Act of Opening

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"Act of Openings" is a stereo composition made with Moog analog synthesis modules. Composed in 1968, its duration is 17'27. The score of the composition is a dense and modulated sound characterized by carefully controlled phase relationships. All the rhythmic and harmonic elements of the piece derive energy from a long, brilliant sound. Each part of the room is another glimpse of this sound, as a set of flowers form a bouquet. "Act of Openings" received the 2nd Prize at the 1969 Dartmouth International Electronic Music Competition.

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Weiss, Jonathan, 1949- 1969.

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  • Main Title: Act of Opening
  • Series Title: MISAME

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"Act of Openings" is a stereo composition made with Moog analog synthesis modules. Composed in 1968, its duration is 17'27. The score of the composition is a dense and modulated sound characterized by carefully controlled phase relationships. All the rhythmic and harmonic elements of the piece derive energy from a long, brilliant sound. Each part of the room is another glimpse of this sound, as a set of flowers form a bouquet.
"Act of Openings" received the 2nd Prize at the 1969 Dartmouth International Electronic Music Competition.

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1 sound recording (17 min., 27 sec.)

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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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  • 1969

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  • Nov. 17, 2019, 9:26 a.m.

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Weiss, Jonathan, 1949-. Act of Opening, audio recording, 1969; Bourges, France. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1585812/: accessed April 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.