L's GA

L’s G.A. (1967)
for Gas-Masked Politico, Helium Bomb, 3-16mm Movie Projectors, and 2-Channel Tape Recorder

Tape: Salvatore Martirano
Films: Ronald Nameth
Script: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address + excerpts from “Dance Wreck” by M.C. Holloway
Politico: M.C. Holloway

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courtesy of John Martirano

Pre-film Version

Creative Buildings Inc., Urbana, IL, December 16, 1967 premiere -Not sure this is so

Stock Pavilion, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (1967?)

Art Gallery (U. of IL?) January 10, 1967

Version with Films by Ronald Nameth

Pratt Institute, New York, January 24, 1968 premiere

University of Illinois, February 15, 1968

National Artist’s Conference, St. Louis, MO

Lewis and Clark College, (Portland, Oregon ?) May 16, 1968

ONCE Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan

A.S.U.C., Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 10, 1968

Electric Circus, New York, July 29, 1968

Sarah Lawrence College, October 24, 1968

Special demonstration concert in honor of Association of University Concert Managers
(Sponsored by Polydor, they played a recording.)

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 1969

Mills College, Oakland, CA, January 27, 1969

Cross Talk Series, Tokyo, February, 1969

Antioch College, Antioch, OH, April 26, 1969

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, May 10, 1969

Electric Ear Series, Electric Circus, New York, May 12, 1969

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, November 17, 1969

Polydor Presentation, Electric Circus (recorded version) February 14, 1970

Fullerton Hall, February 27, 1970

SUNY, Albany, NY, March May 8 and 9, 1970 ??

SUNY, Albany, NY, March 12, 1971

AES, Intermedia Institute, New York, October 8, 1971

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL, July 23, 1974

SUM Festival, Miller Theater, Houston, TX, September 18, 1976

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 16, 1977

University of California Santa Cruz, May 1, 1977

University of Illinois, KCPA Experimental Theater, Urbana, IL, March 15, 1979

Sidney, Australia, May 29, 1979 (residency)

California Institute of the Arts, March 7, 1980, (Philip Larson, Politico)

University of Tampa, early 80s politico: Phil Larsen

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL, December 2 1983

Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, North Texas State, Denton TX, March 3, 1986

SUNY, Buffalo, NY, March 16, 1986, (Philip Larson, politico)

International Computer Music Conference, Foellinger Auditorium, Urbana, IL, August, 1987

University of California San Diego, October 20, 1988

White Street Arts Center, Champaign, IL, September 22, 1989

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, March 23, 1995

Martirano Festival, Canopy Club, Urbana, IL, September 12, 1999 (digitized film) politico: Holloway and Hanna-Holloway

Ensemble 21, Miller Theater, New York, February 24, 2000 politico: Holloways

Open Music Foundation, Buffalo, NY 2006, politico: Andrew Walsh

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, fall, 2006, politico: Eric Mandat

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, November 15, 2007, politico: Holloways

Box 3031, Chicago, IL November, 2017, politico: Sam Porretta

Los Angeles (LA Philharmonic), February 20, 2018, politico: Ron Athey

L’sGA Update (video version) (Holloway, Politico)

North Texas State University, March 3 ,1986

University of Illinois. Sal’s video class all made videos, May 15, 1986

UC Video, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 1986

Center for New Television, Links Hall, Chicago, IL, November 22, 1986

Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, October 15, 1987

Roulette, New York, NY, November 1987

Shenandoah Conservatory, March 11, 1988

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, March 18, 1988

California State, Dominguez Hills, October 18, 1988

University of California at San Diego, CA, October 20, 1988

Arizona State, Tempe, AZ, October 24, 1988

Milwaukee Sound Explorations, WI, November 18, 1988

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, September 6, 1989

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All materials are from the Salvatore Martirano Digital Collection and are licensed under CC BY 3.0

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All materials are from the Salvatore Martirano Digital Collection and are licensed under CC BY 3.0

If you are interested in creating a response to L’s GA and would like a copy of the complete script, please click on application on the right for information on submitting a proposal.

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Fourscore and Seven. Seven? Seven Sections!

  1. Forksore, a stomach real and imagined. Imagine a real storm-ache; the bottom ascends, swirling sauce, muddy brown it boils down eudiometrically. Intergastric electricalization. Fango-therapy, it’s delizioso

  2. Boom, Boom Boom, Boom! Eat and be eaten by the calefactive cannonball of Kiln 574.5.

  3. L’sA.H. rises slowly, draws from his pocket a paper and when a commotion subsides, in a sharp unmusical treble voice, reads the brief and pithy remarks. (end of quotation)

  4. Speeded-up. A lion caged? A Cagey lion a the blat in Mudville.

  5. A case of canned knots and furthermore would knocks. L’sB.J. saith: Thou shalt not; Thou shalt not; Thou shalt not; plus 7.

  6. Ox-tongue mined are raids. Look out! Sirenes wail. Intermedium? The General clubwoman said: War is, hell, raw electro-anathesia.

  7. Babies. Babies slobbering, dribbling saliva. A megaton of spit orbits and slides. Two hundred and fifty men, a link and a chain toward epiphany. Whose hearts, whose sweet voice, cry music, when soft voices die, lingers in the Memor-eye?

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Ls GA LP, Polydor 24-5001

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All images are from the Salvatore Martirano Digital Collection and are licensed under CC BY 3.0


Sal Martirano’s Official Website
Sousa Archive and Center for American Music
Ronald Nameth
M.C. Holloway