Malcolm Goldstein – Early Electronic / Tape Collage Music LP



“this lp includes some of the seminal electronic / tape collage pieces by malcolm goldstien, created in close connection to the new york pre-fluxus environment of the early 1960s. goldstein, first working at the columbia-princeton electronic music center, then joining the judson dance theater with dancers, musicians, poets, and visual artists all interacting in the common ground of improvisation / exploration. featuring “sheep meadow” (1966), a collage of two musics, folk & court music; “images of cheng hsieh” (1967), for a dance by carol marcy at judson church, simultaneously with an instrumental ensemble performing from the calligraphic graphic score. “it seemed to me” (1963) was composed for a dance by arlene rothlein, a collage of traditional musics chosen by her to be incorporated with electronic sounds. “judson #6 piece” (1963) was for ruth emerson, using only electronic sounds. “illuminations from fantastic gardens” (1964), the only composition for a vocal ensemble on this recording, was composed for elaine summers’ “an evening of fantastic gardens”, a multi-media event of dance, music, film and visual projections, as part of the judson dance theater concerts. edition limited to 350 copies, also including a 12 page large booklet with the reproduction of the complete “illuminations from fantastic gardens” graphic score.”


> Alga Marghen