A Postcard from Cairo

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A Postcard from Cairo is a chamber work for three performers (flute/soprano saxophone, vibraphone/conga, and electric guitar) supported by stereo tape and two digital sequencers. The musical content is a montage of Arabian, Indian, Spanish, and Moroccan ethnic music, combined with avant-garde sounds. The score reflects a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements featuring extensive use of improvisation and repetition. Each player is required to coordinate his responses in a variety of ways. Cues are governed by an analog clock, and pulses are provided by the tape/sequencer background.

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1 music score (xiv, 17 leaves): ill.

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Luis, Paul R. (Paul Reinaldo) December 1984.

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A Postcard from Cairo is a chamber work for three performers (flute/soprano saxophone, vibraphone/conga, and electric guitar) supported by stereo tape and two digital sequencers. The musical content is a montage of Arabian, Indian, Spanish, and Moroccan ethnic music, combined with avant-garde sounds. The score reflects a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements featuring extensive use of improvisation and repetition. Each player is required to coordinate his responses in a variety of ways. Cues are governed by an analog clock, and pulses are provided by the tape/sequencer background.

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Luis, Paul R. (Paul Reinaldo). A Postcard from Cairo, thesis, December 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500643/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .