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Burst (Signed First Edition)

Burst (Signed First Edition)

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Burst (Signed First Edition)

by James Dashow (composer); Jack Kerouac (text)

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Rome: G. Ricordi, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Maggie - the direct cause of this piece. / With thanx! [sic] / James / 28 March, 1972 / Roma." Printed musical score, reproduced from the composer's original manuscript score.

An early pioneer of computer music, James Dashow is also a composer of electro-acoustic music and opera. "Burst!" is a piece for soprano, with electronic accompaniment, and text from Jack Kerouac's 1965 novel "Desolation Angels." OCLC locates a single copy, and the piece is not listed in the Charters Kerouac bibliography, nor the Bradford Morrow catalog of the Walter Reuben collection.

19.5 x 13.5 inches. Six leaves, bound with a plastic comb binding in wrappers. Comb binding cracked and chipped, with some teeth missing. Wrappers lightly faded and soiled, pages lightly toned. Very Good overall.


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Burst (Signed First Edition)
James Dashow (composer); Jack Kerouac (text)
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Music | Sheet Music | Beat Literature and Interest | Counterculture | Avant-garde | Experimental Music | Computers and Mathematics
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