Allan Bryant’s Pitch Out


Alvin Bryant was a founding member of Musica Elettronica Viva. This amazing recording of three guitars with electronics is his first solo gesture, proceeding his 1977 LP Space Guitars by a number of years. It was released with an issue of Source: Music Of The Avant-garde – one of the most important music periodicals of the 60’s and 70’s. Their 10″ releases are often regarded as high water marks in the avant-garde. Alvin Lucier’s I Am Sitting In A Room, Robert Ashley’s The Wolfman, David Behrman’s Wave Train and Alvin Curran’s Magic Carpet, all entered the world with issues of Source. Pitch Out features Barbara Bryant, Carol Plantamura, and Frederic Rzewski on guitars, and is absolutely stunning. Stop what you’re doing and give it the 18 minutes it deserves.

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