view (there were mics on all the insruments).
This is an mp3 of a dub.
Experimental Intermedia Foundation,
5/20/88 (this may have been a duet,
dogs bark, ... Part
2. (collaboration with
Melody Sumner and John Bischoff). Experimental
Jody Diamond doing Melody's spoken part.
is in two parts, but the performance was
(This concert was a bit infamous, in that half of the concert (17
Simple Melodies ... and B'rey'sheet)
work, because of the
intense cold and voltage spikes blowing out a home-brew A->D
converter I had. The EIF concert above had those latter pieces, and
jokingly referred to it as the "world's longest intermission".)
Downtown Ensemble Concert, 6/7/90. LP, computer. Peter Zummo,
Daniel Goode, clarinet. These pieces were written for this concert,
only performed a few more times (at Darmstadt, at Telluride, maybe
other places). They are perhaps my favorite live HMSL pieces from
period. 17 Simple Melodies of the Same Length
Studio recordings, Daniel Goode, P.A.S.S Harvestworks, NYC, around
1990. "2 versions of the piece with 2 computer versions each" (that
the piece is broken up out of its normal performance sequence, but
not exactly sure, anymore, what these files are). Dub from cassette
which is a dub from F-1 audio. Not exactly sure what the first
is (appears to have clarinet with the MIDI response part...).
Chris Bobrowski, horn. March 2, 1990, live concert, Mills CCM. Dub
cassette which is dub from DAT. I think that this version is
significantly different from the version on my Artifact CD Simple
Harmonic Motion, in that it was done with a couple of
using live HMSL software (whereas the CD used HMSL to generate a
Another live performance
of Horn, recorded badly
(overmodulated), but nice performance, from Experimental Intermedia
Foundation, 4/29/90. This was a concert with Nick Didkovsky, and
a trio version of Simple Actions
(Part 1, Part 2) with LP,
and Chris Bobrowski, as well as a piece for guitar and computer
called Duet (one of
a series of
pieces I wrote for me and Nick and HMSL).
RPI, 1/31/96. I did several long solo improvisations using the TWLM software, before realizing
shorter studies that appeared on the CD Hallways.
This one was preceded by a long spoken
introduction about the piece.