"As Koyama recounts, he visited 131 Prince only a few days after the Impulse! Records recording session for one of the great rarities of the Ornette Coleman discography, a single released only in Europe that included the tracks “Man on the Moon” and “Growing Up.” Interestingly, this record — recorded on July 7, 1969, and apparently made in anticipation of the Apollo 11 moonshot, which was scheduled to launch a few days later on July 164 — is itself something of an artifact of 131 Prince, since it captured the collaboration between Coleman and the other composer in the building, Emmanuel Ghent, who lived with his wife Natasha and their three daughters on the fifth floor.
"A French Canadian composer as well as a practicing psychoanalyst, Ghent became known in the 1960s for a series of chamber works using multi-tempo rhythmic relationships among the players (he invented a device called the “coordinome,” which transmitted a separate metronome click track through earphones to each of the performers so that they could play in different tempi). With the assistance of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 — coincidentally the same year Coleman was awarded the first Guggenheim for jazz composition — Ghent started working at the Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center and then, in 1969, began a ten-year residency at the electronic music studio of Bell Telephone Laboratories. His work at Bell took advantage of their groundbreaking GROOVE Computer System, which was designed to allow real-time control over both musical and lighting effects."