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june 12 1996 issue copyright http://www.sfbayguardian.com/AnE/96_06/061296aesid.html: SF BAY GUARDIAN: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT : RECORDED MILLS-RELATED MUSIC 384w

A very selective discography By Derk Richardson

Compilations

Various artists, Music from Mills (Mills College). The definitive anthology up to 1986, with selections by Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Dave Brubeck, Anthony Braxton, Maggi Payne, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Morton Subotnick, and others. A three-LP set available from Mills.

Various artists, Music from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (Centaur). Featuring the music of John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tom Erbe, Maggi Payne, and Alvin Curran.

Artists associated with or who recorded at Mills

Robert Ashley, Improvement: An Opera for Television (Elektra Nonesuch).

John Bischoff and Tim Perkis, Artificial Horizon: Music for New Software Instruments (Artifact).

Anthony Braxton, Piano Quartet (Music & Arts). First fruits of Braxton's piano studies, with Marty Erlich on reeds.

Chris Brown, Lava (Tzadik). An electro-acoustic masterwork for brass, percussion, and live electronics.

John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes (Music & Arts). Definitive performances by Julie Steinberg (forthcoming).

Marilyn Crispell, Live at Mills College, 1995 (Music & Arts). Solo improvised piano.

Alvin Curran, Animal Behavior (Tzadik). Title composition performed on sampler, plus "Why Is This Night Different Than All Other Nights?" performed on violin, accordion, tuba, piano, and percussion.

Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Wolleson, JunkGenius. (Knitting Factory Works). Riotously revamped bebop standards.

Lou Harrison, La Koro Sutro (New Albion). Performed by American Gamelan, the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio, and others.

The Hub, Wreckin' Ball (Artifact). Live computer network music by Mark Trayle, Phil Stone, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, and Tim Perkis, plus Alvin Curran and Rova.

Miya Masaoka, Compositions/Improvisations (AsianImprov).

Larry Ochs, The Secret Magritte (Black Saint). Recorded at Mills with Rova, Lisle Ellis, Barry Guy, Marilyn Crispell, and William Winant.

Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, and Panaiotis, Deep Listening (New Albion). Computer-enhanced acoustic-electro trance music played on accordion, trombone, shells, and electronics and recorded in a concrete cistern.

Terry Riley, In C: 25th Anniversary Concert (New Albion). Featuring Chris Brown, Kronos Quartet, William Winant, Ramon Sender, Henry Kaiser, and others.

Room, Hall of Mirrors (Music & Arts). Saxophone, vibes, percussion, piano, and electronics, by Larry Ochs, William Winant, Chris Brown.

Glenn Spearman Double Trio, The Fields (Black Saint). Spearman on saxophone with Larry Ochs, Chris Brown, Lisle Ellis, Donald Robinson, and William Winant.


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