program notes [from the Centaur CD "Inner Voices"]

Wasting is a collaborative composition involving five people.
Richard Kostelanetz wrote and recorded the poem which provides the sonic
source for the piece.  In it, a poor soul describes his weight and height
for each year of his unfortunate life.  Brad Garton, Paul Lansky and Andy
Milburn then transformed the voice to reflect the emotional and physical
characteristics of each year.  Finally Steve Mackey provided the guitar
sounds which are the 'excitation function' of our friend's late teen years.