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Sonorous Alchemy

by Dan Joseph

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Dan Joseph - SONOROUS ALCHEMY, C-60 cassette,
Self-released, Washington, DC, 1988

Sonorous Alchemy is a work of ambient-industrial electro-acoustic tape music composed in the late 1980s. It was the second in a three-part series of long-form home-studio works using shortwave radio, processed electric guitars, processed cello and synthesizers.

Sonorous Alchemy circulated in international cassette underground networks via artist-run distributors and stores such as Staalplaat (Amsterdam), The Generator (NYC) Sound of Pig (Long Island, NY), Front d'lest (France), and through artist-to-artist mail exchange.


released February 11, 1988

Rogelio Maxwell, cello

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Dan Joseph New York, New York

Dan Joseph is a free-lance composer based in New York City. He began his career in the early ‘80s as a drummer in the vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC and was later active in the experimental tape music underground. Moving to California in the early ‘90s, he completed his academic work at CalArts and Mills College. ... more

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