about David Cope his work his music scores software experiments in musical intelligence


1976, baritone, electronics and ensemble (3 perc, fl, trb), Composer, 20'

"The score required that the two halves of the audience, having sung themselves hoarse in competitive choruses, be abruptly overrun by little league sports kids and flagbrandishing boy-scout troupes and that the Performing Arts Theatre be volcanically filled with billowing clouds of acrid brown smoke as a coda. As we all staggered, coughing and weeping and laughing into the sudden calm of the redwood night outside, I knew we had enjoyed an experience that was absolute rock-bottom Santa Cruz, inimitable and unrepeatable."

--Reyner Banham, Arts at Santa Cruz, Fall, 1981