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PRINT December 1999

Stephen Prina

1. Rodney Graham (“Verwandlungsmusik”) The provisional expanded to the scale of a monument.

2. Cortical Foundation Especially its 1998 “Beyond the Pink” festival, which included works by Yves Klein, Emmett Williams, La Monte Young, Charlemagne Palestine, and others.

3. My Bloody Valentine (The Roxy, LA, 1992) When the locked-groove cadential chord of the penultimate number approached the duration of twenty minutes, it was clear that a new genre of popular music had been invented that evening.

4. Gastr del Sol (Mirror Repair) My introduction to that loose confederation of musicians variously grouped as The Sea and Cake and Tortoise, as well as to Jim O’Rourke and David Grubbs. Or: I’m on my hands and knees working in my studio when Tortoise’s “Glass Museum” comes on the radio. I pause and reflect, “This is the music I should have been making all along.”

5. Tony Conrad (Slapping Pythagoras)

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