This Anthology reflects the CCM passing scene, which included faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as invited guests who perform in concerts or present lecture/demonstrations sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Music. This is the scene I saw daily during my two years as a grad student at CCM. My introduction was provided by director Robert Ashley on my first day at Mills. "What we have here is a summer camp for composers," he said. Since then I've said the CCM offered me the only adult education I've ever received. "Music Worker's Camp" is perhaps a better description.
BREAK GLASS IN CASE OF FIRE was open to contribution from all the different groups who contributed to life at the Center. The contributors list, drawn from past concert programs, alumnae lists, and so on, was posted for about a month at the Center and additional names were added by consensus. Each person on this final list was asked for other names, and offered one to four pages in the Anthology. The works submitted need not have been composed or performed at the Center. Expense limited the format to black and white materials, and photographs were paid for by the individual artists themselves.
BREAK GLASS IN CASE OF FIRE is not a complete picture of CCM. It is not all-inclusive. But it does present the range of diversity and the creativity which passes through the CCM hallway.
I would like to thank: Robert Ashley David Behrman Nick Bertoni Jack Briece Dennis Dieterich Bill Farley Rich Gold Mimi Johnson Pat Kelley Robin Kirck Marina LaPalma Merry Luskin Margaret Lyon Terry Riley Bob Sheff Michael Sheridan and Vera Fasso and Val Lounkin of the Mills College Stenographic Bureau without whose help this project would have been unthinkable.
Bob Davis, C.C.M. class of '77
TABLE OF CONTENTS...
Bob Ashley FORWARD
Bob Davis Editor's Prologue
Robin Kirck/Marina LaPalma The Center is a Hallway
ARTIST'S NAME *TITLE OR DESCRIPTION OF WORK (descriptions in parentheses are those of the editor)
Kathy Acker *A Map or My Dreams I don't know what or who's happening
Actual Poetry Review Andrei Codrescu Darrell Gray G.P. Skratz *Seven Collaborative Works
Peg Ahrens *"I Can't Move"...
Andrew Aldrich *(Astrological chart of CCM "Seed Idea")
Richard Alpert *"Marker" (Video performance for two people)
Charles Amirkhanian *ANOTHER NORTHER
Beth Anderson *"He is not afraid of marrying me..." "He said" "CRACKERS AND CHECKERS"
Robert Ashley *"Are babies afraid of short sounds?"
Larry Austin/Charles Ringness *TABLEAUX VIVANTES
Ken Beckman *(Letter to "Ken Beckman") (Letter to "Dearest Puce")
David Behrman *(Harmony board circuit for CLOUD MUSIC)
Russell Merrill Beesley *(Letter to "Dear President White")
Jacques Bekaert *streets of new york Scratch piece for a living statue with electric guitar
Christopher Berg *Sonatina for clarinet and piano
John Bischoff *Piano Social "A momentary tuning of environmental sounds"
Tony Blase *Paul and Charles
John Bowie *Artificial lady selling artificial flowers description
Don Buchla *Harmonic Pendulum Video Mirror IV Keyboard Encounter
Warren Burt *Hebraic Variations We can't call it Prelude to Naples
Don Cardoza *Always Is
Joel Chadabe *A mesostic for John Cage
Rhys Chatham *GYNECOLOGISTS THE
Barney Childs *Organ piece
Patrick Clancy *Paseo Video
James Bash Cuno *The Confession of John Vorster
Kate Craig *Flying Leopard
Bob Davis Ron Giteck *B'raishis: Prefatory Song
Bob Davis *Seven Favorite Folk Songs in D
Alex Dea *Marbles
David Doty *(Intonation Table)
Eva Sisters Terri Hanlon (with eva type) *Activity Interrupt Device or It Happens Everyday
Fern Friedman (EVA TONE) *SEX TEXTS
William Farley *Two CCM poster designs
Vivian Fine *Concerto for piano strings & percussion for one performer
Hollis Frampton *TRIO
Frank French *("Graphic" score for flutes, clarinet, violin, and cello)
Jon Gibson *Table of Numbers For EQUAL DISTRIBUTION A Composition For Solo Flute
James Gillerman *"Rationale: For Michelle" "(The idea in this piece is music as trees)" "Rationale: Gravitation and confronting perversity
S.J. Glebow *Toward the Vanishing Point -- Interruption, in Monotone
Anthony J. Gnazzo *Dark Space
Rich Gold *Notes on the Happiness of the Suburbs
Bob Gonsalves *"Walk into a room"
Bruce Hale *(Anthology project letters)
Doug Hall *DOUG HALL GOES TO WASHINGTON
Phil Harmonic *WEATHER
Robert Haven *"Beginning Music"
James Hobart *An Alphabet Chant
Jim Horton *"Two lines are sounded at any moment..." "I. Our culture is committed to..."
William Jackson *(CELLAR-M Poster) Days in January Shotwell Street
J. Jasmine (aka Jacqueline Humbert) David Charles Rosenboom *ANDROGYNY
Tom Johnson *Four Excerpts from Imaginary Music (Reprinted with permission) 47. Cyclical Variations 67. Changes 85. One note for four instruments 97. Tremulo
Paul Kalbach *Keep from Freezing Music for antique synthesizer & multiplexed aeolean systems
Patricia Kelley *Piano Solo from "This Time" "If you can't dance..."
Robin Kirck *(Photo with phones and David Behrman)
Jill Kroeson *"And she saw that someone had climbed that wall..."
Ron Kuivila *Notes/Performance Pieces
Joan La Barbara *One-Note Internal Resonance Investigation "Circular Song"
Tim Lambert *Crystal Stomp
Marina LaPalma *"Nothing protects me..." "When it rains..."
Stephen Laub *"My mother once told me..."
Gerald Lindahl *From Form
Phil Loarie *"Blue waves..." "Video loses sync..."
Alvin Lucier *BIRD AND PERSON DYNING
Franke Mann *When Strikes the Scorpion!
George Manupelli *Do the Wrath
Gordon Mumma *Seizure Receipt
Paul Nash *Antiphonal & Keyed Voices
Tom Nixon *La bossu a l'ascension d'aerostat Baby needs a new pair of shoes Dry Arrangement "Knowing it faced the same..."
NOVAK *"Electrons travel at a quizzical pace"
PAT OLESZKO/pat oleszko *TWO DISTINCT VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT
Pauline Oliveros *Water Event
Maggi Payne *Transparencies (15ips Master Transfer)
Ron Pellegrino *IN PRAISE OF DREAMS: A MUSIC REVERIE
Liz Phillips *Interactive Sound Fields
Jan Pusina *Decay/Least quanta of action Photo by Krysia
Paul Robinson/Rich Gold *NEWTON'S NIGHTMARE - COMO UNBOUND
Alice Rollins *INTERVIEW WITH SAM ASHLEY
Steve Reich *"Six Pianos..." (Reprinted with permission from Steve Reich on Music
Megan Roberts *Applause for Small People -- A Pygmatic Function
Frederick Rzewski *NOTHING CHANGES
Valerie Samson *MONTAGE: A Journey Through Youth
Willoughby Sharp *(Letter to "Dearest Kelly")
Robert Sheff *TWO GUYS/A TLELKINESIS PIECE
Charles Shere *MANIFESTO from VOIE LACTEE David Simons *The World Will Never Know
Danny Sofer *Communion with the Sun
Allen Strange *UNCLE ERHARD MUSIC OF DOD
Serge Tcherepinin *(Blank sheet)
David Tudor *MICROPHONE
Keith Walker *"Molly picks up a Greek"
Paul Wilson *AN ALTERNATIVE TO INDOCTRINATED AUTOMOTIVE AESTHETICISM
Phil Winsor *KYRIE ELEISON
betty siu junn wong *POSSIBLE MUSIC FOR A SILENT WORLD
Tom Zahuranec *MUSIC FOR UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRY & YANKEE DOLLAR BILL
Typed by Cheryl Vega 8-8-95