The Oak Of The Golden Dreams
(New World Records - 80555) Used CD $15.00
1999 reissue of Budd’s staunch minimalist works (realized on the Buchla Electronic Music System at the California Institute of the Arts (then in Burbank) in 1970, originally released by Advance in 1971) and Maxfield’s four compositions that skitter from electronics to tape loops. The disc’s centerpiece is his 1961 “Piano Concert for David Tudor,” a twelve-minute exploration of a wired-up piano. Tiddlywinks pluck amplified strings and gyroscopes whir inside the instrument, releasing an array of sounds you never thought a piano was capable of creating.