"I had been obsessive about trying to find new things since I was a kid. So there was no music I heard at school that I hadn't heard before - I don't mean that to be bragging. I'd say vice versa, there are composers the professors just didn't know about. They didn't know who was alive and working now. To them, music died at Stockhausen, that's as far as they went. Maybe Steve Reich, 'oh yeah, that minimalism thing'. Excuse me? Look at our calendar! That minimalist period is long gone and buried."
"Noone else at school was interested in doing tape music, so the school was mine all the time. Tamper was recorded on 20-year old tape, because I couldn't afford to buy tape. My friend's dad was in The Flock, the original band before Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears, and he gave me all these old rehearsal tapes, which I recorded Tamper over.
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