McCarty: SCRATCH and RULES

 

SCRATCH for Fifteen Violins and Penumbrae (1974) [31:57]

1. The Possession [4:01]

2. Olden Roundes [4:38]

3. Devilšs Trill #1 [3:15]

4. Spirit Voices [6:21]

5. The Inevitable [2:41]

6. Devilšs Trill #2 [3:28]

7. Devilšs Trill #3 [2:49]

8. The Release [4:44]

Patricia Shafer Strange, violins

 

RULES for Voices and Sound-Effects (1993) [26:23]

9. Beginning [3:17]

10. Public Opinions [5:35]

11. The Crime [1:12]

12. Menšs Room [1:49]

13. Take Note [1:57]

14. Nightmare [2:13]

15. Take Notes [1:28]

16. Title [1:28]

17. Square Dance and Duo [2:50]

18. Act Up [0:35]

19. beginning of the End [3:59]

Voice performers: choreographer: Lee Wenger; dancers: Rebecca Amis, Alyson Colwell, Don Love, Claire Osgood, Lue Simopoulos; friends: Christopher, Kathryn and Marc Apfelstadt, Russell Peck, Ron Paul, and the composer.

 

SCRATCH - original recording: Music Annex, Redwood City, CA David Porter, engineer; solo recording: Soundlib Studio, Greensboro, NC by the composer. RULES (based upon The Federal Rules of Evidence) - recorded by the composer, Soundlib Studio, Greensboro, NC. Final production and mastering: Sound Lab Studio, Greensboro, NC, Thomas Rowan , engineer.

 

Overall duration: 58:20