Ed Tywoniak Thesis Concert program notes may 1983 390w



I FOR (1979) For solo acoustic guitar. Composed for and inspired by the birth of my daughter, Danae, in June of 1979.

II Falling Out: A Prologue (1983) Dedicated to Ronald Reagan For tape musick and dance. Choreography by: Katherine Mezur Susan Fetcho Ghost Dancers: Tom Armour Caroline Armour

This is an adaptation of a prologue to a multi-media performance work written by Katherine Mezur entitled Falling Out. The piece chronicles the fears we all have (or should have) about the nuclear nightmare we live with daily. Falling Out is part of a two-part performance work called Last Resorts which is being performed throughout the Bay Area during the latter part of this month. Following are dates and locations of that performance:

Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14 at 8:30 pm 8th Street Studio, 2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA.

Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 pm Point Reyes Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station, CA.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 27, 28 & 29 at 8:30 pm Capp Street Studio Space, 238 Capp St., San Francisco, CA.

III SYNCH II (1983) For Multi-Instruments & Computerized Slides

Synch is a new performance group comprised of Chris Brown, Tom Nunn, Chuck Thurston and Ed Tywoniak. The debut performances of this ensemble took place last month in San Francisco. The music involves a non-hierarchical improvisational structure used to score the multi-image projections of visual artist Chuck Thurston.


Chuck Thurston became involved with visual media as a painter but has since been exploring the use of computerized multi-projections as a means of layering and juxtaposing imagery. Chuck is on the faculty of San Francisco City College where he teaches multi-image production.


The staff, faculty and students at The Center For Contemporary Music for inspiration above and beyond the call of duty.

Scott Gresham-Lancaster for being a techno-slave at the right place at the right time.

Katherine Mezur and Susan Fetcho for their time when they had no time to give.

All my friends both old and new for being so supportive.

My wife Linda and daughter Danae for their amazing amount of patience.

And finally, my mother, for making me and subsequently all this possible.

Happy Mothers Day To All You Mothers!

Typed by Cheryl Vega 8-15-95