source: music of the avant garde #5

In 2014 I was given an extremely generous gift by a composer friend: a set of the rare SOURCE: MUSIC OF THE AVANT GARDE magazines. In pouring over Issue Number 5 (January 1969), I happened upon a 6" square of cassette tape glued onto page 31 along with the following instructions:

jon hassell MAP2

It turned out the piece was by a young composer named Jon Hassell.

jon hassell MAP2

Since I routinely hack personal cassette players in order to make "readers" for my SONIC FABRIC (a textile woven from audiocassette tape recorded with collages of sound), I just happened to have on hand just the device needed to "play" Mr. Hassell's 1969 piece:

 

jon hassell map2

jon hassell map2

jon hassell map2

jon hassell map2

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