CIIIGoff

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  1. Hmmm... This DOES look interesting, thanks for posting. Since the 1980's I've been using a Micronta (Radio Shack) Biofeedback Monitor to generate unique tones into various sound projects. I brought it with me to use in my performance at the Denver Noise Fest in 2010 as well -- 'twas a hit!
  2. Degenerate Art
  3. I saw the world premier of Compassion when TR played a benefit with the Tubes at Bimbos in SF in late 1980. It was just a month or two before this show that Rundgren had been robbed in his home, tied up by the robbers as they picked over his stuff, humming "I Saw The Light." I've always thought that the Healing album was created as a salve for the wounds suffered during this incident. If it had been me going through all this, I'm sure I would have created an album to help sooth the pain...
  4. Ah yes, here's a place I can respond to the Lockington interview. At this point, I'd simply say Job Well Done, Jack! The similarity of this story to Bradbury's Chronicles brings the subject close to home (got a couple of related albums in the Taped Rugs Catalog). And, of course, the salvaging and creation of instruments from non-instruments is also very near and dear to my heart. Always glad to see opportunities for the world to expand its sonic awareness. Keep spreading the news!
  5. This week's Deprogramming Center is worth a listen for all interested in new-classical and percussive orchestration. Here live on KOWS: KOWS Here any time for the next month: Deprogramming Center
  6. Well, no question that the Hillage Green Preservation Society is in full flower here. Glad to be of some service in the cause. My goodness, typing all that info about the box set must have taken a day or two or three. Rock on brothers! Keep up the good work.
  7. I guess you know that Mr. Hillage has just released a big box set which includes some unreleased System 7 stuff as well as a lot of older recordings, live stuff, remixes, etc. A few weeks back I tuned into this live interview on he did (two hours) on a little British radio station. I believe the full show is available on the link below for anyone interested, includes him playing music from people who have influenced him and lots of stuff from the box set: https://beta.mixcloud.com/interestin...llage-special/ (I hope this link still works... like I said, I heard it as it happened...) Keep up the good work, Jon, you've been sharing lots of interesting music here of late.
  8. Thanks Jack. A lot to absorb here! I'll soak it in over the coming days. Keep up the good work -- sharing the wealth of our shared roots!
  9. Harry Partch cooked up a lot of unique instruments for his various ensembles to play to execute his microtonal and other avant garde compositions. Now, with the magic of internet tech (and Macromedia Flash Player), anyone can play VIRTUAL Harry Partch instruments. Just visit the link below, go to one of the little pink boxes that contains a "play instrument" link in it. Use your computer keyboard or your mouse to play. If you have a recorder in your computer, record the results and use as desired. Many choices offered here, plus explanations from Mr. Partch himself (recorded voice). Harry Partch's Instruments
  10. Luddites like myself can't help but smile at this post. I would have loved to have heard one of those Novachord Quartet (plus organ) performances at the NY World's fair. I can only imagine what may have happened to FDR's Novachord... Thanks for the history lesson, great stuff!
  11. Genre Party by Charles Rice Goff III
  12. Roger Powell was working for ARP when this album came out -- I've got a recording with booklet of him discussing how to use an ARP Odyssey from around the time this album was released. (edit: HA, I just saw the Jack Hertz comment on the ARP Odyssey! Well, like-minded people follow the same paths sometimes, eh?....) A couple of years later he created the Powell Probe, which was an over-the-shoulder keyboard interface thing for various synths that he could use in concert (before the age of microchips started making such things more feasible). I was lucky enuf to have seen him perform many times with Rundgren, Utopia, and even with Bowie during his "Berlin" years. He's not just a synth player, but an accomplished pianist/keyboardist as well. My view is that Cosmic Furnace is his most experimental solo album, always have enjoyed this one.
  13. That's something I love about this site that you and Jack are maintaining here -- I can learn something new everyday. Nice reeds on this piece you posted here too. Good Tidings to You and Yours!
  14. JJ -- very fun to watch and listen, thanks for the good cheer. Where did you get the music for this? What I know as "Coventry Carol" is quite different sounding. I did an interpretation of it (audio only) a couple of years ago myself, actually. So in the spirit of the season, I'll share it with you here... Coventry Carol Luly Lulay
  15. Roland. I am listening to your Feb 24th lecture now. Your "sound placing" ideas remind me a lot of a sound theater in San Francisco that I used to go to often back in the 1970's and 1980's called AUDIUM. (176 speakers spread around a spherical theater space, different live mix of sounds every show, audience listens in pitch black darkness) Audium Are you familiar with this unique theater and/or Stan Shaff who designed it and performs there? Also, by any chance do you know Hessel Veldman who has been involved in Concertzender for many years now? We used to exchange tapes back in his EXART days of the 1980's. If you know him and/or see him, please pass along that Charles Goff says HELLO. Keep up the good work.
  16. I had the fortune of attending one of her listening lecturethings about 20 years ago. It was held in an old church in downtown Kansas City -- free of charge, a rare chance to interact with some of the few lovers of sound and sonic experiments here in the KC area too. All good. Somewhere in my house I have a cassette tape that retains a bit of that whole experience too -- now to the search...
  17. A small slice of Disism's performance from the Bay Area Abject And Unusual Music Festival, University of California at Berkeley, April 30, 1988. Note the "Frippertronics" style tape loop system. Video by DD Downer. I mostly gave up posting videos on YOU TUBE after the Google takeover, but I've still got a few oldies lingering there. The full performance is available in lovely audio here: Disism 4/30/88 (free streaming/downloading).
  18. ... got time for an adventure into psych psound? Taped Rugs has got the ticket pfor you. I couldn't get this archive post to embed on this site, so click HERE if safety harness has been fastened...
  19. Thanks much for the positive reinforcement Mystified, and especially THANKS for posting your remixing samples -- community is what I love most about music! Keep up the good work.
  20. Great! Sadly, Bryan is the only founder remaining at Tapegerm now, but perhaps you know that already(?). (Do I know you? -- are you friends with Tom "Regicide Bureau" Sutter in St. Louis by any chance?) Since the original Tapegerm site was dismantled a couple of years ago and replaced by the revised version, participation has declined to a bare minimum. It's really too bad, since in some ways the site used to help keep some of the old cassette culture people together -- many of whom I've remained in touch with for what seems like forever back into the 1980's. With your interest in supplying online samples for collaborating, I'd love to see you pump a new dose of life into the old place if you're so inclined. And, of course, I hope you like the little recording I did that includes some of your samples.
  21. Yes, and of course the 1980's spawned the whole world-wide experimental cassette culture, which was big enough to make the music industry (oxymoron) a little nervous at the time. Lots of those old avant garde tapes are available for the masses to hear on the internet now. Should you (or anyone) care to have a tiny audio glimpse at some of those revolutionary recordings, I did a show on the subject through Jerry Kranitz's Aural Innovations for years (earliest shows at the bottom of the page): Lo Finest
  22. Greetings from across the Missouri divide! I just used some of your samples on a new sort of lyrical "song" -- best description for the genre would be "Dream Composition" (see the notes). I posted it on the Experimental Collaboration site: Tapegerm. If you haven't heard of it before, you sadly missed the heyday by about 10 years -- but the site lives on, and you can still go there, use samples, post samples, and collaborate. I'm used some of Jack Hertz's Tapegerm samples on this piece too. Why not join up yourself? Here tis -- I hope you dig.... From The Crow's Nest
  23. This has been my primary keyboard instrument since 2010. Not very intuitive from the perspective of a learning curve, but after years of experimenting, I've found the potentials of this thing stretch far and wide. It's especially good for me, because vocals are sort of my thing. The synthesizer aspects of this are all over the place with this machine too, which is great for achieving a variety of unique sounds and rhythms. I have found that plugging record players, tape players, mp3 players, etc. into the audio inputs can create true magic as well. Here's an album I did that centers almost exclusively on the R3: Files For Smoother Louver Lovers Thanks for reviewing this JJ!
  24. I've listened a couple of times to this one today. It has a way of building up for me -- each song seems a little more interesting than its predecessor (not that the first ones are "bad", ha!) -- an adventure well worth taking. The song arrangements are exquisite, musicianship top notch from the drum arrangements to the bass lines to the often mysterious keys to the lovely guitar bits. The vocals are also well produced, and while I haven't yet absorbed all the lyrics, what I have absorbed is intriguingly phylosophic. It's indeed GREAT to have a vocal/lyrical electronic album on this site -- I wish there were more.
  25. All of you Americans out there who are going crazy because of the ever-repetitive insulting nonsense that surrounds this year's national election -- I invite you to take a Dadaist trip back to 1984's political landscape. Tomorrow, you can turn off the TV for 45 minutes and experience America's 32-Year-Old political noise with a tape loop sound collage that, at the time, was released to only a handful, but over the last few years has been rearranging the minds of hundreds. It's lo-fi with a cutting edge -- be sure to apply your safety harness before entering the time capsule. Doublespeak