, the world's first all-synthesizer ensemble. In the period 1973-1976,
After Mother Mallard
disbanded in the late 1970s, Borden
developed his compositional skills, releasing Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments in 1981. Mother Mallard
regrouped and recorded Anatidae
for Cuneiform in 1986. Migration
(1988) added jazz improvisation to the mix.
Between 1976 and 1987 Borden
composed The Continuing Story of Counterpoint
, a 12-part work released on three CDs. Combining electronics, classical concepts, strict counterpoint and musical density, this groundbreaking work is entertaining and pleasing to the ear.Borden
released Cayuga Night Music
, a more introspective work, on the Linden Music label. Places, Times & People
(Cuneiform) consists mostly of solo keyboard works.