David Gunn [composer, writer, isosogist]


Best of the Bazaar
 sound collages (1995-2006)
From the “Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar” weekly radio program. Each Besto consists of “listenable snippets” transformed into newly composed collages of interview comments and music from five consecutive shows. The attentive listener (ha) will discern recurring thematic material. This link to the Bazaar’s archived website contains Bestos 1 through 83. No. 84, the special Cooler in the Shade version, will be there soon.
4 overdubbed recorders (1974)
Part of a large multimedia piece called “Passage” that students and faculty of San Francisco State University performed underneath and on the Golden Gate Bridge to memorialize the 500 persons who had (by late 1974) jumped off the bridge. (Phew, I don’t get any more pensive than this!)
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Written for a Vox Novus 60×60 concert in Munich whose extra cheery theme was “Oppression & Totalitarianism.”
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four-track tape (1975)
Written a few months after Incubus, Circe shares that tune’s melancholy. It also features the only recorded documentation of my harmolin, an autoharp-like fretless instrument that was subsequently purloined from a Columbus, Ohio apartment. Also featured are Killer and Astrosynarce, The Miracle Synthesizer, played by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz and myself. For no money.
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Written for a 2006 Vox Novus 60×60 composition competition (the piece could be no longer than sixty seconds). The original, lengthier text, with documentary photograph, is here.
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des fourmis dans mes pantalons
Written for a 2008 Vox Novus 60×60 competition. For the record, I swiped the first fifty-eight seconds from The Charlie Jump, an incidental tune for Ray Bradbury’s “Green Town.” The final second comes from another source somewhere on this page.
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