B'rey'sheet(In the beginning...) (Cantillation Study #1)
Jody Diamond, voice, LP and Phil Burk computers (HMSL)
Four Voice Canon #3
Four Voice Canon #4
William Winant, marimbas
Four Voice Canon #5
William Winant, percussion
Four Voice Canon #6
computer homebrew sampler
Simple Actions/Rules of Compossibility (with Chris Mann)
live computer (HMSL) and voice
Psaltery (for Lou Harrison)
Notes on the pieces
THE THEORY OF IMPOSSIBLE MELODY
with PHIL BURK, JODY DIAMOND, TOM ERBE, CHRIS MANN, WILLIAM WINANT
B'rey'sheet (In the beginning...) (Cantillation Study#1) (for Jody Diamond) (13:16)
Jody Diamond, voice, Phil Burk and Larry Polansky, live computers; Tom Erbe, recording engineer. Digitally recorded live in the Mills College Concert Hall, January 1990,
FOUR VOICE CANONS #3-6
Four Voice Canon #3 computer (1:46)
Four Voice Canon #4 marimbas (4:48)
William Winant, marimba, Tom Erbe, recording, engineer
Four Voice Canon #5 percussion (3:56)
William Winant, percussion; Larry Polansky, recording engineer
Four Voice Canon #6 computer (3:23)
SIMPLE ACTIONS/RULES OF COMPOSSIBILITY Larry Polansky and Chris Mann (22:34)
Larry Polansky, live computer; Chris Mann, voice, recorded by Jeanne Parson and Andreas Mniestris, live with no overdubbing, at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music in October 1989.
PSALTERY (for Lou Harrison) (I 6:41)
Produced and recorded at the Experimental Music Studios,
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1 978, with
assistance from Mark Haag and Melissa Birch.
All pieces digitally remastered and assembled for CD by Tom Erbe and Larry Polansky at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music in January-March 1990. HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language), written by Phil Burk, Larry Polansky, and David Rosenboom, is produced and distributed by Frog Peak Music, Box 1052 Lebanon, NH 03766.
The cover is based on Larry Polansky’s Haiga: Meditation on the 14 Impossible Ternary Forms for I Wayan Sadra, “picture" of 14 three-note contours that are easily described but cannot exist. The back cover of the booklet shows the 13 complementary, possible three-note contours.
Design and cover illustrations by Michael Sumner.
Thanks to Jody Diamond and Carter Scholz for editorial assistance.
Copyright 1989 by Larry Polansky (BMI) All rights reserved