Eq

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Recording of Jonty Harrison's Eq for live saxophone and tape. It is the third in a series of works that features saxophones. This piece like the others, is also concerned with 'cu' (here made manifest by the interaction of live saxophone and recorded sounds on tape), 'Q' (a filter is used to sweet the producing melodic material out of static harmony) and spatial articulation. 'EQ' is studio slang for 'equalization - a more sophisticated version of the treble and bass controls on a domestic hi-fi system and a fundamental device for sound modification in the studio. EQ was commissioned by … continued below

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Harrison, Jonty, 1952- 1980.

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  • Main Title: Eq
  • Series Title: MISAME

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Recording of Jonty Harrison's Eq for live saxophone and tape. It is the third in a series of works that features saxophones. This piece like the others, is also concerned with 'cu' (here made manifest by the interaction of live saxophone and recorded sounds on tape), 'Q' (a filter is used to sweet the producing melodic material out of static harmony) and spatial articulation. 'EQ' is studio slang for 'equalization - a more sophisticated version of the treble and bass controls on a domestic hi-fi system and a fundamental device for sound modification in the studio. EQ was commissioned by John Harle with funds made available by the arts Council of Great Britain. It received it's first performance in the Purcell Room, London in November 1980. The tape was produced in the Electronic Music Studios of the University of New York and the City University, London.

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1 sound recording (15 min., 06 sec.)

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The first piece in this series, Q (1976) is for soprano saxophone, string trio and electric organ. It is concerned with the musical situations implicit in 'cue' (particularly the visual aspect of physical movement), 'queue' (the performers sit in a straight diagonal line across the stage) and 'Q' (the narrowness of a tuneable band of frequencies in, for example, a filter). The second piece, SQ (1978-79) for saxophone quartet investigates these ideas further, with greater emphasis on spatial considerations ('SQ4 is the name of a quadraphonic encoding system for records and broadcast-as well as being the initial letters of saxophone and tape (perhaps more accurately described as a tape piece with soprano saxophone).

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Mnemothèque Internationale des Arts Electroacoustiques

Sound recordings of electroacoustic music from the archive of the International de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB). The works were created in the IMEB studios or submitted by participants of the Festival Synthèse or the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition. Access is restricted to the UNT community.

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  • 1980

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  • Jan. 23, 2018, 7:43 a.m.

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  • July 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

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Harrison, Jonty, 1952-. Eq, audio recording, 1980; Bourges, France. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062100/: accessed November 27, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.

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