Grains of voices

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Recording of Åke Parmerud's Grains of voices. The piece is composed as a continuous flow where thematical ideas and voices are formed. The opening of the piece uses the biblical words of genesis where "darkness" and "light" has been substituted with "silence" and "sound". The second part of the piece has the theme of memories of childhood in the form of lullaby's and children's songs from different country's. The next section carries the theme of prayers through the combination of the provocative poetry of A. Ginsburg, a Hindu evening prayer, a Balinese and a Fijian priest, and finally a New … continued below

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Parmerud, Åke, 1953- 1993/1995.

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  • Main Title: Grains of voices
  • Series Title: MISAME

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Recording of Åke Parmerud's Grains of voices. The piece is composed as a continuous flow where thematical ideas and voices are formed. The opening of the piece uses the biblical words of genesis where "darkness" and "light" has been substituted with "silence" and "sound". The second part of the piece has the theme of memories of childhood in the form of lullaby's and children's songs from different country's. The next section carries the theme of prayers through the combination of the provocative poetry of A. Ginsburg, a Hindu evening prayer, a Balinese and a Fijian priest, and finally a New Delhi citizens right demonstration. The last section of the piece is born as a slow transformation from the dramatic to the ritual music.

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1 sound recording (31 min., 16 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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  • 1993/1995

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  • Jan. 8, 2023, 8:56 p.m.

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Parmerud, Åke, 1953-. Grains of voices, audio recording, 1993/1995; Bourges, France. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2031994/: accessed December 8, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.

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