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And Then She Said

Description: The concept of "And Then She Said" evolved while I was working on the music for the production of "Medea-Plays" conceived and directed by Ed Isser at the Stanford Drama department. Ed had the ingenious idea to use four narrators, backstage, each reciting a different version of the Medea story in a different language (Greek, Latin, French, or German), while four actors on the center stage spoke in English. The rich musical possibilities that this idea offered attracted me immediately. With Ed's permission, I recorded the four narrators in the four languages. They spoke the text just as in the play, but I also included some variations such as having them whisper the text, or sing it on certain specified pitches. I then processed those recordings with a Lexicon digital reverberator, and combined them with some of the computer-generated sounds I had used for the original Medea score. The actress does not play the role of Medea; instead I chose to juxtapose the Greek myth and an opposite idea: the Judeo-Christian symbolism of child sacrifice as the ultimate religious commitment, as in the stories of Isaac and Jesus. The story that I adapted for this piece is that of Hanna and her seven sons, taken from the book of Maccabees. "And Then She Said" was written between September 1986 and March 1987. It is dedicated to the memory of Catholic archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was assassinated there on March 24, 1980 for his beliefs.
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Date: 102865
Creator: Wolman, Amnon, 1955-
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Ran

Description: Ran claims to be a sonorous flow where the almost pseudocasual control substitutes itsel to human creativity in different ways. There is a playful alternation, through differents levels of generation, of the creative-compositive process between man and machine. The creative casual process of the machine, once fixed the range, determine the choice of the human creative process. The title RAN (Heran) means that only the interactive comprehension between the casual thing and the determined one can provide balance. In this way the opposites are no more incompatible but complementary, and any of them gives hints to the other making them closer to the aim. Musical events had been realized At DIST of Genoa University and in the composer's studio, using CMusic language. Technical notes: Languages: CMusic (inplemented on Vax), Machine language 6510 Programs: Composer's own program Computers: Vax 11/750, Microvax, PDP 11/23, Commodore64 Tape machines: Revox A77, Studer A-807 Mixer: Tascam M-208, Boss Km60 Analog signal processors: Cabre AF34 stereo equalizer, Pioneer reverb SR9 Samplers: Roland S50 Stereo 16bits 44.1Khz
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Date: 102835
Creator: Pedrazzi, Marco, 1959-
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Dab

Description: Recording of John Oswald's Dab.
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Date: 103436
Creator: Oswald, John, 1953-
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Water Phases

Description: Recording of Satoshi Sumitani's Water Phases.
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Date: 1932-unknown
Creator: Sumitani, Satoshi, 1932-
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Elmer Davis and the News, July 1941

Description: Recording of two episodes of Elmer Davis and the News. Side 1 is dated July 5, 1941; side 2 is undated. This program features Davis' commentary on the news and world events, particularly the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union at this time. This recording appears to have been copied from a tape, and artifacts of tape recording, such as initial speed irregularities, are present. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on KOMA, which station identification at the end of Side 2 confirms.
Date: July 1941
Partner: UNT Music Library

Central City Opera House; Norman Thomas

Description: Side 1 contains a performance from the opening night of the tenth summer play festival of the Central City Opera House Association in Central City, Colorado on July 5, 1941. An Associated Press article from that date explains "For three weeks a cast recruited from New York's Metropolitan Opera Company, under the leadership of Robert Edmond Jones and Frank St. Leger, will present 'The Barber of Seville' and 'Orpheus and Eurydice' at the squat stone theater." This recording contains performances from Orpheus and Eurydice. Side 2 contains a speech by Norman Thomas of the Socialist Party of America.
Date: 1941-07-05~
Creator: Central City Opera House Association (Central City, Colo.)
Partner: UNT Music Library

Julio Gerelin; Rotary Club skit in verse

Description: Side 1 contains a speech at a Rotary Club function in Oklahoma City by Julio Gerelin of Baranquilla, Colombia. Side 2 contains a skit written in verse about the Rotary Club.
Date: July 5, 1941
Creator: Gerelin, Julio
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Elmer Davis and the News, July 19, 1941

Description: This program features Davis' commentary on the news and world events, particularly the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, as well as the situation in the Philippines and Japan, and Nazi interests in South America. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on KOMA.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Davis, Elmer, 1890-1958
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First Piano Quartet; public affairs; music

Description: Track 1 contains a radio program by the First Piano Quartet (later known as the Original Piano Quartet), hosted by Robert Denton. At this time, the quartet consisted of Adam Garner, Vladimir Padwa, Henry Holt, and George Robert. The theme is Brahms' Paganini Variations, followed by Schubert's Moment Musicaux No. 3 in F Minor, Moszkowski's Bolero from Spanische Tänze, Op. 12, Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3, and Johann Strauss' Perpetual Motion. Tracks 2 and 3 are short fragments of public affairs programming and music.
Date: 1941-08-17~
Creator: First Piano Quartet
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Clifton Utley, September 12, 1941; Elmer Davis and the News

Description: Track 1 contains Clifton Utley reading the news, sponsored by Skelly Oil, a day after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech on freedom of the seas. Utley is followed by local programing from Oklahoma City station WKY, with reference to a WKY listening post for German shortwave radio. Track 2 contains a weekly summary of news from CBS, followed by Elmer Davis and the News, which was broadcast locally in Oklahoma City on KOMA. This recording appears to have been copied from a tape, and artifacts of tape recording, such as speed irregularities, are present.
Date: 1941-09~
Creator: Utley, Clifton M. (Clifton Maxwell), 1904-1978 & Davis, Elmer, 1890-1958
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H.V. Kaltenborn Edits the News, September 28, 1941

Description: Recording of the September 28, 1941 episode of H.V. Kaltenborn edits the news. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on WKY.
Date: September 28, 1941
Creator: Kaltenborn, H. v. (Hans), 1878-1965
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt "Navy Day" speech, part 1; Fulton Lewis, Jr.

Description: Side 1 contains the first part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Navy Day" speech on October 27, 1941. Side 2 begins with the song "Cielito Lindo," followed by Fulton Lewis Jr. reporting from Wichita, Kansas via station KFBI, sponsored by Oklahoma City Federal Savings and Loan.
Date: October 27, 1941
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966
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Gwynne Raymond, First Rotary Club Assembly Speech; Shoes, Ships and Sealing Wax, KOCY

Description: Side 1 contains a rehearsal for a speech by the apparent compiler of this collection, Gwynne Raymond, who was president of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club. Side 2 contains a KOCY broadcast of "Shoes, Ships, and Sealing Wax" on March 1, 1942, in which Raymond's daughter, Dorothy, makes her first appearance on radio. The full set of performers are named as Carolyn Douglas, Darlene Wharton, Dorothy Raymond, Carol Montgomery, Betty Marie Jelsma, Nancy Notzger, and Dolores Willard, students of the Mary Gray Thompson School of Speech.
Date: 1942~
Creator: Raymond, Gwynne
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Oklahoma City Rotary "Speakeasy," November 25, 1941

Description: Recording of speeches from a "speakeasy" event at the Oklahoma City Rotary Club on November 25, 1941, including speeches by "Walter," and Joe Murphy.
Date: November 25, 1942
Creator: Raymond, Gwynne
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Statler Hotel, September 23, 1944; Thomas E. Dewey

Description: Side 1 contains a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt is introduced by Daniel J. Tobin of the Teamsters Union. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey
Date: September 23, 1944
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
Partner: UNT Music Library

Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Thomas E. Dewey

Description: Side 1 contains the continuation of a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D.C. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey.
Date: September 23, 1944
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
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Thomas E. Dewey, October 3, 1944

Description: Recording of a presidential campaign speech by Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey is introduced by announcer Ford Bond.
Date: October 3, 1944
Creator: Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Thomas E. Dewey

Description: Side 1 contains a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Fenway Park in Boston. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Dewey is introduced by announcer Ford Bond, and his speech was carried on the Mutual network.
Date: November 4, 1944
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
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Joseph C. Harsch, The Meaning of the News; Fulton Lewis, Jr.; Charles Lewis

Description: Side 1 contains Joseph C. Harsch's program, The Meaning of the News, a CBS program, followed by Fulton Lewis, Jr., who broadcast on the Mutual Network. Side 2 contains another program by Fulton Lewis, Jr., and another where Charles Lewis substitutes for Fulton, Lewis, Jr.
Date: 1945-01~
Creator: Harsch, Joseph C. (Joseph Close), 1905-; Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966 & Lewis, Charles
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News bulletin from Luzon, Philippines; Upton Close; Cedric Foster; John Daly; Joseph C. Harsch

Description: Recording of multiple news programs from various networks: A news bulletin from Luzon, in the Philippines; Upton Close, World Parade (NBC, WKY); Cedric Foster (Mutual, KOCY); John Daly, The World Today (CBS, KOMA); Joseph C. Harsch, The Meaning of the News (CBS, KOMA).
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: Close, Upton, 1894-1960; Foster, Cedric & Daly, John Charles, 1914-1991
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Aristo Theater of the Air, Part 2, October 21, 1945

Description: Mark Austad (later known as Mark Evans) hosts the second part of Aristo Theater of the Air, with selections from June Havoc (There Must Be Someone for Me); Wilbur Evans (Girls), a war bonds advertisement, and Corinna Mura (Carlotta_/
Date: October 21, 1945
Creator: Evans, Mark, 1917-1988
Partner: UNT Music Library