Barisphère

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Recording of Zoltan Pongrácz's Barisphère. The work Barisphère is the central part of a cosmic series in three parts: Luna IX, Barisphère and The Big Bang. Its title refers to the central core of the earth, consisting of molten iron and nickel, with a diameter of about 30km. The composer's intention was to create, using electroacoustic means, a program music that excites the cosmic imagination of the listener. The sound material is made up of both synthetic and natural sounds rigorously structured by certain mathematical operations. Both rhythmically and formally, the proportions of the work are borrowed from the various ... continued below

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Pongrácz, Zoltán 1975.

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  • Main Title: Barisphère
  • Series Title: MISAME

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Recording of Zoltan Pongrácz's Barisphère. The work Barisphère is the central part of a cosmic series in three parts: Luna IX, Barisphère and The Big Bang. Its title refers to the central core of the earth, consisting of molten iron and nickel, with a diameter of about 30km. The composer's intention was to create, using electroacoustic means, a program music that excites the cosmic imagination of the listener. The sound material is made up of both synthetic and natural sounds rigorously structured by certain mathematical operations. Both rhythmically and formally, the proportions of the work are borrowed from the various measures of the earth. The treatments used are: transpositions, filtering, ring modulations, phase shifts, envelope transformations, feedback, reverberations, etc.

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1 sound recording (8 min., 05 sec.)

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  • 1975

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  • Jan. 23, 2018, 8:59 a.m.

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  • May 7, 2018, 7 p.m.

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Pongrácz, Zoltán. Barisphère, audio recording, 1975; Bourges, France. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062686/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.