Soundviews: Sources (1990)

Soundviews: Sources (What Next? WN001, 90 minutes cassette only)
‘A survey of extra-musical sound work, ca. late 1980s, from a series of radio programs produced by Jeffrey Bartone. Brief excerpts of sound sculpture, environmental sound, installations, new instruments, text, interviews, etc.’ (source)

01 Annea Lockwood ‘A sound map of the Hudson river’ (2:13)
02 Mary & Bill Buchen ‘Harmonic Compass’ (1:32)
03 Stephan Von Huene ‘Totem Tone #2’ (1:07)
04 Karen McPherson ‘A pond at dusk’ (2:03)
05 Julius ‘Music in the air’ (2:11)
06 Hildegard Westerkamp Interview (1:20)
07 Hildegard Westerkamp ‘A walk through the city’ (3:30)
08 Andrej Zdravic ‘Cicadas ‘Head’ dance’ (2:32)
09 Bill Fontana ‘Landscape sculpture with foghorns’ (2:21)
10 Richard Lerman Interview (1:13)
11 Richard Lerman ‘Brass screen and bronze screen’ (2:35)
12 Brigitta Bertoia Interview (1:13)
13 Harry Bertoia ‘Energizing’ (2:33)
14 Jim Pomeroy ‘Mozart’s moog’ (2:04)
15 Doug Hollis Interview (1:33)
16 Doug Hollis ‘A sound garden’ (2:29)
17 Dr. Frederick Scarf ‘Voyager II: Uranus fly by’ (1:02)
18 David Behrman & George Lewis ‘Installation for Parc de La Villette’ (2:25)
19 Snapshot ‘Evening sounds in Albion, Michigan’ (2:29)
20 Gordon Monahan ‘Speaker swinging’ (3:03)
21 Charlemagne Palestine ‘Carillon concert’ (4:00)
22 KAOS jingle (0:24)

01 Bernard Bashet, Michel Deneuve & Alain Dumont ‘Extrait d’Resurgence’ (2:09)
02 Paul Panhuysen & Johan Goedhart ‘Jan Huygen I’ (1:17)
03 Liz Phillips Interview (1:17)
04 Liz Phillips ‘Windspun for Minneapolis’ (1:57)
05 Leif Brush ‘Teleconstructs III’ (2:26)
06 Ron Konzak ‘Interview’ (1:05)
07 Ron Konzak ‘Giant Puget Sound Windharp’ (2:09)
08 Bart Hopkins ‘Disorderly Tumbling forth’ (1:42)
09 Susan Stone ‘House with a view’ (3:23)
10 Jeffrey Bartone ‘Sky Concert’ (2:31)
11 Ellen Fullman ‘Immigration’ (1:45)
12 Pauline Oliveros, Linda Montano, Tom Jare ‘No more fear’ (2:17)
13 Carl Stone ‘Kuk II Kwan’ (3:13)
14 John Cage Interview (2:25)
15 Robert Rutman ‘Something to reflect the misery of our world…’ (2:29)
16 Ellen Zweig ‘She travelled the landscape’ (1:15)
17 Peter Richards ‘Wave Organ’ (2:07)
18 Paul DeMarinis & David Behrman ‘Sound Fountain’ (2:42)
19 Annea Lockwood ‘Interview’ (1:53)
20 Alvin Curran ‘Maritime Rites’ (2:47)
21 Tony Schwartz ‘Factory Whistle Carols’ (1:35)

A perfect introduction to the world of sound ecology as seen from the US. All today’s big names are here, mostly with excerpts from longer works now fully documented on CD, but hardly available at the time. A few names, though, would be hard to track down on CD as of today: Mary & Bill Buchen, Stephan Von Huene, Karen McPherson, Andrej Zdravic, Doug Hollis, Liz Philips, Leif Brush, Ron Konzak, Ellen Zweig, Peter Richards, Tony Schwartz. Furthermore, I assume the Pauline Oliveiros, Ellen Fullman, David Behrman and Paul Panhuysen tracks are unavailable elsewhere.

This sampler is all very ‘west coast’ sounding: spacey, open to the elements, involving wind and sea, open to exotic cultures, building instruments and processing sound through natural elements.

A 90mn k7 squeezed into a 90Mb file, complete with 42 pages color booklet scanned in hi res PDF document.

11 Responses to “Soundviews: Sources (1990)”

  1. 1 bravojuju October 2, 2007 at 11:48 am

    interesting project you have here. good luck for this. keep the good work. linked you at juju.

  2. 2 continuo October 3, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks for reciprocating the linking, Juju. Feels good!

  3. 3 doroskedeho October 15, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Hi! great blog!!
    I request tony Schwartz records.
    thank you for recommend good sounds.

  4. 4 continuo October 15, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Oh yes! Me too, I’m seeking Tony Schwartz records! What I’ve found yet was available on the net. Here are some links:

    – ‘Nancy’s Voice’ by Tony Schwartz :[]

    – A whole show with some Tony Schwartz:

    – Some info and LP covers:

    – Ditto:

    Thanks for visiting Continuo, doroskedeho.

  5. 5 doroskedeho October 26, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    late message .. I’m sorry
    Thank you for good infomation of Tony Schwartz!
    hurray you to get more great emviromental sounds.. and tony’ mp3 :)
    and i wanna listen those.. :0

  6. 7 vaubu April 14, 2008 at 2:42 am

    I remember this thing trembling in my hands the day it came in the mail from Non-Sequitor. I wrote to Brigitta Bertoia and requested designs for some of the Bertoia instruments. She replied “oh no, we don’t do that sort of thing”. On another note; what a delight to see the reissue of Alvin Curran’s “Maritime Rites” a couple of years ago. Thanks continuo!

  7. 8 vaubu June 18, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Tony Schwartz died the other day (june 25th) What an amazing body of work he put together!

  8. 9 continuo June 18, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Sad news, indeed. He passed away the 15th of June, 2008, aged 84..

  9. 10 Andrew Schulman September 25, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Could you refresh the link?

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