Bob Ostertag - Say No More CDs 1 and 2
  Year :   1993
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Album
  Materials:   2-CD SET limited hand-made CD-R edition by Bob Ostertag in screened metal tin with inserts
  Info :   Seeland 521

  Work Details  
  Originally released as two separate CDs, Say No More and Say No More in Person (1993), this double-CD set is number six in a series of limited editions co-released on Ostertags My Very Own Record Label, packaged in a sturdy metal tin. It features the virtual participation of Joey Baron, Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser and Phil Minton In Bobs words: I began the Say No More project by asking each player to record solo improvisations, separately, with no communication with each other nor instruction from me. I then took the resulting tapes and, using a digital editing system, broke the solos into fragments and assembled a band piece-by-piece from the splinters. The resulting tape became the first Say No More CD (1993), including the compositions Say No More and Tongue-Tied. This is probably the first group in the history of music to release a CD without having played a note together, or even having met. I then created a highly unorthodox score of these compositions I had created on the computer using the solo improvisations as sources. I gave both the parts and the computer-generated tape back to the musicians, instructing them to learn their parts. The result was Say No More as a performance ensemble, and the Say No More in Person CD, recorded in October 1993 at ORF-Vienna. It features the compositions from the first cd, but in their transformed, concert rendition.