LOW STOCK LEVEL
"Written for theatre in 1987 using a host of avian and mammalian voices, snippets of unidentified musical material and electroacoustic noise-sculpting - as well as invented and real instruments, all played by Fred. This was a hard time and the mood is intense, lean and not cheerful, though there are some gruesomely cheery inserts. No fat but a lot of meat. It is the 'missing' fourth side of the original double LP Technology of Tears, released in 1986. It was composed for a theatre production, created and directed by Matthew Maguire and Creation Company, which premiered at La Mama Experimental Theatre in New York. The play was described as 'political satire filtered through science fiction and John Webster's Jacobean revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, and coincided with the US interventions in Nicaragua and El Salvador.'"