JOSEPH WEBER ARCHIVE — under construction
I first met Joe Weber at San Francisco State in late autumn 1954 or very early 1955. Soon he encouraged me to drop in on Dr. Wendell Otey’s Composers Workshop class where each week new pieces by budding composers were being played and discussed. It also was the time and place where I first met Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, and Loren Rush. I was playing trombone in any piece that called for trombone, and after I played my first Joe Weber piece, he started writing other works for me or for the two of us. With some assistance from “Green Death” (Rainier Ale) he also taught me to listen. I am forever indebted to him for those late-night tutelages to this exceedingly green musician…
Stuart Dempster, 2017, Seattle
With so much to be done with one tone, how do we ever get from one tone to the next?
Joseph Weber, 1972, San Francisco