Creel Pone James Dashow "Computer Music / Musica Elettronica" (Italy) CP175 CDr
Dashow started out in the Chicagoland area, studying with J. K. Randall amongst others before heading to Italy on a Fulbright in the late 60s where he set up shop at the University of Padova & began working on some of the first Computer Music compositions in Italy as well as hosting a New Music show on RAI & authoring the MUSIC30 synthesis software package.
The first piece, "Effetti Collaterali" was realized with Hubert S. Howe's Music 4BF in 1975 & features clarinetist Philip Rehfeldt - whose Advance-label recital LPs are worth a good hard listen; "Partial Distances" was composed at the Studio di Musica Elettronica Sciadoni & despite the "Analog Electronic Music" tag was also generated via early Software Synthesis methods in 1979; the side-length "Conditional Assemblies per Nastro Magnetico" closes out the Edipan set w/ a 20-minute piece rendered via Barry Vercoe's MUSIC360.
The first bonus piece, "Second Voyage" was completed at the Centro Sonologia Computazionale in Padova in 1982 & features a John Ashberry text sung by George Shirley; finally "La Pianta da Livio" closes things out with a ferocious tape-melt etude realized at the Studio di Musica Elettronica Sciadoni in Rome - the rest of the Soundtrack is mild echo-sax romance w/ lyrical synth-drip, but that piece is pure brimstone & hellfire.
Nice glossy sheen to the booklet here; good to see Mr. P.C. C.P. up to his old tricks - clearly visible price-tag in the reproduction of the Edipan, with the art of the bonus-track LPs on the gatefold.
Handy collection of all of Composer James Dashow's early Computer Music issued in the vinyl era, including his 1982 Edipan "Computer Music / Musica Elettronica" LP, plus his track from...
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