Robert Ashley ‎– Automatic Writing

Lovely Music, Ltd. ‎– LCD 1002
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1 Automatic Writing
Electronics, Synthesizer [Polymoog], Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Robert AshleyMixed By [Mixing Assistance] – Rich LePageTechnician [Switching Circuit Designed And Built By] – Paul DeMarinisTranslated By [French Translation] – Monsa NorbergVoice – Mimi Johnson (2), Robert AshleyWords By – Robert Ashley
2 Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon
Recorded By [Cynthia Liddell] – Robert AshleyVocals [Singers] – Barbara Lloyd, Mary Ashley, Mary LucierVoice [Speaker] – Cynthia Liddell
3 She Was A Visitor
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusDirected By [Director] – Alvin Lucier



Automatic Writing (1979):
Produced, recorded and mixed at The Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College (Oakland, California), The American Cultural Center (Paris, France) and Mastertone Recording Studios (New York City). Mixing assistance at Mastertone Recording Studios.
A mix of the monologue and electronics was used in the video tape composition, "Title Withdrawn" (from "Music with Roots in the Aether: video portraits of composers and their music") by Robert Ashley.

Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon (1968):
Cynthia Liddell was recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Singers and bells were recorded at Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University.
The text and recording of Cynthia Liddell's voice were excerpted from the opera, "That Morning Thing" and reorchestrated as "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon" to become the opening number of "The Wolfman Motorcity Revue", a theater work for amplified voices and tape.

She Was A Visitor (1967) is the epilogue to the opera "That Morning Thing".

Automatic Writing was originally released on LP as VR 1002.
Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon was originally released on Electric Sound, Mainstream (MS/5010).
She Was A Visitor was originally released on Extended Voices, Odyssey (32 16 0156).

On back:
Copyrights © 1967, 1968, 1979 by Robert Ashley / Visibility Music Publishers (BMI)
© ℗ 1996 Lovely Music, Ltd.

On disc:
© 1967, 1968, 1979 by Robert Ashley / Visibility Music Publishers (BMI)
℗ 1996 Lovely Music, Ltd.
Made in U.S.A.

Released in standard jewel case, with 12 pp. booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4529-51002-2 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 745295100225
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1Z06
  • Matrix / Runout: DOCdata New England LCD 1002 <02>
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • SPARS Code: AAD

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