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Re: Lee Howard checking in with David van T.

okay...got the message...i forgot david is a drummer...how silly of me....wow...what an impressive list of work david has involved himself with....I stand humbled....sorry for the intrusion. Excellent resume, pal.

lee howard

lee howard wrote:

David van Tiegham???? Where have been hiding? I loved your work from the laurie
anderson records, and your solo work...I used to dj  in college, ( on-air,
pre-turntable-ism) and played your records all the time....would you be interested
in the possibility of playing with us? We are a sample based loop music , part
subotnick, part loop guru, part afro-celt sound system....al parts us,
TonePharaoh. Myself ( bassiste) and the main synthesist
( dwight loop) have been at this 10 years now, and have always needed a spacious
sonicist on guitar. They are hard to find. We have been exploring the merging
world of musique concrete' and the worl-soul-groove...attempting to draw it
together into a melange of trance inducding electronique....we succeed, we fail,
we contiue to experiment.
We are in the Bay area., san francisco...dwight loop ( his real name) has played
with a close friend of Laurie's in NY, and we both have played with dj
Cheb-i-sabah most recently.  Our music is built around modality, samples, and
loops....samples from cambodian freedom fighter, monks crying out their
confessions to a holy templar, muslims mulahs,kaliphs and sepphardic
chantresses....are you in NY....what  are you up to know?

Tastes of our music ( on CyberiaRecords) can be heard temporarily at
http://www.mp3.com/tonepharoah  and my site:  http://www.leehoworks.org
Dwight's  site is:  http://www.earwaves.net

would love to speak with you...at least to find out what intriguing projects
you're on to now 20 years later, and how you're poised for the 21st century.

lee howard
877.369.9849 ( toll free)

David Van Tieghem wrote:

> Hi,
> Xenakis' "Bohor 1" is one of the most incredible pieces I've ever heard.
> Does anyone know if there has been any re-release on CD of this?
> All I know of is the Nonesuch LP from the 70's which I still have.
> Xenakis' music is certainly more "mathematical" than Reich's, though "Bohor 1"
> in particular has an organic, sound-exploration quality to it that was very
> inspiring to me early in my career.
> Interestingly, and related to this list, Steve Reich's work with
> "phasing" came about more as an accidental
> discovery than as an exploration of a mathematical idea.  Before
> "Drumming" came works
> involving tape loops of identical vocal material ("It's Gonna Rain")
> on different reel-to-reel tape decks that,
> after initially starting in unison, of course drifted very slowly out
> of sync with each other.
> This idea was then applied to a live musician with tape loop ("Violin
> Phase"), and then
> musicians without tape ("Piano Phase" and "Drumming"), drifting in
> and out of sync with each other
> in an organized way.
> When I played in Steve's group in the 70's, I don't believe I ever
> actually saw a score to "Drumming" - it
> was just taught to me by example.  It was an incredible piece to play
> (as were others from that era) because you had to pay attention while
> letting yourself go to become part of the group groove - a kind of
> active trance.
> Anyway, does anything exist like a stereo Jam Man?  Or is that coming
> with the Repeater?
> Thanks!
> David Van Tieghem
> >Jon Southwood wrote:
> >
> >>  Scott,
> >>
> >>  Can't help you with the Drumming score, but if you're interested in a
> >>  musical connection with Le Corbusier, check out Iannis Xenakis.  Xenakis
> >>  actually worked with Le Corbusier for a number of years.  His
> >>  composition Metastasis is organized by the ratios of Le Corbusier's
> >>  Modulus.  Xenakis also has a couple (more recent) percussion pieces:
> >>  Pleiades (not sure of the spelling) and Rebonds.  Both are incredible,
> >>  and given his predilection for mathematics, engineering, and
> >>  architecture is bound to have some sort of mathematical thread.
> >>
> >>  If anyone hasn't heard any Xenakis, but has heard of "stochastic music"
> >>  (his term) or "granular synthesis" (originates from a section of his
> >>  book, Formalised Music), run out and listen to some of his pieces.  My
> >>  (beginning) recommendations: Metastasis, Pithoprakta, Tetora, Pleiades,
> >>  and Rebonds.  His early electronic music, which featured slowly
> >>  progressing transformation of source material might appeal to people on
> >>  this list as well.  Check out: Bohor and Concret PH.
> >>
> >>  Good luck,
> >>
> >>  Jon Southwood
> >>  gamma-ut@home.com
> >
> >thanks for the Xenakis mentions. i look forward to finding these...
> >might i also add a few of my picks?
> >
> >to wit:
> >
> >Akrata for 16 wind instruments (1964-65)
> >ST/10=1-080262 for ten instruments (1956-1962)
> >Atrees (hommage a pascal) for 10 instruments (1962)
> >Morisma-Amorisma, for piano, violin, cello, double bass (1962)
> >ST/4, for string quartet (1962)
> >Nomos Alpha, for cello (1966)
> >and i agree Bohor I and Concret P-H are musts, along with Diamorphoses...
> >
> >lance g.
> --
> Composer/Percussionist/Performer/Sound Designer
> Original Music for Film, TV, Theater, Dance & Multimedia
> david@vantieghem.com
> http://www.vantieghem.com
> http://www.mp3.com/davidvantieghem