"1st NU-NU Triple-S Variety Show": By the time of Volunteers Collective IX, April 17, 1993ev, ( http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/VC09.html ), I had acquired a DX27S synthesizer (gifted by a friend), 2 K1m synthesizers (sold to me cheaply by another friend), & a Mirage 8bit sampler/sequencer (bought used). This VC session would've been only a little more than a month after the last of the BalTimOre "Official" Project concerts (March 13, 1993) & my starting to learn to use the gear essentially marked my working in the direction of playing complex solo gigs.
It wasn't, however, until I moved to the Funny Farm in CacaNada on July 23, 1994, that I set aside the time to learn what I could technically do with the machines & to begin to create for them accordingly. The work that I made during this time was dubbed "Triple-S Variety Shows" in honor of the 3 "s"s of synthesizers, sampler, & sequencer.
In the fall of 1995 I had the misfortune to spend 2 months in Buffalo. From there, in January of 1996, I moved to Pittsburgh. It wasn't until the time of this recording, April 30, 1996, that I finally got back into the swing of creating a fresh Triple-S Variety Show. Since these were recorded on tape, & since the tape used here was a '74' minute one (actually 77 minutes), this session is divided into 2 halves, each 38:30 long. The 1st half uses sequences, the 2nd half doesn't.
I rarely performed these Variety Shows &, when I did, at least one of them was astonishingly unpopular. Nonetheless, they were, in some respects, the most detailed (d) compositions I ever created - although it would've taken hours to get through the whole piece, something I never did. As such, this is just one possible realization & one that's biased toward the material I'd created in the 7 months prior to the recording - rather than to the entire 19 months.