P.F.O.: New Music, Issues 1-4
The first four issues of P.FO.: New Music, an obscure journal of experimental music scores compiled by Daniel Wolf, with a young Jonathan Segel co-editing the double Issue 3/4. Wolf is a composer and writer, and was the editor of Xenharmonikon, the "Informal Journal of Experimental Music," from 1985-1989. Segel is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who has performed with Camper Van Beethoven, Sparklehorse, Eugene Chadbourne and Dieselhed, as well as his own group Hieronymus Firebrain.
The first issue was published near the end of Wolf's time studying at UC Santa Cruz and in his editor's introduction to Issue 1 he states "With that sense of pre-eminent doom that must beset every would-be editor of a would-be publication, I welcome you to P.F.O..." Also "P.F.O., a journal of new music and commentary is published infrequently and is impossible to obtain except in the strangest and least reputable circumstances."
Scores by Daniel Wolf and Jonathan Segel appear in all issues. Other contributors to Issue 1 include Gordon Mumma, Brian Kruse-Smith and Christopher Molla. Issue 2 includes Ivor Darreg (who coined the term "xenharmonic"), Douglas Leedy and Diana Nieves. Issue 3/4 includes Douglas Leedy, Steed Cowart, Gordon Mumma, Christopher Molla (of Camper Van Beethoven), Diana Nieves, Mark Steven Brooks, Richard Will and Andrew Norton. Most scores are published in the composer's hand.
These issues are from the collection of composer Douglas Leedy. It is unclear if any other issues of P.F.O were published. No copies are located on OCLC. A very rare experimental music journal, featuring key figures from the microtonal, xenharmonic and early electronic music communities. Item #926.
Condition: Very Good+, light rubbing to cover of Issue 1; all copies of Issue 2 appear to contain a typo on the title page calling it Issue 3 which has been circled and with a "2" written above it in red pen; light toning to edges of covers of Issues 2 and 3; and Issue 3 with Leedy's name/signature in pencil on the front cover.