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An organized mob breaks into a royal armory in Paris and, newly armed, storms the Bastille, a fortress that held the monarchy's political prisoners. "This very night all the Swiss and German battalions will leave the Champ de Mars to massacre us all. One resource is left: to take arms!"

1918

1943

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which began in German-occupied Poland to resist the last deportation of Jews to the Treblinka extermination camp, ends in failure. “We decided to gamble for our lives.”

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1949

Albert Einstein publishes “Why Socialism?” in the inaugural issue of Monthly Review.
“The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil.”

1970

Lesbian activists deliver their manifesto at the Second Congress to Unite Women in New York City, to protest the exclusion of lesbian speakers. “Lesbian is a label invented by the man to throw at any woman who dares to be his equal.”

 

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Rod Stasick is a composer in the broad sense of the term. He is interested in the creation of event-systems for various situations. Template scores are often created using a combination of graphic signs and symbols that usually suggests a syncretism of styles and methods of performance. Using these methods, he produces works in diverse disciplines (audio, video, text, mail art, conceptualism, etc.) utilizing assorted influences: Eastern Philosophy, Fluxus, The Situationist International, Oulipo, Semiotics, Discrete Event-Systems, random numbers to revamp Zen planning and forms of Information Theory.


  • Psychoacoustics
  • Generative Music
  • Composition
  • Sound Diffusion
  • Interactive Art
  • Installation
  • Sound Design
  • Radiophonic Art
  • Field Recording
  • Electroacoustics
  • Sound Art
  • Performance
  • Sound & Image

  • His studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen (2001-2007) have renewed his interest in various aspects of compositional integration.

    Extensive number of performances
    of experimental works.

    Archivist for the Jerry Hunt Estate


    Percussion studies:

  • Steve McCall
  • Dennis Charles
  • Charles Hammond
  • Gary Burton

  • Eternally grateful to these folks who had, in person, taken the time to encourage me in my compositional work (chronologically listed):

  • Alan Watts
  • John Cage
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Jerry Hunt
  • Alvin Lucier
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Merce Cunningham
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Nam June Paik
  • Charlotte Moorman
  • Anthony Braxton
  • David Tudor
  • Earle Brown
  • Pauline Oliveros
  • Ben Patterson
  • James Tenney
  • Christian Wolff
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
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