ASHLEY, ROBERT: Automatic Writing
Made in 1979 this a quiet, decentred piece, electronic for the most part (organ, Moog, electronics) with fragmentary involuntary speech. In his nicely pitched notes he relates this to Tourette's syndrome. Here also are two extracts from two other vocally based works made a decade earlier, 'Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon' for speaker, singers and bells and 'She was a Visitor' for many voices, humming and droning with a needle-stuck speaker. Important historic recordings.