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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-

Are we?

Description: Recording of Thorsteinn Hauksson's Are we? performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Fabrice Pierre. The piece if for two trumpets, two trombones, two percussionists, and tape. The message of the piece of music is unstated by the composer, but he says "music of the Muses can express it in a much clearer way" than spoken or written words.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Þorsteinn Hauksson, 1949-

Anna's Magic Garden

Description: Recording of Trevor Wishart's Anna's Magic Garden. It is an impressionistic work that attempts to recreate from the view of a three-year-old child the agitation of the world. The voice is that of his daughter, Anne Ruth. The piece contains sounds both concrete and synthesized.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Wishart, Trevor

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

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.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Graziani, Mauro, 1954-

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.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Porter, David, 1953-

Spattering... A shower

Description: Recording of Robert Rowe's "Spattering... A Shower." This piece of computer music focuses on the organization of sound and the process of adopting the medium of a digital computer to produce music compositions.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Rowe, Robert, 1954-

Dictée

Description: Recording of Bernard Gagnon's Dictée for tape. The majority of the material was executed in real time. The instruments used are voice, a pencil, and also a few oscillator sounds. An oscillator provided a wave that was delayed by tape, and then turned into a voltage to modulate the early sound: a self-modulating delay loop. The piece is a reflection on the anxiety of first learning to write as well as on the degrees of the distances of the writing. The dictation comes from a loudspeaker, while the writer's reactions and his perception of the loudspeaker are captured on the other channel using a microphone. We hear in succession and by degrees of writing: 1. The dictation only. 2. The presence of someone who listens. This presence is signaled by a microphone feedback on the other channel and then a cough. It is good here to specify that the feedback effects are voluntary and controlled. 3. The message changes channel because it becomes the pencil noise of the writer. 4. The transformations that the message undergoes as well as the act of writing of the character who, one realizes, dictates himself. 5. Echoes of his reactions, a kind of subjective consciousness. The subject is played with pencil. 6. Transformations of its same reactions. 7. A kind of connivance gun between dictator and dictation. 8. Bursting of personality.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Gagnon, Bernard

Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein

Description: Recording of Bruce Pennycook's Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein performed by Laurel Miller. The piece is for soprano and computer-generated tape. it was commissioned through the Canada Council for the Arts by Nera Pilgrim (soprano) and Dexter Morrill of Colgate University. It is a setting of four of the ten stanzas of the poem by Margaret Atwood, Canada's leading female author. This work has recieved numerous performances by Ms. Pilgrim and other in Canada and the U.S. This recording is a live performance of Laural Miller at the 1981 International Computer Music Conference in Denton, Texas.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Pennycook, Bruce, 1949-

Stalker

Description: Recording of Patrick Fleury's Stalker, an electroacoustic musical piece. The piece consists primarily of computer generated sounds.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Fleury, Patrick

DM VS Metal

Description: Recording of Alain Marchal's DM VS Metal. This piece is divided into 3 long parts of 4, 6 and a half and a half minute(s), connected without silence. It brings together percussion elements from different species, played and worked in time: a) a series of objects that do not belong to the violin making (plates, tubes, metal plates), b) a Jazz drums, c) metal instruments from groups a- and b- played and manipulated in the studio at the same time. This first part starts ppp and quickly reaches fff. The second part is composed of a metal percussion with very long resonance and treated in perpetual glissandi. The dynamics are variable. After a final f when we hear the small percussion in its initial state, the percussion of a- and b- of the first part return ffff.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Marchal, Alain

Conversations

Description: Recording of Werner Kaegi's Conversations: Partie 2: Automne.
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Date: 1981/1982
Creator: Kaegi, Werner

Son recif

Description: Recording of Jacqueline Ozanne's "Son recif" for voice and tape. This piece comes from a work on the myth of the sirens and includes texts written on this theme in their original languages. As the singer/speaker repeats the story, it is crossed by the sounds of these languages, by songs that cannot continue, as well as successive states of emotion. The electroacoustic tape plays a constant dramatic role: sometimes worrisome, sometimes reassuring, sometimes enveloping presences, it continually influences the interpreter in their vocal and dramatic production. The performance includes a video projection.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Ozanne, Jacqueline

Coversations

Description: Recording of Werner Kaegi's Conversations: Partie 3: Vers d'autres jeux.
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Date: 1982
Creator: Kaegi, Werner

The Song of Ainur

Description: Recording of Jouko Suonio's The Song of Ainur. Composed at the Experimental Music Studio of Finnish broadcasting Company "Yle."
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Date: 1983
Creator: Suonio, Jouko

Spasme

Description: Recording of Jan Oleszkowicz's Spasme for tape.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Oleszkowicz, Jan

The electric sinfonia

Description: Recording of Barton Mac Lean's The Electric Sinfonia. Sound Sources come from a string orchestra and the music for a chamber piano. The basic instrument used is the "FCMI." The expressive range of the ideas of the piece are important, raising the range from an extremely violence to an obsessive beauty. The duality of character is the thread of all the work.
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Date: 1982
Creator: McLean, Barton, 1938-

Slow Dance on a Burial Ground

Description: Recording of Stephen Montague's "Slow Dance on a Burial Ground." Inspired by multi-traking and over-dubbling in pop music. Montague plays all various individual parts on folk flutes and log drums, playing at various speeds and other manipulations in an electronic studio to create at virtuosic product, even with modest skills on the instruments. The piece is an exploration in "Romantic minimalism," with its monthematic unfolding of a melody in the dorian mode and static harmony, but also with 18th/19th form influence.
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Date: 1983
Creator: Montague, Stephen

Deca-Danse

Description: Recording of Alain Thibault's Deca-Danse. Using a recording of a speech by President Ronald Reagan, Thibault makes a statement about the destruction that humans cause for one another. Th piece is split into ten sections: 1. Technopolis; 2. You are Loved; 3. Special Emission; 4. President's Message; 5. Reagan's Happiness; 6. Reagan's Delirium; 7. The Most Beautiful Gift of God; 8. Generation x; 9. Mx; 10. Future x. The piece was created at the Studios Bruit Blanc and McGill University.
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Date: 1983
Creator: Thibault, Alain, 1956-