Our fourth program starts off with a previously unreleased cut from the
popular GRAMMATRON soundtrack. This particular cut, "The Czech Dreambook,"
is excerpted from the Prague-23 section of the
GRAMMATRON story and was published earlier in the journal Fiction
International. After this reading, the rest of the program features a
composition from Robert Constable called SPIT TAKE. Constable is currently
director of the Slavin Electronic Studio at the New College located at
the University of South Florida. For more information, you can reach the
artist at the website for the BONK
SPIT TAKE is composed around a 'found' sound source. The source is a recording
(virtually unedited) which was in a telephone answering machine purchased
at a thrift store. It appears to document about 24 hours of a persons
life which, by any standards, would be considered private. Constable was
very interested in the idea of music that could make the listener feel
somewhat unclean. The instrumental parts are aleatoric in that they are
given much freedom in instrumentation and style. Their parts consist of
a transcript of the tape, and they take queues from certain words and
actions on the tape. Their two main tasks are to compliment the words
on the tape part and to obliterate most of the names and telephone numbers.
0:00-0:08 Station I.D.
0:08-8:01 The Czech Dreambook (Mark Amerika and DJ Jon-Jon)
8:01-31:32 Spit Take (Robert Constable)