Various Artists

State of the Union [Atavistic]

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Produced by composer-performer Elliott Sharp, this is an incredible two-CD collection of one-minute pieces by 146 artists (poets, musicians, writers, visual artists) with proceeds from the sale going to benefit the National Coalition Against Censorship. This has been an on-going project since a similar release in 1982 on zOaR records. "Changing political, cultural and technical climate plus inspired response yields biting satire, bracing sound, sly observations."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
John Duncan 01:13 Amazon
2
Tricia Worden 00:53 Amazon
3
Ui 01:10 Amazon
4
Queen Esther 01:07 Amazon
5
Painkiller 00:58 Amazon
6 Penny Arcade 01:08 Amazon
7
Chris Haskett 01:10 Amazon
8
Anne Elliott 01:10 Amazon
9
Christine Bard / Michael Evans / Jim Pugliese 01:01 Amazon
10
Steve Piccolo 01:01 Amazon
11
Circuit Redux 01:03 Amazon
12
Jaron Lanier 01:00 Amazon
13
Maggie Estep 01:01 Amazon
14
Frank Rothkamm 01:01 Amazon
15 Happy Boy 01:01 Amazon
16
J.F. Coleman 01:04 Amazon
17
Rebecca Moore 01:13 Amazon
18
Allen Ginsberg 01:00 Amazon
19
Paul de Marinis 01:05 Amazon
20
Lenny Kaye 01:03 Amazon
21
Norman Yamada 01:02 Amazon
22 DJ Spooky 01:05 Amazon
23
Mark Helias 01:02 Amazon
24
Matthew Ostrowski 01:03 Amazon
25
Mark De Gli Antoni 01:01 Amazon
26
Pharmacy Lounge 01:10 Amazon
27
Tracie Morris 01:05 Amazon
28
Andrea Parkins 01:05 Amazon
29
Hakim Bey 00:59 Amazon
30
Reed Ghazala 00:59 Amazon
31
Sim Cain 01:24 Amazon
32
Cameron Allan / Ahrin Mishan 01:09 Amazon
33 Machine Gun 01:01 Amazon
34
Ebon Fisher 01:01 Amazon
35
The Hound 01:12 Amazon
36
Lauren Weinger 01:05 Amazon
37
DJ Olive 01:07 Amazon
38
David Weinstein 01:00 Amazon
39
Barbara Barg 00:59 Amazon
40
Borbetomagus / Voice Crack 01:03 Amazon
41 Soldier String Quartet 00:54 Amazon
42
Margot Mifflin 01:02 Amazon
43 Krackhouse 00:53 Amazon
44
Ikue Mori 00:59 Amazon
45
Anthony Coleman 00:55 Amazon
46 God Is My Co-Pilot 00:55 Amazon
47
Ngoneni Cele / Lois V. Vierk 01:06 Amazon
48
Marc Ribot 01:04 Amazon
49
Vicki Stansbury 00:57 Amazon
50
Gen Ken Montgomery 01:03 Amazon
51
Yamatsuka Eye / John Zorn 01:07 Amazon
52
David Fulton 01:05 Amazon
53
Nicholas Collins 00:52 Amazon
54 Marc Sloan 01:21 Amazon
55
John Lurie 01:04 Amazon
56
Felipe Orrego 01:04 Amazon
57
Peter Blegvad / John Greaves 01:01 Amazon
58
Diana Meckley 01:02 Amazon
59
Bill Obrecht 01:09 Amazon
60
Pulsallama 01:43 Amazon
61
Bartok Liebermann 00:35 Amazon
62
Michael Boom 00:43 Amazon
63 Squat Theatre 01:28 Amazon
64
A.C. Chubb 00:49 Amazon
65
Gerry Lindahl 00:59 Amazon
66
Arto Lindsay / Toni Nougueira 01:04 Amazon
67 Social Climbers 00:59 Amazon
68
Sonorexia 00:57 Amazon
69
Tim Wright 01:00 Amazon
70
Spalding Gray 01:23 Amazon
71
Thi-Linh Le 01:17 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Lucius Sheppard 01:01 Amazon
2
Zeena Parkins 00:55 Amazon
3
Baby Tooth 00:59 Amazon
4
Edwin Torres 01:01 Amazon
5
Heimlich Maneuver 00:59 Amazon
6 Bad Behavior 00:59 Amazon
7
Lukas Ligeti 00:59 Amazon
8
Chris Cochrane 00:57 Amazon
9
Joseph Trump 01:06 Amazon
10 Jack Womack 00:52 Amazon
11
Gary Hinesley 01:02 Amazon
12
Judy Dunaway 01:05 Amazon
13 F.I.B. 00:58 Amazon
14 Run On 00:59 Amazon
15 Dave Hofstra / Lynne Tillman 01:02 Amazon
16
Michael Lowenstern 01:12 Amazon
17
Cyrnai 01:01 Amazon
18
David Greenberger 00:55 Amazon
19
Seven Kings 01:01 Amazon
20
Theo Bleckmann 01:04 Amazon
21
Katie O'Looney 00:59 Amazon
22
Kurt Ralske 01:07 Amazon
23 Annie Gosfield 01:01 Amazon
24
Minus 01:00 Amazon
25
Peter Scherer 01:03 Amazon
26
Frank Pahl 00:57 Amazon
27
Mark Trayle 01:02 Amazon
28
Jenifer Berman 01:09 Amazon
29 Digitalis 01:00 Amazon
30
Christina Wheeler 01:04 Amazon
31
Jon Gibson 00:58 Amazon
32
Dim Sum Clip Job 01:01 Amazon
33
Tom Schmidt 01:05 Amazon
34
Ken Vandermark / Mars Williams 01:00 Amazon
35
Yuval Gabay / Tony Maimone 01:13 Amazon
36
Michael Pugliese 01:03 Amazon
37 Twisted Tutu 00:55 Amazon
38
Timber 01:02 Amazon
39
Philorene 01:00 Amazon
40
Roger Kleier 00:55 Amazon
41
Karthik Swaminathan 01:02 Amazon
42 Syd Straw 00:53 Amazon
43
David Linton 01:10 Amazon
44
Pamela Z 01:08 Amazon
45
Grafted Media Devil 00:57 Amazon
46 Mofungo 00:51 Amazon
47
Henry Kaiser 00:58 Amazon
48
Mad Arab 01:04 Amazon
49
David Shea 00:53 Amazon
50
Alex Noyes 00:59 Amazon
51
M. Doughty / Jonathan Maron / Wanda Phipps 01:03 Amazon
52
Michelle Kinney 00:58 Amazon
53
Brian Karl 00:54 Amazon
54
Sarah Boyd Blair / Lee Ann Brown 00:58 Amazon
55 A Thousand Tiny Fingers 01:08 Amazon
56
Leslie Ross 00:54 Amazon
57
Hal Willner 01:12 Amazon
58
Shelley Hirsch 00:54 Amazon
59
Christian Marclay 01:07 Amazon
60 Adele Bertei 01:16 Amazon
61
Ivan Kupala 01:09 Amazon
62
Charles K. Noyes 00:59 Amazon
63
Chris Vine 01:01 Amazon
64
Tuli Kupferberg 01:20 Amazon
65
00:03 Amazon
66
Sue Hanel 01:05 Amazon
67
Jessica Hagedorn / Lawrence "Butch" Morris / Systems Orchestra 01:13 Amazon
68
Wayne Horvitz / F.A. Nettelbeck 00:40 Amazon
69
Martin Bisi / Victoria Galvez Bisi 00:54 Amazon
70
Melody Sumner 01:01 Amazon
71
Marina La Palma 01:15 Amazon
72
Bob Holman / Vito Ricci 01:09 Amazon
73 Artless Time Band 01:11 Amazon
74
Tina Curran / Fred Frith 01:05 Amazon
75
Patrick Sumner 01:15 Amazon
76
Hi-Sheriffs of Blue 01:07 Amazon
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