The 60’s and 70’s

1. “Ode to Mankind” (Rock Mass), six musicians, December 1968 Saint Williams Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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2. A Resurrection Service” (Rock Mass), six musicians, April 23rd, 1969, Saint Williams Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3. “Lumix”(Art light music show), one musician and two artists, Jan. 1970, UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Lecture Hall
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4. “Sister Child and the Devil” (Mystery play) nine musicians, Jan 25th, 1970, Saint Williams Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5. “Nobody to Dream” (Song Cycle), nine musicians, Dec. 1970, Saint Williams Church, Waukesha Wisconsin

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6. “See How We Run” Piano Solo May 25th, 1971, UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Recital Hall

7. “Late Winter” String Quartet 1 (3 movements) May 25th, 1971, UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Recital Hall

8. “Orange-Blue” (Symphonic Poem) for full Orchestra and Rock Band, {Symphony no.1} October 29th, 1971, performed by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Sigmund Snopek Band at Uihlein Hall Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9. “The Meeting Place” (Theatre Piece), six performers (actors) and tape Dec. 11th, 1971, UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Recital Hall
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10. “Eclectron” (Electric Guitar Quartet) 3 Electric guitars and bass including Dale Steurmer (Phil Collins on 1st guitar) Dec. 11th, 1971, UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Recital Hall
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11. “The City” Rock Band and electronic tape, five musicians, March 17th, 1971, Uihlein Hall Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

12. “The City” on Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an electronic tape version, March 1972, Viterbo College, Lacrosse, Wisconsin

13. “Dance” (Tape piece) for tape and dancer, May 13th, 1972, at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurum, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Letter from Ginka Cohn

14. “Hippolytus” (Tape piece) May 1st, 1973, UW-Milwaukee Fine arts recital hall

15. “Trinity Seas, Sees, Seize” (Opera) Seven Musicians, July 1st, 1973, UW-Waukesha
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16. “Stages 15” Solo piano August 29th, 1973, UW-Green Bay

17. Lifencave Book 2″ Tape piece utilizing six musicians, four poets, actors, mimes, fencers, and dancers. March 15th, 1974, International Electronic Music Festival, Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.
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18. “Environmenta 1” – A 72-hour continual performance piece for soloist and the sounds of state of Wisconsin, from 12:30 p.m. June 25 to 11:00 A.M. June 28th, 1974, at various locations in Wisconsin (Performed by Sigmund Snopek)
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19. “A Full Moon in March”(Incidental music) a tape piece, June 30th, 1974, Theatre X Milwaukee, Wisconsin

20. “The Talking Symphony” for full orchestra , six actors, and seven piece rock band {Symphony No. 2} January 31, 1975, Uihlein Hall Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21. “The Unnamed” (Incidental music), a tape piece March -April, 1975, Theatre X, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

22. “Ascension of the Sun” – Performance art piece, June, 1975, Theatre X, vocals by Jim Gorton
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23. “Fugue for a City,” a tape piece, March 21, 1976, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

24. “Return of the Spirit” (Opera), cast of 12, performed July 3-4 and 10-11, 1976 at Summerfest
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25. “Orange Slices” 15 short solos for flute, Sept. 26th, 1976, UW-Whitewater

26. “One Room Life” (Opera) five musicians and five actors, July 20-24, 26-30, 1977, at the Omnibus in Fish Creek , Wisconsin; December 1977 at Century Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Program
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*** Graduation Interview with John Downey