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96

Description: Recording of Sten Hanson's 96. "According to Amnesty International, there are 96 countries in the world that have political prisoners. In most of these countries, there is clearly physical or mental torture that is punishable by law and unlawful killings." Sound material includes sounds of doors shutting, locks locking, bells, ringing, etc.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Hanson, Sten, 1936-2013

950 for Bob

Description: Recording of Terry Setter's 950 for Bob. He describes this style of composition as "focusless music," which is structured in such a way that the listener always hears an undifferentiated sound continuum, making the smallest changes noticeable. The title refers to the length of the piece (950 seconds) and to Robert Ericksson, to whom the piece is dedicated.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Setter, Terry (composer)

Anticredos

Description: Recording of Trevor Wishart's Anticredos performed by Trevor Wishart. It is a live-performance piece for six amplified voices using extended vocal techniques, but no electronic modification of the voices. The piece, commissioned by the English group "Singcircle", takes the word "Credos" and slowly dissolves and changes its sound-constituents through processes of gradual transformation. This recording is a studio version of the piece, "sung" entirely by the composer.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Wishart, Trevor

Any resemblance is purely coincidental

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's "Any resemblance is purely coincidental" for tape. The piece aspires to represent the voice of Enrich Caruso in much the same way that Andy Warhol represented the figures of contemporary popular culture in his silk screen portraits: the voice is unmistakably that of Caruso, but with a difference. In "Any Resemblance is purely coincidental," an operatic voice searches for an accompaniment: with the original orchestra, with copies of itself, with the piano, and with other computer sounds. The initial attempts are humorous; subsequently, other emotions are evoked until the loneliness of the "great performer" emerges. The voice is made with computer synthesis based on a 1907 recording of the aria "Vesti la giubba" from Ruggiero Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci sung by Enrico Caruso.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Dodge, Charles, 1942-

L'approche de la lumière

Description: Recording of Daniel Arfib's L'approche de la lumière ("The Approach to the Light"). The piece functions as much as a sound experiment on the resonance of the vibrations of sound as a concert piece. For the entire listening experience, pay particular attention to the quality of the silence before and after the performance.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Arfib, Daniel

Atmen noch

Description: Recording of Teresa Rampazzi's Atmen noch. After many months of researching the relationships between harmonic or better harmonic spectra, this piece was the result of that research. This research was done jointly with Rampazzi's student Maria Luisa Bon. The form of the work is sets of stamps and association between them and a Grecian-inspired Cantus Firmus. The groups are figurations of galaxies out of time.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Rampazzi, Teresa

The silent god

Description: Recording of Mauro Graziani's The silent god. It is a sound processing work, no synthesized sounds are involved. The beginning sound materials are sounds often used in religious rites and ceremonies, hence the title. Sound material includes: Japanese gongs, Tibetan and Chinese bells, Tibetan trumpets, gamelan, Indian and Middle-eastern harp, western organ, aeolian harp, voices. Processing includes filtering, time and/or pitch changing, delays, freezing, cutting, and mixing. The work was realized at the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale" (University of Padova) in 1980, using the IBM 4381 mainframe and the MUSIC360 software for digital sound synthesis.
Date: 1980
Creator: Graziani, Mauro, 1954-