Armies Of Mice

2 narrators, SATB chorus, juggler, harmonicas, recorder, flute, piano, rhythmatron, mousetraps (1982)

One week in 1982, I cut out words one at a time from four Colorado newspapers, pasted them into the score (predating the computer cut-and-paste word processing function by several years at least), then added music and mousetraps. To supply the perky rhythms, composer-designer Dennis Báthory-Kitsz built the fabulous Rhythmatron which, sadly, no longer exists. I never digitized the score because my music writing program failed to offer a suitable mousetrap icon.

armies of mice