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Music of Harry Partch, Vol. 1 - Bitter Music - Garry Eister (vocals); Garry Eister (piano); Harry Partch (speech/speaker/speaking part); John Schneider (guitar); John Schneider (viola); John Schneider (vocals); PARTCH; Paul West (kithara); Richard Valitutto (piano)
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  1. Bitter Music, musical excerpts from Partch's diary
  2. Postlude - Harry Partch on Bitter Music - Encinitas, 1969
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The first volume of Bridge's Music of Harry Partch consists of a reading of his Depression-era journal and fragmentary pieces he wrote while traveling up and down the west coast of the United States, living as a hobo. During 1935 and early 1936, Partch kept a diary he called Bitter Music, which included drawings and musical sketches about the people and songs he heard around him. Over time, the book was destroyed, though it was preserved on microfilm; some of Partch's drawings and musical ideas are presented in the booklet ...