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Walking Bells

Description: Recording of David Porter's Walking Bells for tape. The piece is a tour through an environmental/concrete landscape. It is another variation on the "cumulative form." This is the second in a series of four tape pieces. As with all these pieces, this piece comments on political and compositional methods and devices. In this instance, the piece makes reference to another composer whose style is borrowed. Other than that, it is pure experience. This piece should be listened to with speakers placed well apart and volume up the the highest comfortable level at the last two minutes of the piece.
Date: 1981
Creator: Porter, David, 1953-

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-

Early Jazz Studies at UNT

Description: This podcast uses primary sources to tell the story of the early days of the jazz studies program at UNT. Gene Hall and Walter Hodgson are heard in oral histories, along with performances from 'Fessor Graham's stage show and 1950s jazz ensembles from UNT, including the Laboratory Dance Band, the forerunner of the One O'Clock Lab Band.
Date: August 29, 2017
Creator: Feustle, Maristella