Works Grayfolded Cease Tone Beam John Oswald

Cease Tone Beam

This section of the 2CD work Grayfolded is derived entirely from concert recordings of the Grateful Dead performing what was loosely called Space. These were electronic improvisations by the group. A moderately edited 2 minute performance fragment is here displaced in an eight octave time/pitch expansion and contraction. At one brief point the first sixty minutes of the piece is contracted into a 16,384-fold time compression which transpires in a couple of seconds. In addition to Bell Speeds this is the only one of my pieces presented in these concerts that is currently available on CD.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]