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Nice Shirts

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A multimedia "Happening"
for mixed instrumental ensemble,
rag-tag choir, overhead projector, 
AM radio,
and audience participation
Commissioned by Jung Ho Pak
for ISOMATA “New Music Week”

First performance:
February 26, 1992
The "Barn" Theater — ISOMATA

All material in this work is adapted from each of the performers' active repertoire. It is "controlled aleatoric conductor-cued group improvisation, utilizing found material" i.e., a "Happening".

Cliff Alexander/Sarah Blaschko/Eric Pahl/Tara Dutton — 
Two pianos/four hands

Petia Benkova — harpsichord
Christine Lee — double bass

Dan Carlson — violin solo
Yi Ming Gao/Erica Haskell — violin section

Merietta Oviatt — viola

Norio "Non" Hozumi* — trombone

Robin Sharp — marimba

Matt, Aimee, William, & Jerry

VIDEOGRAPHY: Ned Barrett, Scott Holme, Kristina Newhouse

Paul McGlaughlin

"Players shall wear solid colored shirts. Preferably nice ones."

*Dedicated to Norio Hozumi in memoriam.

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