Compositions » Traveling Music

Traveling Music was originally composed as a monaural piece (Electronic Piece No.8), It was, in effect, my Poème Élèctronique, after Varèse, and my first piece to be strictly organized with a few sound materials (instead of throwing everything in and stirring briskly, as I’d done prior to this). When I got the use of a two-track recorder, I used this piece, instead of doing a new work, so I could concentrate on teaching myself the techniques of placing sound in space (between speakers) and moving it through space - hence the title (Jackie Gleason, in his black-and-white TV days, used always to ask the pit-band conductor for “a little traveling music” to help him move across the stage).

Gong, switch arc (multiplied into antiphonal rhythms with tape-echo), one test generator, jet ‘plane, metal plate, metal bowl, voice, hollow tube, adhesive tape.

Traveling Music

Releases

Apocalypse (STARKLAND, 1993)

ST-202

Luna Park, Traveling Music, Drone, Apocalypse, Two Fragments from Apocalypse, Four Telemetry Tapes.

http://www.starkland.com/st202/index.htm

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (Doxy Records, 2014-06-02)

DOZ425

Luna Park, Apocalypse, Traveling Music.

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (OWL Records, 1966)

ORLP-6

Luna Park, Apocalypse, Traveling Music.