Tod Dockstader: Discography

STARKLAND

With over four decades in the record business, Thomas Steenland has released dozens of albums on the Starkland label, presenting world premiere recordings of over 160 works by more than 80 composers.

TOD DOCKSTADER: From the Archives (2016)

ST-226

Carefully selected by Justin H Brierley and Tom Steenland from over 4,200 sound files left behind by Dockstader after he died in 2015, these were the last pieces he composed.

http://www.starkland.com/st226/index.htm

Quatermass (1992)

ST-201

Water Music, Quatermass, and Two Moons of Quatermass.

http://www.starkland.com/st201/index.htm

Apocalypse (1993)

ST-202

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

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

From A to Z (1993)

ST-203

Excerpt from Luna Park, Part Three (from Apocalypse), Tango (from Quatermass), plus works by Paul Dresher, Joseph Kasinskas, Joseph Lukasik, Pamela Z, Barbara Imhoff, Charles Amirkhanian, and Phillip Kent Bimstein.

http://www.starkland.com/st203/index.htm

Sub Rosa

"Airwaves allow for a silence that is not dead, representing a presence even wthout a signal"

Dockstader has given up tape manipulation in favour of working with frequencies and computer composition. Unlike the cycle of 1960-65, these pieces no longer rely on interruptions, accumulations, and complex acceleration effects. Instead, we have slow, penetrating pulses that explore every corner with celestial thrills.

Sub Rosa released Tod Dockstader's Aerial in three installments during 2005, the first of which came with a cardboard sleeve in which to collect the remaining releases.

Aerial #1 (2005)

SR 223

Song, Om, Runble, Shout, Raga, Dada, Tremblar, Lala, Myst, Aw, March, Harbor, Swell, Pulse, Second Song

http://www.subrosa.net/en/catalogue/early-electronic-music/tod-dockstader.html

Aerial #2 (2005)

SR 228

Approach, Omaggio a Fellini, Pipes, Orgal, Babbel, Yaya, Ba Loon, Clocking, Wail, Bottom, Feeder, Spindrift, Surfer, Low Roller, Still, Beating, Piccolo, Wire, Knock, Wah, Aah

http://www.subrosa.net/en/catalogue/early-electronic-music/tod-dockstader_01.html

Aerial #3 (2005)

SR 233

Mutter, Wave, Descent, Voicetrain, Howl, Surge, Wheeze, CQ, Jam, Bounce, Whisper, Oh, Stomp, Harmonic, Din, Pressure, Serious Jig, Stream, Steam, Wait, Woo, Finale

http://www.subrosa.net/en/catalogue/early-electronic-music/tod-dockstader_02.html

An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 (2003)

SR 200 CD

Aerial > Song, alongside works by Autechre, Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Arcane Device, Percy Grainger, Morton Subotnick, SPK and others.

http://www.subrosa.net/

ReR MEGACORP

Bijou (with David Lee Myers) (2005)

ReR TDDM2

The second collaboration with David Lee Myers is a bit more abstract and introspective than Pond.

http://tinyurl.com/8thlm

Pond (with David Lee Myers) (2004)

ReR TDDM1

The first collaboration between Tod Dockstader and David Lee Myers, born of a long written correspondence and a mutual affection for frogs.

http://tinyurl.com/49ynl

Omniphony 1 (2002)

ReR TODD1

Reissue with a stereo version of Study No. 7 of the Eight Electronic Pieces and Past Prelude.

http://tinyurl.com/3v3lx

Ellipsis Arts

Ohm: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (2000)

CD3670

Apocalypse (part 2), alongside early electronic works by other composers including Robert Ashley, David Behrman, John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Edgard Varèse (Poème Electronique) and Iannis Xenakis. A compilation on a 3xCD box set with 90-page booklet was originally released, then re-released as a “Special Edition” which included a 2 hour DVD containing films, interviews and animations of the various artists featured on the CDs.

Mordant Music

Mordant Music as both label and artist first began to attract attention in 2006 in the then nascent Hauntology 'scene' alongside the Ghost Box label (with whom Baron Mordant, real name Ian Hicks, would go on to briefly collaborate with). These reissues of the Boosey & Hawkes records can be obtained from Mordant Music on bandcamp.

Tod Dockstader “Electronic Vol.1” vinyl/download (2015-01-26)

MM054

Tod Dockstader's synth-based library production music lives again with the first of two bulbous volumes...to this day TD remains a gargant of free-spirited nocturnal composition...shards of avant garde on the trunk line...Vibrations Inc.
A reproduction of Dockstader’s first LP of library music for Boosey & Hawkes (SBH 3073).

https://toddockstader.bandcamp.com/album/electronic-vol-1

Tod Dockstader “Electronic Vol.2” vinyl/download (2013-01-01)

MM055

MM spore the second Tod Dockstader library album salvo after the first volume took local councils by storm...1981 is the year in question this time and once again TD deploys an arsenal of synths for the Aldwych-based Boosey & Hawkes...a behemoth of the avant-garde shows the digital age how to synth-spar with aplomb...
A reproduction of Dockstader’s second LP of library music for Boosey & Hawkes (SBH 3082).

https://toddockstader.bandcamp.com/album/electronic-vol-2

Cavendish Music

Pioneers 02: Tod Dockstader (2013-06-13)

CAVCD 360

This is a reissue of material from the two LPs of library music for Boosey & Hawkes.

http://search.imagempm.com/#showcd/%7B%22cdcdkurz%22:%22CAVC0350%22%7D

Creel Pone

“Creel Pone began as the first ever reissue series for LP covers and related packaging items, with everything printed as closely as possible to exact 5/12 scale including the inserts, label ephemera, booklets. In fact everything but the LP labels and the LP itself. But almost immediately people wanted the missing element so Creel Pone began including the music inside the sleeve on a CD-Recordable. This makes the Creel Pone more expensive to produce than they are sold for; but really it's not about having anything to do with money but just a way for pure and great art both in vision & sound to prosper and be discovered anew.”
Creel Pone editions

Tod Dockstader “Electronic [SBH 3073]” compact disc recordable (2005-07-15)

Creel Pone #12

This creel pone edition includes:

  • 1 x crystal-clear resealable polypropylene cd sleeve with a green / silver foil stamp affixed to the exterior
  • 1 x hand-cut single-sided inkjet-printed card-stock insert
  • 1 x one-color inkjet-printed compact disc recordable in a high-density round-bottom cd sleeve

A reproduction of Dockstader’s first LP of library music for Boosey & Hawkes.

Tod Dockstader “Electronic [SBH 3082]” compact disc recordable (2006-10-27)

Creel Pone #62

This creel pone edition includes:

  • 1 x crystal-clear resealable polypropylene cd sleeve with a black / silver foil stamp affixed to the exterior
  • 1 x single-sided six-color inkjet-printed hand-cut glossy-photo-stock booklet
  • 1 x four-color inkjet-printed compact disc recordable in a high-density round-bottom cd sleeve

A reproduction of Dockstader’s second LP of library music for Boosey & Hawkes.

Boosey & Hawkes

The Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music Library (now Cavendish Music - www.cavendishmusic.com) contains music specifically written for use in Audio-Visual Media (advertising, television, film, corporate videos etc). It is a business to business music service that is licensed to end users at set rates controlled by a separate society, MCPS (The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society). The albums are not released commercially or sold for profit to the general public - income is generated via licensing and royalties from broadcast & airplay. SBH 3073 & SBH 3083 are old catalogue numbers for the library and would have been written and recorded to be marketed to clients and royalties collected via MCPS/PRS.

Recorded Music for Film, Radio & Television: Electronic (1979)

SBH 3073

Jigjag, Floating Up, Glider, Howl Stomp, Steam Megawatt, Snap Sail, IC Arabian, Pile Readout, Pond Dance, Holiday Meltdown, SÈance, Old Dark Clock, Soprano Aloft, Powerdown, Signal Powerdown, Snap Prance, Night Wolves, Bottle Dervish, Frog March-By, Sun Surges, Blackhole Dropout, Sundrift, Soft Aurora

Recorded Music for Film, Radio & Television: Electronic (1981)

SBH 3082

Floatdown, Snowbell Waltz, Rotary, Binary Song, Stardrift in Two, Gentle Retrieval, Ion Armada, Ion Drive, Stately 'Bones, Bellstomp, Knockwhistle, Silver Float, Chuffa, Boingo Background, Khiss Dance, A Little Quiet, Tictic, Windbuzz, in Two, Brass Slipnslide, Machine Brass, Slambrass, Soft Wow, Knockgliss

Doxy Records

Unauthorised bootlegs of the original OWL LPs

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (2014-06-02)

DOZ425

Luna Park, Apocalypse, Traveling Music.

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (2014-06-02)

DOZ426

Drone, Water Music, Two Fragments from Apocalypse.

OWL Records

Owl was originally (around 1961) 'Owl Records' when the Dockstader LPs were released. Then, later (around 1976), it became 'Owl Recording, Inc,' a nonprofit corporation. These Owl records have been sold out for some time.

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (1966)

ORLP-6

Luna Park, Apocalypse, Traveling Music.

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (1966)

ORLP-7

Drone, Water Music, Two Fragments from Apocalypse.

Organised Sound by Tod Dockstader (1966)

ORLP-8

Quatermass: Song and Lament, Tango, Parade, Flight, Second Song

Omniphony I (1966)

ORLP-11

Composed by Tod Dockstader and James Reichert.

Locust Music

Eight Electronic Pieces (2003)

LOCUST 36

Reissue of Dockstader's crucial and remarkably advanced early concrete pieces, originally released privately and then reissued by Folkways in 1961. Tod Dockstader did the analog-to-digital transfer from the original tape, and Ernst Karel mastered the recordings for CD.

http://www.locustmusic.com/dockstader.html

Smithsonian Folkways

Folkways recordings can be obtained from the Smithsonian Institute, a major nonprofit arts institution in Washington, DC. They will send cassettes or CDs of titles in their catalogue on request.

Eight Electronic Pieces (1961)

Folkways SM 3434

Dockstader's crucial and remarkably advanced early concrete pieces, originally released privately. This particular recording has been re-issued on the Locust label with new liner notes. Tod Dockstader did the analog-to-digital transfer from the original tape, and Ernst Karel mastered the recordings for the Locust CD.

http://www.folkways.si.edu/tod-dockstader/eight-electronic-pieces/contemporary/music/album/smithsonian