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First Things First

by Anthony Gnazzo

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Hymn 01:10
People Said 05:04


Modern Hits (an anagram for Other Minds) is a series of digital-only releases by under-recognized electronic music composers from the Bay Area. The series features unreleased recordings as well as reissues of previously released material. Our hope is that the series will shed a new light on the oft-lauded and vibrant electronic music community of the Bay Area.


released January 8, 2016

1. Hymn (1975) 1:11

Faculty, students & administration personnel at Cal State Hayward, recorded by Anthony Gnazzo. Cast in order of appearance: Sara Cunningham, David Martin, Unkown, Unknown, Anthony Gnazzo, Patrick Gardiner, Unknown, David Martin, Sara Cunningham, Unknown, George Diamant, Patrick Gardiner, Unknown, Sara Cunningham, David Martin, George Diamant

Studios of California State College, Hayward, 1975

World Premiere Recording

2. People Said (2011) 5:05

Michael Tillotson - speaker

Anthony Gnazzo - text, electronic music, and engineering

Elston Avenue Studio, Oakland, CA

World Premiere Recording

3. First Things First: A Radio Cartoon (1975) 15:45

Voices include Carol Law, Fred Palmer, Charles Amirkhanian, Adrienne Duckworth, Anthony Gnazzo, Dianne Deadrich, David Martin, Sara Cunningham, with numerous unknowns & radio voices and seals at the San Francisco Zoo.

Studios of California State College, Hayward, January 1975

World Premiere Recording

4. The Population Explosion (1969) 4:44

Anthony Gnazzo - voice

Robert Shumaker - recording engineer

1750 Arch Studios, Berkeley CA, 1973

Charles Amirkhanian - Executive Producer
Charles Amirkhanian - Program Notes
Andrew Weathers - Producer
Andrew Weathers - Mastering Engineer

© 1969, 1975, 2011 Anthony Gnazzo (ASCAP)

Other Minds Records OM 2014

©℗ 2015 Other Minds www.otherminds.org


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