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Robert AshleyAutomatic Writing

Label:Lovely Music, Ltd. – LCD 1002
Format:
CD, Album, Reissue
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Experimental

Tracklist

1Automatic Writing
Electronics, Synthesizer [Polymoog], Producer, Recorded By, Mixed ByRobert Ashley
Mixed By [Mixing Assistance]Rich LePage
Technician [Switching Circuit Designed And Built By]Paul DeMarinis
Translated By [French Translation]Monsa Norberg
Words ByRobert Ashley
46:00
2Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon
Recorded By [Cynthia Liddell]Robert Ashley
Vocals [Singers]Barbara Lloyd, Mary Ashley, Mary Lucier
Voice [Speaker]Cynthia Liddell
10:14
3She Was A Visitor
Directed By [Director]Alvin Lucier
5:54
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Credits

Notes

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A mix of the monologue and electronics was used in the video tape composition, "Title Withdrawn" (from "Music with Roots in the Aether: video portraits of composers and their music") by Robert Ashley.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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Automatic Writing (LP, Album)Lovely Music, Ltd., Vital RecordsVR 1002US1979
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Automatic Writing (CD, Album, Reissue)Lovely Music, Ltd.LCD 1002US1996
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Automatic Writing (LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Lovely Music, Ltd.LML 1002US2019
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Automatic Writing (3×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, VBR)Lovely Music (2)noneUS2019
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Automatic Writing (CD, Album, Reissue)Lovely Music, Ltd.LCD 1002US2020

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