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PRINT December 2005

Music: Best of 2005

Stephen Vitiello

1 STEVE RODEN (ON THE BOARDS, SEATTLE, WA) As much as I enjoyed Roden’s CD Transmissions (voices of objects and skies) (Fresno Metropolitan Museum/New Plastic Music), there was something even more satisfying about watching him build loops in a live setting—not to mention observing his strange habit of singing to a table. (Roden told me, “I sing ‘into the table’ because I can’t bear the thought of singing and looking at people . . . it’s my disappearing act!”)

2 ANDREW DEUTSCH, THE SUN (AND/OAR) A CD consisting of five long tracks in which the sounds of ocean waves were filtered through digital processors. There’s an ambient quality to Deutsch’s richly textured work (he describes each piece as having no beginning or end) but not one that easily settles into a backdrop.

3 A TROVE OF ARCHIVAL PERFORMANCES BY CHARLOTTE MOORMAN (UBUWEB AT WWW.UBU.COM) I helped to gather these, but that

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