(July 20, 1995)
alt.music.out was a group that Nick and David put together to perform out music. I played with them at one gig. Here is a recording of "Wonderment in Eb" by Nick Porcaro and David Rhoades at the Stanford Frost Ampitheater on July 20, 1995. It was recorded on a DAT. Its WAAYY out (think Miles Davis, "Bitches Brew").
Try not to listen to it as music, but as a collection of events and timbres. It actually had a score for us to read. We we looking for ways to use the Physical Models that we developed at Stanford. Most electric guitar that you hear in this is really a NeXT computer running a physical model of an electric guitar in SynthBuilder. (See this and this also this).
There were also piano models, and weird reverb models. I think that the sitar is my electric sitar. I think that we had 3-4 NeXT Machines on stage to do all the processing.
I had a Steinberger guitar with a hex pickup driving a Roland MIDI controller plugged into the MIDI interface on a NeXT machine plugged into my amp. It was a real guitar controlling a NeXT machine to play a simulation (Physical Model) of a guitar. I also used my Dan Electro Corral Sitar for about "32 bars".