Allen, Terry: Reunion:
A Return to Juarez (1992)
A Texas sailor, a Mexican prostitute, a Mexican-born
pachuco (gangster), and his girl friend move in violent motion through
the modern-day American West.
Allyn, Jerri: Angels
Have Been Sent to Me (1991)
Poignant and humerous stories about Allyn's
ninety-year old immigrant grandmother, Maria Alverez, and her cronies
in a critical care home.
Mental Radio (1994)
Classic radiophonic proto-rap with America's
lost practitioner of text-sound composition.
Apple, Jacki: One
Word at a Time (1994)
The Traveler "clicks" through twenty three "stories" set in sonic spaces
that shape a virtual journey exploring consciousness, life, art, language,
the universe, and the whole ball of wax....
Carnahan, Melody Sumner
and Sonami, Laetitia:
A musical drama about two powerful women who
come under each other's influence, thereby releasing unconscious contents.
Curran, Alvin: A
Beginner's Guide to Attracting Birds (1995)
A tone poem for radio in which the sound of
high-tension wires in the wind, the elusive musical hums of the Bay
of La Speza (Italy), and many other sounds undergo gradual and continuous
digital transformation into the sound of voices.
Davies, Sheila: What
Is the Matter in Amy Glennon? (1989)
A magnificent postmodern alchemical opus: the
story of a woman who lightens her scientific background with the darkness
of mythological philosophy.
Eckert, Rinde: Four
Songs Lost in a Wall (1995)
An elaborate multi-vocal and instrumental piece
based on the story of the famous eighteenth-century castrato Carlo Broschi
Galás, Diamanda: Schrei
(Scream) 27 (1994)
Several short performances over the space of
twenty-seven minutes alternating extreme high-energy vocal work with
Hirsch, Shelley: O
Little Town of East New York (1992)
An autobiographical docu-musical about growing
up in the ethnically diverse neighborhood of East New York in the 60s
.With the artist in top-notch vocal form.
Jones, Lisa and Rogers, Alva:
A fury of passion, then a sudden loss and all
that's left is the music. A woman is haunted by music she associates
with a lover who disappeared without explanation at the height of their
Joyce, Don and Negativland:
"The gun and the Bible carved this nation out
of the wilderness," a man exclaims. A dense, pulsing "action song" whose
verses deal with America's intimate relationship with firearms.
Morelock, William: Sims
A young man and his family, an old man and his
town, and a story about "trying to recover from the dislocations of
life lived through the filters of expectation and regret."
Moss, David: Conjure
A dizzying stew of music and narrative based
on texts by Italian writer and Nobel prize winner, Italo Calvino.
Skibell, Harris: Exchange
Musical dialogues between the violin, a symbol
of the world of European art music, and the Stock Exchange, a powerful
American symbol of the world whose business is business, in which distinctions
Swearingen, Donald: Salvation
at 1 A.M. (1991)
A carefully crafted work that takes its inspiration
from the myriad of promotional programming on late night cable television.
Thorington, Helen: North
A North Country mystery based on the discovery
of an unidentified skeleton near a lake in upstate New York.
Whitehead, Gregory: Shake,
Rattle and Roll (1992)
A personal history inscribed in a technical
history. The artist's desire to electrocute himself under the delusion
that he will then somehow be able to fly.
Z, Pamela: Parts
of Speech (1995)
A cohesive audio environment that deals with
words as propaganda, words as mantra, words as poetry, words as authority
and words as music.