SOURCE - MUSIC OF THE AVANT GARDE #9 (Sacramento, CA: Composer/ Performer Edition, 1971).
Foolscap, oblong (27.4x35.5cm.). Comb bound, 74pp., with card covers illustrated with photographs from Anna Lockwood’s 1968 work, “Piano Burning”. Ed. Stanley Lunetta and Arthur Woodberry.
Illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams and musical scores, with additional inserts including 10 inch Source Record numbers 5 and 6 featuring work by Lowell Cross and Arrigo Lora-Totino (disc 5) and Alvin Curran and Anna Lockwood (disc 6); plus a special section on circuit diagrams (intended to “be a continuing series of technical articles aimed at readers interested in the ‘build-it-yourself’ approach to electronically generated sound”), and Nelson Howe’s “Fur Music”, with instructions for cutting and adhering the fur to the scores (“My purpose in Fur Music is to provide the participant with a situation where he may translate his tactile sensations into patterns of sound”).
The magazine’s contents feature Lowell Cross (“Musica Instrumentalis… a series of works in which visual and aural images are produced simultaneously and interdependently”, together with an insert of five colour “Score Photographs” + side A of disc 5); Arrigo Lora-Totino (“English Phonemes 1970” + side B of disc 5); Marilyn Wood and Jim Burns (“Events in Environments”, with graphics by Nelson Howe); Manford L. Eaton (“Bio-Music”); Jacques Brodier (“Reality Filter”); Ed Kobrin (“Rip Off”); Alvin Curran and Paul Klerr (“The Magic Carpet” + side A of disc 6); Anna Lockwood (“Piano Burning”, and “Tiger Balm” + side B of disc 6); and Nicolas Slonimsky (“Möbius Strip-Tease”) + ads., including for Gate 5 Records and Buchla electronic instruments, and a full page announcement of the ICES festival in London (item #110), an event organised and programmed by the editors of Source.
Vinyl records Mint in original white inner sleeves and printed outer paper sleeves (both of which have been detached from the comb binding resulting in small tears and paper loss to the ring holes), o/w Near Fine, with only faint offsetting to the pages on which Nelson Howe’s several strips of fur are attached.
The ninth issue of eleven published (one of which was a double issue), and the final issue to include vinyl records. One of 2000 copies.