Totentanz and other electronic works 1958-1973

(Melon Expander) 2xCD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Warner Jepson filled over 200 reels of quarter-inch tape with electronic sounds at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, Mills College and The National Center for Experiments in Television. Some were used as soundtracks for theater productions and art films, some were heard ephemerally at art galleries, parties and happenings in the late '60s and early '70s, but only the soundtrack to Totentanz, a theater work by Carlos Carvajal, was ever released (300 copies on LP in 1971). Melon Expander's 2xCD reissue of that LP includes plenty of other pieces unheard by anyone in the past thirty years -- late '50s musique concrete experiments; rhythmic, prepared-piano-and-tape pieces; and sprawling, meditative sound paintings done on the 100 and 200 series Buchla synthesizers. With liner notes by the composer. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2008