“The Technology of Tears” and Other Music for Dance and Theatre is a double-album by English avant-garde musician/composer Fred Frith, released in 1988 on SST/RecRec.
The Technology of Tears
A1. “Sadness, Its Bones Bleached Behind Us” (13:05)
A2. “You Are What You Eat” (7:22)
B1. “You Are What You Eat (continued)” (11:39)
B2. “The Palace of Laughter, the Technology of Tears” (10:08)
C1. “Jigsaw” (14:39)
C2. “Jigsaw Coda” (3:04)
D1. “Shelter for Them All” (1:36)
D2. “A Deeper Understanding of Conflict” (0:54)
D3. “The Turning of an Hourglass” (2:04)
D4. “Birth of a Rebel” (1:51)
D5. “Your Beautiful Corpse” (1:17)
D6. “The Excellent Hyena” (1:25)
D7. “The Old Man Moves a Mountain” (1:06)
D8. “The Wolf Demon (part 1)” (1:07)
D9. “Meditation Upon Propaganda” (3:06)
D10. “Liberty” (1:59)
D11. “The Relentless Landscape” (0:59)
D12. “The Gaze That Sings” (1:03)
D13. “The Wolf Demon (part 2)” (1:05)
D14. “Rashomon” (3:30)
Fred Frith — instruments, voices
John Zorn — alto saxophone (A1, A2, B1, B2)
天鼓 [Tenko] — voice (A1, A2, B1, B2)
Christian Marclay — turntables (A1, A2, B1, B2)
Jim Staley — trombone (C1, C2)
Martin Bisi — recording engineer (A1, A2, B1, B2)
Kramer — recording engineer (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
Paul Zinman — mastering engineer
Pierre Hébert — cover art, photography
Peter Bäder — cover design
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