in the spring of 1994, some umbc students put up signs announcing the formation of a “new music ensemble”. i went to the first meeting, and we talked about what we wanted to do for the year. someone was already composing something, so we would work with him on that. we also decided that each week, one member of the group would write a simple piece of music and bring it to the meeting, something everyone could sightread and play right away. i brought mine the next week, and was the only one who ever did.
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|jeff covey||two pages in c||10:01
|this was at a concert in the fall of 1995. someone in the group suggested that we all play the first/last melody together at the end, each at our own tempo.|
|jeff covey||two pages in c rehearsal||14:50
|4/11/1994 — a couple of people from the ethnomusicology department were wandering the halls one day while we were practicing. they had an old reel-to-reel recorder they wanted to test, and asked if they could record us playing something. what a perky sound it got, with a good stereo split!|