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Chronological List of All Works

<1971 - 1998><1998 - 2000, Rhythmiconic Sections><2000 - 2002>
<2002 - 2003, The Ancient Chinese Enclosing Game><2003 - 2004>
<2004 - 2006, Jocks><2005 - 2011><2011 - 2013, Interior Landscape>
<2013><2014 -, Geezertronics>
<format note><usage note>
Click the title for information about the work.
 

1971 - 1998

Jocks [with Mark Mooney] 1971 approx 3 hours
Back to the Foundry 1993 6:00
Questa Regione Produce Molti Elefanti 1994 5:42
Socialism Democracy and Moon Pies 1994 7:39
The Stone Falling 1994 16:03
They'll Get Over It 1994 6:24
Dig the Hipster 1995 pt 1: 5:58, pt 2: 4:04, pt 3: 3:31
(This is Not) Propaganda 1995 4:56
Famous People in Water 1996 12:00
Jump and Dance 1996 3:57
Patented Whitening Agent 1997 4:05
Night of the Violet Ray 1997 8:00
WorkPayObey 1997 9:00   Listen LISTEN
All the Way with LBJ 1998 7:40   Listen LISTEN

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1998 - 2000

The RhythmiconRhythmiconic Sections

1) Albert's Bicycle 0:14
2) Tape Worm Trap 0:28
3) Wave Motion Machine 0:42   Listen LISTEN
4) Malfunction 54 0:56   Listen LISTEN
5) Lift Service Temporarily Suspended 1:10
6) Nearly Behaving Badly 1:24
7) Cave Rescue Apparatus 1:38
8) The Garbanzo Poem 1:52   Listen LISTEN
9) Great Gift Idea! 2:06
10) Accidental TV 2:20
11) The Turnip Session 2:34
12) Mammals in Love 2:48
13) Poodles in Distress 3:02
14) The Llama Strut 3:16   Listen LISTEN
15) The Sensitive Mule 3:30
16) Pork with Ham 3:44   Listen LISTEN
17) The Circassian Chicken Dispute 3:58
18) Head Roll Compensation 4:12
19) Screws in Their Shoes 4:26   Listen LISTEN
20) Wave Motion Machine II 4:40
21) Maxine's Buzz 4:54
22) Dead Umbrellas 5:08
23) Violation: Time Expired 5:22   Listen LISTEN
24) The Moving Walk Is Nearing Its End 5:36

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2000 - 2002

Drawing Frogs 2000 3:44
The Fowl Lizard 2000 8:51
American Lives and Property 2001 16:30
Dogs Working in Respirators 2001 12:00
New Traffic Patterns
(Road Work, pt.1)
2001 8:00   Listen LISTEN
Expect Delays
(Road Work, pt.2)
2001 8:00   Listen LISTEN
Be Prepared to Stop
(Road Work, pt.3)
2001 8:00
Positions of Effective Proximity 2002 6:00   Listen LISTEN
The Influence of the Nickelodeons 2002 5:35   Listen LISTEN
Spin Cycle 2002 7:00   Listen LISTEN

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2002 - 2003

Ancient Chinese Enclosing Game
The following compositions are extractions from The Ancient Chinese Enclosing Game Compositional Matrix. Compositions are extracted from the matrix using a variety of pseudo-random operations.

 
Matrix 1: For the first use of the matrix all sounds were derived from readings from the text of an unpublished novel, The Ancient Chinese Enclosing Game, which depicts a time when the game was played in earnest. With one exception, titles relate to the music at the discretion of the listener.

1st Extraction: Sufficiency of Evidence 2002 3:00   Listen LISTEN
2nd Extraction: Studs Gone Bad 2002 4:00
3rd Extraction: Slow Danger 2002 5:00
4th Extraction: Heartbeat, Seabeat, Earthbeat 2002 8:00
5th Extraction: City of Rodents 2002 6:00
6th Extraction: Perfect Grooming 2002 7:00

 

Matrix 2: For the second use of the matrix all sounds were synthesized. Except for 4th and 5th extractions, the titles of the pieces were inspired by films in the Unseen Cinema series.

1st Extraction: Interpolated Footage 2002 3:12
2nd Extraction: A Mile Below the Cows 2002 4:48
3rd Extraction: End of the System 2002 6:24
4th Extraction: Direction of Gravity 2002 8:00   Listen LISTEN
5th Extraction: Ducks in Motion 2003 1:00

 

Matrix 3: For the third use of the matrix most sounds were derived from recordings of a pin dropped onto a metal cookie sheet. Ambient sounds recorded from 5:30-6:30 am on a midsummer morning were edited and highly processed for one of the matrix layers. The inspiration for this iteration came from a preponderance of pieces at a recent conference composed in a "wall of noise" style. What happened to dynamic range? How about some quiet works!

1st Extraction: Exotic Fruits 2003 1:00
2nd Extraction: Hopheads with Icepicks 2003 3:00   Listen LISTEN
3rd Extraction: Dogs on the Ground 2003 5:00
4th Extraction: Vehicles in Sync 2003 7:00
5th Extraction: Pin Drop 2003 8:00

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2003 - 2004

Birthday 2003 5:00   Listen LISTEN
Final Assurances 2003 8:00
Why Do You Want to Come to Santa Barbara Graduate School? 2004 7:59
WMD: Naming Names 2004 6:55

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2004 - 2006

  Jocks
The following compositions are from Jocks: a fixed music opera in the fourth person for disintegrating tape and digital audio workstation. See the Jocks page for details.

Jocks entire work
Recording: Jocks, private release with 60 page illustrated book.
Broadcast: art@radio, WMBC, Baltimore, February 18, 2007

Pregame Show: Five Is Going to Do It 2004 6:00   Listen LISTEN
Kickoff: Adverse Conditions 2006 1:00
First Quarter: They're All a Bunch of Jocks 2005 10:00 Listen LISTEN
Commercial 1: Shoo Fly 2005 1:00   Listen LISTEN
Second Quarter: The Third Team 2005 6:00
Commercial Break: Pro Rata Guarantee 2005 3:00
Half Time Intermission: T. Watkins 2005 8:00   Listen LISTEN
Commercial Break: There's That Fly Again 2005 2:00   Listen LISTEN
Third Quarter: Flags and Whistles 2005 12:00
Commercial Break: They're Having an Ambush Here 2005 3:00
Fourth Quarter: Time Is a Factor 2006 6:00   Listen LISTEN
Post Game Show: The Fourth Person 2006 6:00
Post Game Analysis: Jump and Dance 1996 3:57 [Though composed earlier, this work is included on the Jocks recording.]

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2005 - 2011

Kalvos & Damian RadioArt Project: An invitational compilation of works with commentary and some messing around created for Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar. 2005 59:39
Catacoustics 2005 1:00
Chasers 2005 10:08
The Worm's Turn 2005 1:43
Hairpin 2006 1:00
Pivot Seal and Gasket 2006 6:47
Wheel 2007 1:00   Listen LISTEN
A Little Noise Goes a Long Way 2007 5:48   Listen LISTEN
What's Absent Is Present 2007 8:33
Olbum's Furniture 2008 7:33   Listen LISTEN
Facts about Air, Part 1 2008 1:00 [Combined version of pt 1 and pt 2, 7:21]
Grant Us Peace 2008 7:32
Snow 2009 8:32   Listen LISTEN
Facts about Air, Part 2 2009 6:26 [Combined version of pt 1 and pt 2, 7:21]
Velvet Head Arrangement 2009 6:00   Listen LISTEN
Hard Count 2009 1:00
Christmas in Hanoi 2011 7:42   Listen LISTEN

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2011 - 2013

  Interior Landscape
The full length composition is Interior Landscape, a one hour, seven
second work. The shorter pieces are modified concert versions of various
sections of the long work. See the Interior Landscape page for details.

Interior Landscape 2013 1:00:07
Elevation (60X60 Version) 2012 1:00
At the Hot Dog Dam (Concert Version) 2012 7:51   Listen LISTEN
Can't Get There from Here (Concert Version) 2013 3:53   Listen LISTEN
Parade Fade (Concert Version) 2013 10:03   Listen LISTEN
Clack 2013 8:34   Listen LISTEN

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2013

Additional Information 2013 2:00
Wild Man [treatment of poem by David Adès] 2013 3:25   Listen LISTEN
Bizarre Bazaar 2013 9:15   Listen LISTEN
Hey! 2014 1:30

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2014 -

  Geezertronics
Some music for the old folks. See the Geezertronics page for details.

Geezertronics 2014 10:00   Listen LISTEN
Working in the Nut Factory 2014 10:00
Geezer on Acid 2015 10:00   Listen LISTEN
18th on a Single Speed 2015 10:00   Listen LISTEN
Deliriously Happy, Fully Insured 2015 10:00   Listen LISTEN
Quiet Is Requested 2015 10:00
 

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