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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

L'agrippe des droits

Description: Recording of Henri Chopin's L'agrippe des droits. One male voice reads the poem which is then electronically processed. Written for Christian Clozier. Henri Chopin's "Audiopoems" was originally realsed on cassette by Edition Hundertmark as 89. Karton in 2001. Only 500 copies were released.
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Date: [1980, 1995]
Creator: Chopin, Henri

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 Enrico 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

L'approche de la lumière

Description: Recording of Daniel Arfib's L'approche de la lumière ("The Approach of the Light"). The piece functions as much as a sound experiment on the resonance of the vibrations as 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

C.A.S.

Description: Recording of Boyko Stoyanov's C.A.S. Stoyanov was inspired by the interpretation of Chopin's Op. 30, no. 1 by the Japanese pianist Rikako Akatsu, performed at the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In this work, the composer wanted to create a unique form, the basis of which provided by the electroacoustic music.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Stoyanov, Boyko

Chalumeau Rain

Description: Recording of Reed Holmes's Chalumeau Rain. The piece demonstrates the composer's concept of music as sound flow (a texture existing in time and space). For this reason, many of the clarinet sounds assume a gestural/electronic character. Chalumeau is a lyric expression of the electronic medium. The composer unites the live and electronic by using live clarinet sounds in the tape which have been manipulated by tape loops, reverb, phase shifting, reverse playback, amplitude modification and filtering. All pitch material is derived from a five note collection. Pitch material is developed by mains of various contours. Ascending, thrusting pitch series are expositional or developmental. Arch shapes exhibit stability and a relaxed character. Descending pitch contours provide or signal closure. Assignment and occurrence of these structural functions in Chalumeau is not simple. The composition grows from an interaction and mutual influence of the pitch and gestural ideas; often one idea dominant and others are struggling to predominate. Momentum and directed motion are additionally achieved by rhythmic activity and textural manipulations.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Holmes, Reed

Chile

Description: Recording of Frank Nuyts's "Chile" from Un pais arrellanado por los Andes. It is the first part of the larger work. The second piece is entitled "1973, algunos testimonios." "Chile" is a kind of descriptive characteristic prelude, evoking the country-side with its Cordillera of the Andes but also with its sad and immense plains. The piece was realized in 1980 in the studio of the Institute for Systematic Musicology (IPEM) using Synthi 100.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Nuyts, Frank

Chronos

Description: Recording of Ton de Leeuw's Chronos. The piece is a journey through time, bringing together elements from the depths of the ages (some archaic, folkloric or quasi-folkloric formulas) and other material, that of our time: subjects and report that have always made people passionate.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Leeuw, Ton de, 1926-1996

Enchanted Masks

Description: Recording of Joseph Dorfman's Enchanted Masks. It is a concertante work recorded on tape.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Dorfman, Joseph

Eq

Description: Recording of Jonty Harrison's Eq for live saxophone and tape. It is the third in a series of works that features saxophones. This piece like the others, is also concerned with 'cu' (here made manifest by the interaction of live saxophone and recorded sounds on tape), 'Q' (a filter is used to sweet the producing melodic material out of static harmony) and spatial articulation. 'EQ' is studio slang for 'equalization - a more sophisticated version of the treble and bass controls on a domestic hi-fi system and a fundamental device for sound modification in the studio. EQ was commissioned by John Harle with funds made available by the arts Council of Great Britain. It received it's first performance in the Purcell Room, London in November 1980. The tape was produced in the Electronic Music Studios of the University of New York and the City University, London.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Harrison, Jonty, 1952-

Estallido Breve

Description: Recording of Ricardo Mandolini's Estallido Breve. The piece tries to develop in a progressive yet minimalistic way the repetition of a percussion sound, of which the tiniest variations are in the first few milliseconds of the attack. This attack always follows a long extinction, which is also affected by minute changes. The addition of a second kind of sound material, a perpetual crescendo/accelerando, contributes to the accentuation of the dramatic character of this ostinato. The ostinato ends in an explosive short resolution, which explains the title chosen for this piece. The piece was composed in 1980 at the Institute for Systematic Musicology in Ghent, Belgium. It is stereophonic. The piece also existed as a mixed version (Estallido Breve II) for electroacoustic tape and bass clarinet.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Mandolini, Ricardo, 1950-

Études 1 et 2

Description: Recording of Þorsteinn Hauksson's Études 1 et 2.The two etudes are the first works based on research carried out at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music in Paris for more than a year on the techniques of organization of harmonics in composition. The goal was to find a coherence of composition between micro structure (harmonic structure) and macro structure. The pieces are the first text of using computer programs as a result of the study.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Þorsteinn Hauksson, 1949-

Fabulas, II Parte

Description: Recording of Ricardo Mandolini's "Fabulas, II Parte" ("Fables, second part"). The sound material is made up of both concrete and electronic sounds, often processed. There are two distinct sections to the piece, marked by differences in tempo, rhythmic character, and differences of size. This work is the continuation of the "Fabulas" piece, composed at the IPEM studio in 1979. It was composed and realized at the studio of the Technical University of Berlin in 1980 with technical collaboration by Folkmar Hein.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Mandolini, Ricardo, 1950-

From Ipem with Love

Description: Recording of Frank Nuyts's From Ipem with Love for tape. The piece consists of three movements: the first movement acts as a game between articulated/static sound and silence; the second movement, a transition, uses silences that are evoked by sounding layers of sound; the third movement is an evocation of a carillon, in which silence and noise dominate more and more. It was realized in 1980 at the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music studio using Synthi 100.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Nuyts, Frank, 1957-

Fusion

Description: Recording of Serge Perron's Fusion. This piece was composed while Perron was studying electronic music with Alcides Lanza and Mariano Etkin at McGill University's electronic music studio. The tape part was entirely derived from ten piano sounds which were modified in various ways using "classical" electronic music studio techniques: loops, speed variation, equalization, playing backwards, and editing. The piano part calls for a new kind of virtuosity - that of staying tightly synchronized with the tape, which does not have any fixed tempo. At times, controlled improvisation is asked of the interpreter, in which he or she determines during the performance the order of occurrence of certain chordal elements.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Perron, Serge, 1954-

The genesis of Kazan

Description: Recording of Pekka Sirén's "The genesis of Kazan" for voice and tape. The composition is based on the Finnish text of an old poem of the Mordovian people. It is a mythological folk tale from that culture. After encountering the tapestry collection of A. O. Heikel which portrayed the Cheremis and Mordove peoples, Sirén was inspired to think of a new musical notation and to set one of these tapestries to music. He chose the poem "The Founding of Kazan" from the "Heimokanne" collection published in 1930 and translated by Otto Manninen as the basis of the composition. Sirén's goal was to depict not only the cultural history but also to research the dramatic expression of the actor. who plays four characters: the narrator, Marja, the father, and the mother. The differentiation of these characters is in the form of sound material that is subject to many stages of modifications. The piece was realized and recorded at the Experimental Studio of Helsinki Radio.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Sirén, Pekka

Gioco di velocità

Description: Recording of Roberto Doati's Gioco di velocità. All sound material in the piece was syntheitically created by Doati. The macrostructure of the piece is made up by seven different curves which correspond to the graphic representation on a two-dimensional space with frequency as the ordinate and time as the abscissa, of the variations of as many circumference arcs. This macrostructure determines the formal parameters (repetition series, action time, duration, number of voices, movement in the time-frequency space) of seven kinds of polyphonic rhythmic structures; these are graphically generated on the score mentioned above not with the intention to reach a musical parallel of them, but because previous experiences have shown that the formal perception of both visual shapes and acoustic events are ‘controlled’ by the same laws. The composition was realized in the facilities of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale at the University of Padova.
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Date: 1980/1981
Creator: Doati, Roberto

Gwendolyne descendue !

Description: Recording of Bernard Gagnon's "Gwendolyne descendue !" for tape. Gwendolyne is an underground comic character from the 1940s. Read first glance, her adventures only seem to be excuses for exploring the possibilities of bondage, but the unity of style pervading even the smallest symbols and the obstinate repetition within the strict limits of a closed world gives them an esoteric aspect that inspired the piece. It tells the story of the forced disappearance of the heroine. The piece is dedicated the Gwendolyn's creator, John Willie.
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Date: 1980/1981
Creator: Gagnon, Bernard, 1953-

Harmonion

Description: Recording of David Keane's Harmonion. The system employed was a hybrid system comprised of a large modular Buchla synthesizer and an Arp 2500 under the control of a PDP 11-03 micro-processor. The latter was used almost exclusively for precise control information for the amplitude of analog filters (octave, low-pass and band-pass) which processed information derived from 12 to 18 oscillators which were themselves under both manual and analog-program control. "Harmonion" (loosely "that which has been produced by a joining together of separate parts) employs two basic raw material, 1) the triad built of 18 oscillator voices each under manual waveform modification and (2) a thick montage of wide-range random or pseudo-random events with each voice under manual waveform and control. The composers ability to carefully control each of the up to 18 independent voices while the resultant sound mass is treated as a single unit by the computer controlled filters gives rise to the title. The bases of the structures of the piece are several "Themes" comprised of amplitude patterns and a 3-minute long, 10-voice, amplitude canon which appears twice; once with each of the basic raw materials. Harmonion was realized in the summer of 1980 at the Electronic Music Studio of the University of Pittsburgh. The project was supported by the National Endownment for the Arts in co-operation with the University of Pittsburgh.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Keane, David, 1943-2017