I received the following info from a source whose identity I will not reveal here. Here are song lists from soon to be released albums of Mr. Zappa. Apparently advance cassettes have been made.
Dance Me This -
Dance Me This
Wolf Harbor Movement I
Wolf Harbor Movement II
Wolf Harbor Movement III
Wolf Harbor Movement IV
Wolf Harbor Movement V
In BP#77 Mats Oberg talks about having played at the house for FZ in 1991.
He then says: "We might just have contributed to Dance Me This"
There's an '93 Irish Times article on Zappa (on one of the better FZ web sites- Evil Bob's, I think) in which Zappa mentions the Chieftains/Tuvan tapes- one of the pieces, he stressed, was based on calculus. And there is a track listing on Dance Me This (not released yet- who knows when?) called "Calculus." Maybe that's it.
I wonder if that would be integral or differential calculus?
If the latter, you could make a case that all music is based on calculus, because something changes over time. Not to be condescending or anything, but a mental picture of the Tuvans crouching over a table scribbling squiggly integral lines and sigmas, and arguing whether the limits should be from negative infinity to 0 or from negative infinity to positive infinity, strikes me as unlikely. And then, even if they do it, how do they explain it to the Chieftains? - "Okay, man. like here - we've calculated the spectral density of a saturated saline solution and mapped it across a mobious toroid whose surface degenerates over time according to a formula based on the Heisenberg paradox, so that means you guys start out in D-flat minor and we'll start chuggin away in 7/8 - Everbody ready?"
Zappa presented the Tuvans with a tape of the performances they did for him during Zappa-Tuva I, and a little "extra something." The performances were very good, and the tape (to my ignorant ears) sounded well engineered. The "extra something" turned out to be a solo track by Anatoly Kuular, to which Zappa's engineer had overdubbed some funky bass and rhythm ("using calculus!" Zappa repeated many times).
The Tuvans sang in "Free Time" (no click track for reference). Todd Yvega wanted to show FZ how it is possible to have the Synclavier match a constantly changing external tempo. Todd wrote a neat musical sequence in Script (a music/computer language in the Synclavier).
Tempos were approximated at every realistic interval. Todd then used Cubic Splines (something used in Calculus) to "fill in the spaces" (speeding up and slowing down in a non- linear manner). The Synclavier now accurately followed the Tuvans.
The late Frank Zappa's last work, "Civilization, Phaze III", has just been released. The two CD set features an amazing composition featuring the throat-singing of Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Anatoli Kuular, recorded at Zappa's studio in January, 1993. The composition is awesome --- when I heard it, I imagined Frank Zappa out in the cosmos, tapping into the energies of the universe.
PostScript: As it turns out, the only throat-singing apparent on the "Civilization, Phaze III" CD is some sampled kargyraa at the start of the track "Dio Fa". The amazing composition referred to is actually scheduled to appear as part of "Dance Me This", which has not yet been released. --- October, 1998.
Now look at the html-source of that page. (http://www.zappa.com/)
In the keywords, they didn't mention "Freak Out" and "Absolutely Free" and "Lšther". Otoh, there is "Dance Me This", "Trance-Fusion", "The Rage And The Fury".
Subject: Re: new release in febuary
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