Compositions » Two Fragments from Apocalypse

Two Fragments from Apocalypse, like the Two Moons of Quatermass, were “thrown out” from the main work as it cooled and contracted (over a period of months of editing the mixes). Most “outs” end up on the floor, in ankle-deep snarls of tape, and, at the end of the day, are gathered to The Lord (in a wastebasket). But, sometimes, whole blocks have to come out because, though they’re good, they’re hurting the forward motion of the piece: they’re Digressions (I digress a lot, because I push in a lot of directions when I’m making a piece - of music or of writing). But in these cases I save them, and after the main work is complete, go back and see if they can stand alone as pieces themselves. So I hack away at them, and sometimes they just vanish: the razor blade reduces them into nothing - which tells me they weren’t pieces in the first place. These two held up under the Blade.

First Metal spring, switch arcs, metal plate

Second Generator, bell-tree, voice, piano

Two Fragments from Apocalypse - Second Fragment

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)

DOZ426

Drone, Water Music, Two Fragments from Apocalypse.

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (OWL Records, 1966)

ORLP-7

Drone, Water Music, Two Fragments from Apocalypse.