Robert Ashley ‎– Automatic Writing

Lovely Music, Ltd. ‎– LCD 1002
CDr, Album, Factory pressed

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



Factory pressed CDr edition on Lovely Music, Ltd. with the album title in green on the front cover.

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A mix of the monologue and electronics was used in the video tape composition, Title Withdrawn (from Music with Roots in the Aether: video portraits of composers and their music) by Robert Ashley.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).

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