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I never miscue a record. I am punctual, well-prepared, and dislike clutter. Outgoing and helpful, I'm always appropriately dressed. I do not behave erratically and have excellent penmanship. My CD's never skip, and I am in good health. I like all the notes, in any order.

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Options January 9, 2009

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Artist Track Album Comments
Robert Ashley  Automatic Writing   Options Automatic Writing   
Alvin Lucier  excerpt from "Dr.Chicago"   Options   1st in a trio of hilarious George Manupelli films, starring composer Alvin Lucier & Robert Ashley's then wife, Mary Ashley. Pauline Oliveros shows up, too. Lucier's extemporaneous rambling would crack the crew up so bad that for some scenes, they literally had to leave the room as soon as the camera started rolling to avoid wasting film. Manupelli's finally put together a 3-dvd set himself. $50 directly from him: http://georgemanupelli.com 
Alvin Lucier  Music for Piano with Magnetic Strings   Options Theme  Lois Svard and electromagnets 
Gordon Monahan  This Piano Thing   Options    
Somei Satoh  Litania   Options Hymn for the Sun   
Györgi Ligeti  Coloana fara sfarsit   Options   robot piano (Jürgen Hocker) 
Györgi Ligeti  L'escalier du diable   Options   robot piano (Jürgen Hcker) 
Toshi Ichiyanagi  Piano Media   Options   meat piano (Aki Takahashi) 
Aldo Clementi  B.A.C.H.   Options   harpsichordling, Elisabeth Chojnacka 
Aldo Clementi  Replica B.A.C.H.   Options   harpsichordling, Elisabeth Chojnacka 
Luciano Berio  Chemins III   Options    
Bernard Alois Zimmerman  Photoptosis   Options    
Barre Phillips  May Be I Can Sing It for You   Options    

Listener comments!

  Fri. 1/9/09 12:09pm north guinea hills:

i just picked up 4 lps (out of 7)of the extended edition of private parts (robert ashley) last month. very awesome stuff.
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:13pm bryce:

nice! (except for the missing 3 records part)

robert ashley marathon coming up at La Mama (new stuff), starting next thur: http://www.lamama.org
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:18pm north guinea hills:

oh site, i almost forgot about the ashley marathon. thanks for reminding me.

one side of the private parts set i got sounds like kompakt minimal techno, and it was recorded in 1979...
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:18pm Chuck7:

Dang it Bryce you are my fave dj of all time, and some of my best friends are djs. And the pic on your dj site is WEIRD and, and,...
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:28pm bryce:

huh, some of my most reviled archenemies are DJs.... holy crap, chuck7 i owe you $40,000. do you accept copper bullion?

ngh, dying to hear the whole 7 lp bizniz! spent the last 10 minutes licking the internet for a trace....
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:33pm north guinea hills:

i found the private parts lps at eat recs in greenpoint. unfortunately, they didn't have the whole collection.

i already had the cd version, but it's just 1 lp worth of the whole collection.

i'll be playing parts of said private parts on free103point9.org on jan 27 (7pm-9pm) on radio ruido's show.

thanks again for playing automatic writing, it's been a near decade since i last listened to it.
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:42pm matt:

Do you have a particular favorite Ashley piece?
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:43pm Cecile:

I should have stoled that out of the rekkid library at the station I used to work at, but i'm glad I didn't or I would have been one of THOSE DJs.
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:50pm annie:

the worst i ever did as thief/dj was to take the cds that never got played. then i played them on my show but kept them with me. there was the free bucket... not alot to write home to mom about there..
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:53pm Bad Ronald:

I lifted "London Town" from a record store.

Ah, now I feel better...
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:55pm north guinea hills:

i, on the other hand, have probably had more then 125 records stolen from me while dj'ing.

i guess i was never too careful.
  Fri. 1/9/09 12:59pm dc pat:

I'm listening to this while Réveil des Oiseaux by Messiaen plays in the background. It sounds great.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:06pm annie:

i feel your pain NGH
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:08pm Cecile:

and let's not talk about friends and family who LOSE records you loan them.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:08pm bryce:

daaaah i'm blinded by golden light!

matt, he's done so much intense stuff, esp. if you can set aside the time to sink into a long piece. "automatic writing" can't be beat for otherworldliness....
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:13pm ?:

Some of these titles!

Music with roots in the aether
Still and moving lines of silence in families of hyperbolas

looking at this web site:

  Fri. 1/9/09 1:14pm chuck7:

You should my dj friends.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:19pm annie:

was wondering if anyone has done the water-crystal research with ashley's music.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:22pm zedprophfer:

  Fri. 1/9/09 1:26pm Cecile:

keep that piano crap comin'
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:26pm and the Mysterians:

Would be interested in hearing this one if you've got it:

David Rosenboom:

How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed On The Pilgrims (1969, released 1978), for unspecified instruments

  Fri. 1/9/09 1:27pm Cecile:

can we request some conlon nancarrow?
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:27pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:28pm Hugo:

Cecile, yes we can!
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:28pm Melissa:

This has been a FANTASTIC show so far. thanks so much. Great curating !!!
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:32pm zedprophfer:

it's sad that piano teachers never teach you how to play like this on a piano. :(
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:33pm Cecile:

I mean, Zed. I'd still be at it if they did.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:34pm Hugo:

For this, you don't need a teacher ...
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:34pm bryce:

i'll teach you! but you must pay me in försterkäse.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:36pm bryce:

let me tell you, melissa, it's hard work punching 2 buttons an hour, holy shit.

hugo, don't think we have that one! i'll check, tho.....
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:36pm annie:

would it be overzealous to say"I LOVE THIS SHIT!" ??
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:37pm Hugo:

piano as percussive device ...
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:39pm zedprophfer:

piano drummer
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:40pm dc pat:

let's not forget people that a piano IS in fact a percussion instrument..
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:42pm Parq:

Bryce, if anyone's up to the gruelling technical demands of airing a show like this, you are.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:46pm bryce:

i'm actually standing across the street, pushing the buttons with a 230-foot rod made of taped-together string cheese snacks.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:46pm Hugo:

Pushing two buttons per hour is much harder work than pushing one button per hour ...
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:47pm bryce:

that's right, especially in a flaming walrus suit.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:48pm Hugo:

Indeed ...
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:56pm Gregg Jarvis:

Bryce- do you have Hans Bennink's drum solo on drum kit constructed of cheese wheels and close miked???
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:57pm still b/p:

Carpenters on radio at low volume here singing Top of the World while Monahan makes happen at slightly louder volume. Something so right.
  Fri. 1/9/09 1:58pm dc pat:

right on, still b/p.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:02pm annie:

it's very surreal this whole live-talk comments list. the dj can see the comments, respond to them; yet has to remember that the whole city is listening as well. we, on the other hand are out here listening and commenting and taking phone calls and typing in other various chat-boxes... sometimes i get them mixed up and think i am talking with someone in the comments here..very surreal. so many levels ... i love it.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:05pm bryce:

Welcome to
Lower Kooksburg

pop. 12
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:06pm annie:

harpo is madly applauding!
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:09pm zedprophfer:

somei satoh has 50 fingers, 10 hands, laser sight, and eagle wings.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:11pm bryce:

yet he still has time to cook an award-winning risotto.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:14pm Matt:

I know requests are annoying, but any harpsichord?
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:14pm eric:

what ligeti piece is this?!?! please...
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:15pm Bad Ronald:

Yes, I've got my Donald Duck costume on and am sitting in a vat of jello... Ooops wrong chat-box!
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:19pm still b/p:

I know that chat room...for Congressmen, it's called "House Boys". You a rep, BR?
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:20pm Bad Ronald:

  Fri. 1/9/09 2:22pm still b/p:

  Fri. 1/9/09 2:22pm JJZ:

A coworker just complained about Piano Media, which surprised me a bit.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:22pm bryce:

toss in a grip and i'll order the prosecco
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:24pm annie:

the marx brothers were way ahead of their time..
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:25pm paulthepostman:

...a little risky milking to this one.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:28pm Ike:

Milking what? Or whom?
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:28pm still b/p:

Bong Action Certainly Helps....si, Aldo?
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:29pm paulthepostman:

coworking! see JJZ.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:34pm bryce:


actually, that's a good point. which 20th century composers would be most at home, say, pullin a gravity?...
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:42pm Matt:

Thank you!
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:44pm ?:

Is the title of that Aldo Clementi album really "harpsichordling, Elisabeth Chojnacka"? I only ask because I have been trying to find anything about it online, and I'm getting nothing at all. Thank you.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:49pm bryce:

oh shit, sorry! the album is actually by Elisabeth Chojnacka, called "Clavecin d'Aujourd'hui." came out on Erato in '77

if you can track it down, there's also a really intense Luc Ferrari piece on there for harpsi and tape, "Musique Socialiste ?".
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:50pm ?:

haha, excellent. thanks so much for the new info. great sounding show today, really!
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:58pm bryce:

to all people:

eat poorly for one week. Thank you.
  Fri. 1/9/09 2:59pm fishmonkeystew:

Thanks for another killer show, Bryce!
  Fri. 1/9/09 3:00pm annie:

word up i did that last week bryce!!
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