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Strephanade

Description: Recording of Loretta Jankowski's Strephanade. The piece makes extensive use of voltage-controlled equipment. It was entirely electronically generated and produced. Strephanade was realized at the Electronic Music Studio at the University of Michigan.
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Date: 1974
Duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Jankowski, Loretta, 1950-
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Neap Tide

Description: Recording of Jaap Vink's Neap Tide. Neap Tide is the last part of the bigger work "Tide" and can be considered an independent composition. Tide is based on Vink's preference for recursive processes, which stemmed from the fact that the material is directly accessible to the composer who can therefore stimulate the expressivity of the sound. While sounding complex, recursive sound means sound and its derivative can be, if desired, recorded on top of each other in one action so that the sound structure becomes more or less closed. This depends on the external intervention of the composer. The derived sounds provide the coloring. This coloration can happen quickly or slowly. For "Tide," Vink chose the latter because the tide is also a relatively slow process which requires about 6.5 hours for completion. In order not to try the listener's patience too much, "Tide" is about 45 minutes long, "Neap Tide" being the 20 minute ending section of the work.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 20 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Vink, Jaap, 1930-
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Quadratwellenklangwurst

Description: Recording of Martin Sierek's Quadratwellenklangwurst. The piece is based on micro-intervals through the use of square-wave oscillations. These exact intervals were only achievable with a digital rectangle generator. In the composition, the higher pitched parts of the two harmonies are fed to the cohesive basic tones and a whole sound becomes a glittering sound spectacle. The intervals and the number of individual rectangles constantly increase during the composition and generate acoustic phenomena and end in a cluster. The only "ordinary" intervals, a big second after and then a minor third, are just decoration.
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Date: 1981
Duration: 15 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Sierek, Martin 1958-
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Capriccio

Description: Recording of Ensemble Team Brno's Capriccio. Ensemble Team Brno, founded in 1967, is comprised of the members Alois Pinoš, Arnošt Parsch, Rudolf Růžička, and Miloš Štědroň. All members of the Team studied and graduated at the High Musical School at Brno, the Janáček Academy of the Musical Arts.
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Date: 1972/1974
Duration: 10 minutes 49 seconds
Creator: Pinoš, Alois, 1925-2008; Parsch, Arnošt, 1936-2013; Růžička, Rudolf & Štědroň, Miloš
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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
Duration: 16 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Arfib, Daniel
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Concerto grosso I

Description: Recording of Ted Dawson's Concerto grosso I.
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Date: 1972/1974
Duration: 13 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Dawson, Ted
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Worm-eaten apples

Description: Recording of Will Eisma's "Wormstekige Appels" ("Worm-eaten apples") for 4-track tape. The piece is made up of three parts, each of which is preceded or succeeded by growling or festoon-like sounds. The first part is made up of mainly low frequencies, the second part includes explosive sounds, and the third part consists of long and high sounds. However, each sound and phrase has been infected and distorted (worm-eaten) by a subject, such as noise, wrong dynamics, etc. It results often in sharp and rough sounds. The piece was realized in Studio Five roses in Hilversum - The Netherlands.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 11 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Eisma, Will, 1929-
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Goom sounds

Description: Recording of Jouko Suonio's Goom sounds.
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Date: 19uu
Duration: 10 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Suonio, Jouko
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La Cathédrale

Description: Recording of Teresa Rampazzi's La Cathédrale.
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Date: 1973
Duration: 15 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Rampazzi, Teresa
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Hydrophonie I

Description: Recording of Werner Kaegi's Hydeophonie I for 4-track tape. It was composed and realized in 1969 in the studios of the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht (Holland). The piece is based on the possibilities offered by a generator with a variable function which, at the time, preceded the digital computer. Kaegi's work is based on programmed and descriptive structures. All the musical material was generated in a purely synthetic way, all resembling the "reality" having come only from the musical structures.
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Date: 1969
Duration: 16 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Kaegi, Werner
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Quartetto

Description: Recording of Lelio Camilleri Quartetto for four-track tape. The piece is in three sections according to the ternary form ABA'. The sound material is composed of a series of modulated sinusoidal frequencies. In the first section, the material is used to create soundtracks that are organized with different durations in the four tracks. In the second section, the material, through transformations using several controls on the same frequency, gives rise to figurations with very variable frequency, timbre and envelope. The third section is a varied cover of the first and uses the same frequencies with different durations, timbres and envelopes.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 16 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Camilleri, Lelio
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Clair de lune artificiel

Description: Recording of Floris van Manen's "Clair de lune artificiel" ("Artificial moonlight"). It is music of silence, space and time. The transparency of the texture could be associated with the monochrome blue color. Van Manen used a hybrid system to create the piece, using a combination of analog and digital techniques. It consists of three superimposed layers, each having a number of resonance points in the sound spectrum whose total energy remains equal, but which continually change place and intensity, while seeking a balance within the spectrum. Towards the end of the piece, a new element is introduced.
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Date: 1982
Duration: 8 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Manen, Floris van
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Glinda Returns

Description: Recording of Sheree Clement's Glinda Returns for 4 channel tape. Composed at the Colombia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (analog tape studio). Premiered at McMillin Theatre, Colombia University, April 1979.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 6 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Clement, Sheree, 1955-
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Exigencies

Description: Recording of George Balch Wilson's Exigencies for eight channel tape. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Balch_Wilson)
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Date: 1968
Duration: 4 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Wilson, George Balch, 1927-
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Tertiary colours

Description: Recording of Paul Dolden's Tertiary colours. The piece was composed using three individual sound types: inharmonic rhythmic sequences, harmonic and semi-clangorous glissandi, and widely voiced harmonic motifs. The three sound types appear as separate contrapuntal lines or as a single fused timbre. The title arises from the sections in which two of the thee sound types merge into one timbre or colour, "tertiary colours" being a term used in painting for a colour which is produced by mixing two secondary colours together.
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Date: 1980/1981
Duration: 12 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Dolden, Paul, 1956-
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Casus Mixus

Description: Recording of Klaus Josef Mitzner's Casus Mixus.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 8 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Mitzner, Klaus Josef
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Lieder ohne worte

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's "Lieder ohne worte" ("Songs without words") for tape. The piece is dedicated to Anka Kowalska, a woman of letters, co-founder of the Committee of Social-Defense (KOR), activist of the movement "Solidarity." Solidarity was a broad anti-bureaucratic social movement, using the methods of civil resistance to advance the causes of workers' rights and social change. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solidarity_(Polish_trade_union)) She was interned on December 13, 1981. In the piece, Mazurek works to translate into music the tragedy of the hour and the age of loneliness.
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Date: 1982
Duration: 16 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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Buffalo 71

Description: Recording of José Vicente Asuar's Buffalo 71.
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Date: 1971
Duration: 15 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Asuar, José Vicente
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Chants de Maldoror

Description: Recording of Rainer Riehn's Chants de Maldoror.
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Date: 1966
Duration: 17 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Riehn, Rainer
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Paradigms I: softly through the night

Description: Recording of Eric Lyon's Paradigms I: softly through the night. The Paradigms series reflects the results of a constant effort to increase the expressive effectiveness of computer music. Paradigms I is a strict attempt to expand small sounds into larger ones. Each sound heard in the work draws its origins from 8 synthetic "friends" each comprising 8,192 samples. A mix of mixing, editing, processing and aesthetic evaluation led to the final result.
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Date: 1992
Duration: 11 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Lyon, Eric, 1962-
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Autumn space

Description: Recording of Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso's Autumn space. This piece relates to the coexistence of the differently contrasting and even contradictory elements we experience in Autumn. The technique used to create these sounds was based on the DSP functions available on the computer used. It is mainly a radical process of filtering transposed sounds by boosting frequencies.
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Date: 1992
Duration: 10 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Velloso, Rodrigo Cicchelli
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Cordes de Nuit

Description: Cordes de Nuit was assembled in MIDI code and produced using a rack of DX/TX FM sound modules. The work is based on single voice and is structurally modelled after the sound of distinguished violinist Paul Kling, former concert-master of the Tokyo and St. Louis Orchestras. Global and micro changes in vibrato are controlled using mixes between Pythagorean and Equal-Tempered tunings. Over 200 spectral bandwidths are often sounded simultaneously. The work is dedicated to Iannis Xenakis whom I studied with in 1972.
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Date: 1986
Duration: 8 minutes
Creator: Celona, John, 1947-
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Gabrakan

Description: Recording of Bruno Capelle's Gabrakan. This piece is built on the principle of false periodicity. It is a rhythmic or even polyrhythmic work. Formulas are gradually being built, robbing those that preceded them and which will in turn be destroyed. The clear polyrhythm is due to the differentiation of the timbres of the morphologies used. The general shape of this piece can be summed up as a “great” tension - relaxation.
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Date: 1992
Duration: 6 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Capelle, Bruno
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Parfums d'Axiome

Description: Recording of Serge Morand's Parfums d'Axiome. This piece uses sound manipulation and dynamics to explore the possibilities of processed sound. Throughout the piece the sounds seem as if they have musical conversation.
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Date: 1992
Duration: 10 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Morand, Serge, 1969-
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