DONNETTE THAYER

Donnette was half of and a member of Game Theory from 1987-1990.

CHAOS AND WONDER (1997)

Donnette Thayer - Chaos And Wonder - Original Cover

Original Cover

Donnette Thayer - Chaos And Wonder - Redesigned Cover

Redesigned Cover

Tracks

  1. Earthly Powers (4:22) – 
  2. Make It Now (3:40)
  3. Black Salt (5:44) – 
  4. Bali Hai (4:33) – 
  5. My Room (3:37)
  6. Sleepwalker (3:57) – 
  7. Lemon Tree Home Away (4:48)
  8. Holotown (4:52)
  9. Gabriel (3:29) – 
  10. OtherWinds (4:11)
  11. Heavenly (2:10) – 

Credits

Donnette Thayer - Fender-Martin Formulae, Primordial Oohs, Voices Issuing Subliminal Commands
David Foerstner - Spirit Organs, Cosmic Strings, Gabriel's Trumpet
Bruce Zelesnik - Space-Time Descriptors, Renormalization Of Infinities, Big Bang/Big Crunch, Babbla Obscura Salta
Rick Novak - Theraminalayic Guitar, Harmonic Conversions
Bryce Goggin - Dimensional Shifts, Backwards Masking Chandrasekhar Limiting
Patty Hood - Harp Matrix, Vocal Celestial Mechanics
Mike Linsey - Bass Matrix A, E. Bowa Virus, Yankee Mandolin
Jonnie Hargis - Bass Matrix AA
Jim McGrath - Percussion Matrix
Sonospatial Arrangements: Donnette Thayer, David Foerstner, Bruce Zelesnik, Rick Novak, Bryce Goggin, Patti Hood, Mike Lindsey, Jonnie Hargis, Jim McGarth
Production: Rick Novak, Bryce Goggin, Donnette Thayer, David Foerstner, Bruce Zelesnik
Original Cover:
  Cover sculpture and photography by Philip Hitchcock Designs
  Cover graphics by Terry Adams Computer Graphics
Redesigned Cover:
  Cover design by Brian Smith

Releases

Notes

Dissatisfied with the original cover, she held a contest on Shadow Cabinet for a new design, won by Brian Smith (above right).


 

COMPILATIONS FEATURING TRACKS BY DONNETTE THAYER

SONGS FOR JENNY (2009)

Tony Pucci And Friends - Songs For Jenny Charity CD Cover

Tracks

  1. Your Smile Never Fades (4:10) - Leah Pinnavaia
  2. Peregrine (4:24) - Donnette Thayer – 
  3. Can't Fight It (4:26) - timEbandit Powles
  4. Song For Jenny (4:43) - Margot Smith
  5. Heir Apparent (4:38) - Harry Flowers
  6. Spilt Silver (4:06) - Carla Hanson & Tony Pucci
  7. Gathering Birds (3:43) - Hitchcock's Regret
  8. Drowning (4:45) - Noelle Hannibal
  9. Taking It All In (4:15) - Daniel Watkins
  10. I Am Sleeping (3:02) - Kaer Trouz
  11. Regret (5:07) - Jenn Manganiello
  12. One Fine Day (3:35) - Arno Sojo
  13. Grace (4:44) - Lnz Kayd
  14. Crystal Green Sea (3:52) - Robert Rankin Walker
  15. Motherly Wisdom (4:06) - Carla Hanson & Tony Pucci
  16. Neon Over Broadway (5:14) - Daniel Watkins
  17. Here Comes Silence (5:12) - Jasmine Yee

Credits

Lyrics and vocals by the singer of each song.

Music written & performed by Tony Pucci
with additional music by:

Peregrine - piano by Stefan Horlitz

Can't Fight It - spacejunk by timEbandit Powles & thanks to Ricky Rene Maymi for reactionary guitar

Gathering Birds - lovely creations and textures by the boys of Hitchcock's Regret, Mark Moldre & Shane Pex

I Am Sleeping - constructed from royalty-free loops @ www.looperman.com
bass & ambient bell loop: drofon
guitar feedback: sash

CD mastered by Dave Williams @ www.audiocdmasters.com

Painting Jenny's Lake by Annie Haslam www.anniehaslam.com
CD artwork and layout: fandorin

Releases

Notes

"Songs For Jenny" is a charity CD produced by Toni Pucci, and named after Tony's sister, Jennifer Ann (Pucci) Fischer, who bravely faced Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for 5 years. All proceeds from the sale of "Songs for Jenny" go to the ALS Association with the aim of discovering a cure and and providing care for those facing ALS.


 

DONNETTE THAYER SIDE PROJECTS

JIM MCGRATH - PERCUSSIVE ENVIRONMENTS (1992)

Jim McGrath - Percussive Environments Cover

Tracks

  1. Liquid Calm (14:15)
  2. Onitima (15:06)
  3. Wounded (14:54)
  4. Running (14:53)

Credits

Drummer/Percussionist: Jim McGrath
Featured vocalists: Donnette Thayer and Meg Thayer

Releases

Notes

Jim McGrath is the owner of Talking Drum Records.



"Liquid Calm" also appears on a Talking Drum Records compilation:

TALKING DRUM - WORLD OF RHYTHM (1992)

Talking Drum - World Of Rhythm Cover

Tracks

  Rapture/Beyond Borders

  1. Daily Bread (5:03)
  2. Ocean of Joy (4:04)

  Stephan Baer/Across Distant Lands

  1. Najongo (3:46)
  2. Call of the Monsoon (6:35)

  Stephan Baer/The Dark Frontier

  1. Mwari (initiation) (4:20)
  2. Mawalo's Death (3:51)

  Jim McGrath/Soul Dancer

  1. Soul Dancer (11:30)

  Jim McGrath/Drum Spirit

  1. Bongo Fury (6:55)
  2. Tar Groove (8:21)

  Jim McGrath/Percussive Environments

  1. Liquid Calm (15:00)

Releases


RAP THREE TIMES (2000)

Rap Three Times Cover

Rap Three Times is the third 4-CD compilation of songs by members of the rec.audio.pro newsgroup. Donnette provided backing and ad-lib vocals on the Rick Novak track "Slow Suicide Xpress".


TRUE RIGHTS (2000)

True Rights Poster

True Rights is an award-winning independent film written and directed by Donnette's sister Meg Thayer. Donnette played the small part of the "Shut Up" Woman in the Stamton Psychiatric Ward. Donnette also wrote/co-wrote and performed a few songs used in the film: