Mincing Perfect Words

by Howard Stelzer

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Tape music composed and recorded Fall 2006 at Intransitive, Cambridge MA (US). One long piece that begins with skittery fluttering and finishes with a long nap. Back when I was working on this piece, I tried to perform it at a few concerts, but it never really worked live. I ended up taking the recordings of my attempts back into the studio and using them as additional layers in the finished product.


released January 15, 2007
Originally published in January 2007 as a 3"CDr by Chondritic Sound in a limited edition of 138 copies. Cover art by Greh Holger.



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Howard Stelzer Lowell, Massachusetts

Stelzer's music is assembled out of cassette tapes, tape machines, and a stubborn refusal to admit defeat. By day, he teaches middle school in Lowell MA, where he and his family live in a really big room behind a power plant. At night, he hunches over stacks of tapes and makes this stuff. No one knows why. ... more

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