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Tres Gique in concert at Consonance 2007

This concert was performed at Consonance 2007, and represents the first public appearance of "Tres Gique". It was recorded using a pair of Behringer C2 stereo pair of condenser microphones into an Edirol UA25 interface. The software used was Audacity running on a Macbook Pro.

The concert slot before this one was performed by Callie (Plays Well With Others) Hills and Rebecca Newman; the links to the audio files I was able to capture (I lost a few due to technical stupidities) can be found here.

The picture was taken by Tony Fabris. If you look closely you can see my mics just in front of the stage. There's another photo here by Debbie Ohi.

Annotated Contents


1 [ogg] [mp3] The World Inside the Crystal
My first serious computer song. You can always tell the programmers in the audience. They've been there, and they know.
2 [ogg] [mp3] Keep the Dream Alive
Written in 1986 shortly after the Challenger blew up on takeoff. Revised, unfortunately, for Columbia in 2003.
3 [ogg] [mp3] Cicero in the Twenty First Century
More than 2000 years ago, the Roman orator Cicero wrote ``Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.'' It's amazing how little has changed.
4 [ogg] [mp3] Demon Lover
I wrote a story that included a description of a duet between a singer/songwriter and an AI built into his guitar. So of course I had to write the song to fit the description.
5 [ogg] [mp3] Silk and Steel
Another song about the AI guitar. I still don't know the full story behind this one -- there's a big gap there.
6 [ogg] [mp3] High Barratry
The company now known as The SCO Group was once called ``Caldera.'' I'd always wondered why it was named after a kind of gigantic crater caused by the collapse of a magma chamber.
7 [ogg] [mp3] The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of
I wrote this for my father a few months before he died; he went to grad school with Isaac Asimov, and introduced me to folk music, computers and science fiction.
8 [ogg] [mp3] Ship of Stone
In my opinion the best filksong ever written. If one of the songs we're singing now is still being sung a thousand years from now, it will probably be this one.

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