Rome: G. Ricordi, 1971. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Maggie - the direct cause of this piece. / With thanx! [sic] / James / 28 March, 1972 / Roma." Printed musical score, reproduced from the composer's original holograph score.
An early pioneer of computer music, James Dashow is also a composer of electro-acoustic music and opera. "Burst!" is a piece for soprano, with electronic accompaniment, and text from Jack Kerouac's 1965 novel "Desolation Angels." OCLC locates a single copy, and the piece is not listed in the Charters Kerouac bibliography, nor the Bradford Morrow catalog of the Walter Reuben collection.
19.5 x 13.5 inches (50 x 34 cm). Six leaves, bound with a plastic comb binding in plain wrappers. Comb binding cracked and chipped, with some teeth missing. Wrappers lightly faded and soiled, pages lightly toned. Very Good overall.