Roger Reynolds: from behind the unreasoning mask (Vinyl)

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...from behind the unreasoning mask
by Roger Reynolds

Other composers on the recording:
Pau Chihara
Chou Wen-Chung
Earl Kim

Liner notes: Tom Johnson

Primary Artist(s): Miles Anderson, Trombone; Tom Raney, Percussion; Roger Reynolds, Assistant percussion

Label: New World NW237

Dates of recording: 1977

Recording: Carson Taylor

An interplay between a four-channel tape and live performers who respond in diverse ways to the prerecorded sounds and to each other. Imitation, contradiction, and independence variously guide the performers in an evolving strategy for penetrating the growing authority of the tape. The tape is the metaphoric "mask". The title comes from The Quarterdeck chapter of Melville's Moby Dick.

Roger Reynolds