early Houston works, 1981-1989, sound
selected sound performances, concerts, installations at Lawndale, University of Houston, early 1980's
Eleven In A Row
Eleven In A Row

1982 program for performance at the Lawndale Annex

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New Audio Works
New Audio Works

1983 with Dean Chachere flyer for performance

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untitled
untitled

drawing by Wes Hicks 1982 drawing of performance set up for concert by Michael Galbreth at the Lawndale Annex graphite, varnish on paper 18 x 24 in.

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Sound Works, 1981-1984
Sound Works, 1981-1984

1984 installation for masters thesis exhibition, Blaffer Gallery

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Sound Works, 1981-1984
Sound Works, 1981-1984

1984 program for masters thesis exhibition, Blaffer Gallery

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A Concert
A Concert

1984 program for performance at DiverseWorks for "A Concert: New Music Forum of Houston"

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Patterns of Energy
Patterns of Energy

1984 performance at DiverseWorks for "A Concert: New Music Forum of Houston" music for tape, video, and live crickets

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Us 'R Toys
Us 'R Toys

1984 performance at DiverseWorks for "A Concert: New Music Forum of Houston" music for tape, amplified toys performed by Brenda Davidson, Art Heisenberg, Hank Jansen, Michael Galbreth

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Machine Language Speakeasy
Machine Language Speakeasy

1984 performance at DiverseWorks for "A Concert: New Music Forum of Houston" music for tape, live electronics broadcast from mouth speakers

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A Concert - New Music Forum of Houston, 1984, DiverseWorks
A Concert - New Music Forum of Houston
1984, DiverseWorks
live performance broadcast on 
KPFT 90.1 FM radio
 excerpt  - 3:46
 
Public_News_New_music_form_review_84.jpg
performance review
Public News, 1984
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New Sound Works, DiverseWorks, 1985
Michael Galbreth: New Sound Works
Michael Galbreth: New Sound Works

1985 program evening of performance at DiverseWorks

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Cacophony Symphony
Cacophony Symphony

1985 New Sound Works evening of performance at DiverseWorks

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Cacophony Symphony
Cacophony Symphony

1985 New Sound Works evening of performance at DiverseWorks Part 1: The Analytic Aria "Tunecoat" (radio coat) Sharon Tewes, soprano

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Cacophony Symphony
Cacophony Symphony

1985 New Sound Works evening of performance at DiverseWorks Deborah Moore: "Knot Playing Music" flute performance with boxing gloves

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Kant Play Music
Kant Play Music

1985 New Sound Works evening of performance at DiverseWorks Peter Miccocci (aka Art Heisenberg) - mask Hank Jensen: "Knot Playing Violin" violin, gagged and tied

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Excommunication_Theory_Olin_sm
Excommunication_Theory_Olin_sm

1985 New Sound Works evening of performance at DiverseWorks "Ex-communication Theory: Musical Crime #4) Ken Gray on speaker phone in Alaska reading text from Immanuel Kant Olin Calk on rifle, shoots telephone

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untitled
untitled

1983 presentation of sound works on Scott Sommers' "The Avant Garde," KPFT 90.1 radio with Dean Chachere, Peter Miccocci (aka Art Heisenberg)

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Soprano Improviso Manifesto
Soprano Improviso Manifesto

1984 with Ken Gray in Alaska Art Heisenberg, Brenda Davidson, Hank Jansen in Houston sound from live performance in Anchorage is sent via telephone to Houston where it is processed and returned to Alaska and rebroadcast live creating a "continental sound loop"

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Shredded Signals
Shredded Signals

1985 poster for evening of performance at DiverseWorks

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New Music
New Music

1985 program for concert at Blaffer Gallery (original program)

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8th Annual Electronic Music Conce
8th Annual Electronic Music Conce

1985 program for concert

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selected various sound presentations, programs, early 1980's
Mikes Open Mike
Mikes Open Mike

1986 with mask and "Tunecoat" radio coat host for series of "salon de refuses" concerts for New Music America, 1986

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Mike's Open Mike
Mike's Open Mike

1986 advertisement for series of "salon de refuses" concerts for New Music America, 1986

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Mike's Open Mike
Mike's Open Mike

1986 program for series of "salon de refuses" concerts for New Music America, 1986

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Mike's Open Mike, New Music America 1986
selected music scores
Telikon
Telikon

1981 music score for performance 6 x 9 in.

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Patterns of Energy
Patterns of Energy

1984 score for performance plastic crickets on music score sheet 12 x 9 in.

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Machine Language Speak Easy
Machine Language Speak Easy

1984 photocopy on music score sheet 12 x 9 in.

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Us 'R Toys
Us 'R Toys

1984 score for performance collage on music score sheet 12 x 9 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled
untitled

1985 graphite on music score sheet 11 x 8.5 in.

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Ex-communication Theory
Ex-communication Theory

Musical Crime #4 1985 photocopy on musical score sheet 12 x 9 in.

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Phone On Fire
Phone On Fire

1985 photocopy on musical score sheet 12 x 9 in.

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Alter Eargo
Alter Eargo

1986 typewriter and collage on paper 11 x 8.5 in.

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Hearing Is Believing #1
Hearing Is Believing #1

Primal Theory 1986 computer print/laser copy 11 x 8.5 in.

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Hearing Is Believing #3
Hearing Is Believing #3

The Collapse of Jones Hall 1986 computer print/laser copy 11 x 8.5 in.

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Hearing Is Believing #4
Hearing Is Believing #4

Meese Schmeese 1986 computer print/laser copy 11 x 8.5 in.

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Hearing Is Believing #5
Hearing Is Believing #5

Burning Desire 1986 computer print/laser copy 11 x 8.5 in.

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Hearing Is Believing #7
Hearing Is Believing #7

Political Music 1986 computer print/laser copy 11 x 8.5 in.

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untitled #1
untitled #1

1988 graphite, pastel, charcoal, colored pencil on music score sheet 12 x 9 in. (shown: cover and inside)

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untitled #3
untitled #3

1988 torn music score sheet with cellophane tape 12 x 9 in. (shown: cover and inside)

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untitled #6
untitled #6

tree music for Pauline Oliveros 1988 graphite music score sheet with string 12 x 9 in. (shown: cover and inside)

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untitled #4
untitled #4

plant music 1988 graphite on music score sheet under potted plant 12 x 9 in.

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Music for Walter Hopps
Music for Walter Hopps

1988 graphite on music score sheet 5 x7 in. (shown: cover and inside)

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Catastrophe Theory #25
Catastrophe Theory #25

Love/Hate Relationship With the Audience 1988 graphite on music score sheet 5 x7 in. (shown: cover and inside)

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Catastrophe Theory #25
Catastrophe Theory #25

Rat Trap 1988 graphite on music score sheet in rat trap .5 x 10 x 7 in. overall

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Destruction Symphony #1 for the Buffalo Bayou
Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

For Buffalo Bayou in Twenty Five Movements to be performed throughout the 20th Century 1987 score 26 pages in folder 12 x 9 in., edition of five

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

1987 score cover folder, front 12 x 9 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

1987 score title page 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

First Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Second Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Third Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Fourth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Fifth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Sixth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Seventh Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Eighth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Ninth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Tenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Eleventh Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Twelfth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Thirteenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Fourteenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Fifteenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Sixteenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Seventeenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Eighteenth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Nineteenth Movement1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Twentieth Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Twenty First Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Twenty Second Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Twenty Third Movement 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

Finale 1987 score 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1
Destruction Symphony #1

1987 score end page 11 x 8.5 in.

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Destruction Symphony #1 for the Buffalo Bayou
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selected sound works
The Analytic of the Aesthetic Judgement by Immanuael Kant - Six Phases, Second Development 
1981, excerpt
Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Judgement" read by Robert Poindexter. Voice processed through vocorder and synthesizer. Recorded in the sound studio of John Shoemaker, Odessa, Texas
Compressed Merle Haggard
1983
Birds
1983. excerpt
Bleak
1982, excerpt
The entire song "My Woman Loves the Devil Out of Me" is compressed into.3 seconds.
Excerpt from sound installation of six tape players installed at the Blaffer Gallery courtyard, University of Houston.
Title derived by combining the words "blow" and "break" which is what was done with glass for the sound. Music for scientific glass tube (Bert Samples), breaking fluorescent tubes (Jack Massing) and tape.  Recorded in the 3rd exhibition bay, Lawndale Annex.
Four Sound Seconds (x 2 x 4)
1984, :37
29.734048, -95.303313, 12:10 PM, 10/1/84
How To Listen To Music
1981, excerpt
AT&T and Me
1983, excerpt
I, Orbiting
1984, excerpt
Saxophony
1983, excerpt
Multitracked voice of the host of a late night call-in AM radio show originating from California.
Music for Vic-20 computer as keyboard, recorded messages from AT&T operator, The tones are the numbers 9216185 played on the computer.  The numbers were my phone number.
Music for plastic tube, Casio VL-1, found NASA tapes.  The tones are the numbers 9216185 played on the computer.  Sound for "The Vernal Transaction," a simultaneous performance with Ken Gray from Alaska celebrating the vernal equinox. Performed at Lawndale Annex.
Music for saxophone and tape.  Saxophone  by Don LeBlanc. Performed at Lawndale Annex. Title by Don LeBlanc references his inability to play the saxophone "correctly."
Massa-Massa Turba-Turbah Boppa-Boppa Bah-Bah
1982, excerpt
Voice chanting by Bert Samples.  Voice manipulated by tape echoes and sound on sound technique.
Operation No. 1
Recording of the sound operations of a VIC-20 computer using random number generators. Tones, pitch, sound, length determined by the computer.
Information Sutra
1984, excerpt
Computer generated voice reading from the Buddhist "Heart Sutra" with cliché chant.