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BREAK GLASS IN CASE OF FIRE The Anthology From The Center For Contemporary Music Edited by Bob Davis with Rich Gold Published by The Center for Contemporary Music Cover Concept: William Farley Cover Photo: Pat Kelley (c) 1978 by The Center for Contemporary Music for the Authors 1124w

EDITOR'S PROLOGUE

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


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