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Description: Haris XANTHOUDAKIS: 1 ... 789 It is the setting to music (of the "setting in rhythm", more precisely) of two Greek texts talking about the French revolution and illustrating two opposite aspects of its impact in Greece, still occupied by the Turks, of the end of the seventeenth century: a "Patriarchal letter" (sort of circular of the Patriarch of Constantinople, to read in the Orthodox churches), condemning the French who "practiced the fraticide, killed their king and lost their faith in God" (in this order) and, on the other hand, a poem by Antonios Martelaos (1754-1818), congratulating the French for having shed blood for the freedom of the people. The first text is played at the beginning and end of the song (phonetically reversed and in a normal voice, respectively). The other forms slowly, parallel to a rhythmic accompaniment, of "disco" nature. This double reconstitution will be done in steps of proportion 1: 2: 3: ...: 7: 8: 9. A portion of this proportion, namely 1: 7: 8: 9, serves to generate an interval pattern (semitone, fifth, sixth minor, sixth major) that appears in both its sequential and simultaneous forms. Repetitive music, "disco" music, serial music, for a piece that wants to celebrate a bicentennial, its contradictory way, while keeping its distance.
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Date: 1989
Creator: Xanthoudakēs, Charēs
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2 pièces + 2 exemples

Description: Recording of John Chowning's 2 pièces + 2 exemples.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Chowning, John M.
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3 elektronische Studien

Description: Recording of Lothar Voigtländer's 3 elektronische Studien. The basis for the composition are the poems of the poet Erich Arendt. The poems were written around 1925 in his Expressionist creative period. Accordingly, the compositional means: concrete musical material is mixed with electronic sounds to achieve a strongly expressive and suggestive associative effect. It is less thought of as a "setting" of the texts, but should be added to the often strongly symbolic language formulations as a different, musical dimension. The vocals and the piano usually work live. The piano is mostly treated as unrecognizable - this is to achieve a seamless insertion into the electro-acoustic sound material. In a performance, both piano and singer can be electro-acoustically amplified and to a lesser extent technically manipulated (reverberation, iteration, etc).
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Date: 1975
Creator: Voigtländer, Lothar, 1943-
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3 for 5

Description: Recording of Richard Zvonar's 3 for 5 for percussion, performed by Daryl Pratt. The piece is divided into three movements, with a different set of instruments for each. These are set up in three locations, which form an arc left to right across the performance area. Four playback speakers are situated beside and between the three playing locations. The tape sounds are entirely derived from recorded sounds of the percussion instruments. Throughout the piece, the live and recorded sounds continuously diverge as the piece progresses until at the end, the original sounds have been greatly expanded and enriched through speed transposition, mixing, filtering, etc.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Zvonar, Richard
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4 Piezas Instrumentales

Description: For being the round world, who walks away in the East looking for new landscapes, after many trips and adventures he will return to the starting point from the West ... perhaps without wanting to or looking for it. By listening to these 4 instrumental pieces, you will think that they consist of an interpretation made for traditional music instruments. However, for me, the composer is nothing but a new experience in the field of technological music. In this case the experimentation consists of a program that improvises, plays, exchanges in many different ways an initial succession of tones giving rise to very different sound tissues. It is an experiment of the same complexity and quality as others that I have used in the past and that have given me totally different sound results. In this case the experimentation uses shades of defined and adjustable height, creating clear intervalic, acordic, polyphonic organizations, etc. In this domain, a similarity with instrumental music is inevitably obtained. I did not want to avoid this reality using bands of noise or continuous changes of harmonicity, but, on the contrary, I highlight the winter using homogeneous sounds that parody some known acoustic instrument. The four instruments chosen are: Trumpet, Marimba, Voice and Guitar. These instruments are presets of the Yamaha DX7II with all its advantages and disadvantages. I chose a solo arrangement for each extremely sharp instrument in terms of interval discourse and thus obtain a better appreciation of the different games, canons, permutations, dynamic levels, ornamentations, etc., which developed the program. Each in semitones. The scores corresponding to the pieces of Trumpet, Marimba and Guitar are recorded on diskettes, constituting "tapeless music", bone music that can be played directly by operating the computer to the digital synthesizer. The vocal piece has been made in ...
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Date: 1989
Creator: Asuar, José Vicente, 1933-
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6 electronic preludes

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's 6 electronic preludes for tape.
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Date: 1981
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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7 Confusongs

Description: Recording of Carl Stone's 7 Confusongs.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Stone, Carl, 1953-
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8 Deustche Tänze

Description: Recording of Peter Wessing's 8 Deutsche Tanze.
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Date: 1981-1982
Creator: Wessing, Peter
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11 september

Description: Recording of Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen's "11 september." The text is from a document called "What is MIR?" which was sent out illegally in Chile in 1974 and from the appeal of MIR two years after the taking over by the junta, on September 11, 1975. A left-wing party, MIR stayed in Chile in order to contribute as efficiently as possible to the building of the opposition. Other sound material also includes sounds from a typewriter and a demonstration at Bastad, Sweden in September 1975 at a tennis match between Sweden and Chile with more than 4,000 participants. The text is taken in small excerpts from the document in Spanish, English, Swedish, Danish, French, Dutch, and Icelandic. The piece consists of three sections overlapping each other gradually, which shows the relationship between the spoken words and the immediate danger connected with that text. The first section "as a spontaneous statement," deals with the document at its direct background: the silence is broken, in spite of the danger connected with the writing, manifolding papers that criticize the politics and methods of the junta and discuss the strategy of the opposition. The second section deals with the document as a medium of discussion. At the end of this section, the "media-environment," "almost as a magazine on foreign affairs," is broken by shouts from the demonstration at the Bastad which were heard directly in Chilean TV. The third section is about the appeal of MIR as a direct request to the audience: to isolate the junta through a boycott of Chilean products and through demanding from national politicians to break the silence which has long been maintained, among other places in the United Nations of which Chile is still a member. Inspiration for the piece came from the composer's participation in the activities of the ...
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Date: 1977
Creator: Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Carl
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12 heures 45 minutes

Description: Recording of Patrick Fleury's 12 heures 45 minutes.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Fleury, Patrick
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E 15

Description: Recording of Peter Kolman's E 15.
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Date: 1974
Creator: Kolman, Peter
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96

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
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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
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1789 Libegal FRA

Description: Ivan PATACHICH: 1789 Libegal FRA The title of the play is a date, known throughout the world, and an acronym containing the first syllables of the three slogans of the French Revolution: FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRAternity. The sound materials of the play are those three words spoken and sung in nine languages, French, English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, German, Erithrenic, Russian, Hungarian, and the sampled structures of the vowels and consonants of these notes in nine languages, as well as two concrete sounds. These sounds are interlaced by a pre-recorded and modulated percussion part and another one of percussion "alive" / live / without modulation. The work has nine parts "atacca". Its bridge shape is phrased by rhythmic contrasts. After the fifth section, the sections return "in crayfish", but in a varied form. The stereophonic work was realized with the collaboration of Istvan Horvath, sound engineer, Gabor Kosa, impact, Agnés Mester, -soprano, Gabor Olah, -Baryton.
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Date: 1989
Creator: Patachich, Iván
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2015 American Liszt Society Festival Recital: 2015-09-17 - Michael Boyd, Alexandre Dossin, Steven Harlos, Pamela Mia Paul, Gustavo Romero, Adam Wodnicki

Description: American Liszt Society Festival Recital presented at UNT College of Music Voertman Hall.
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Date: September 17, 2015
Creator: Boyd, Michael; Dossin, Alexandre; Wodnicki, Adam; Romero, Gustavo; Paul, Pamela Mia & Harlos, Steven
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[3rd Oral History Association Colloquium Meeting]

Description: Sound recording of two different talks held during the 3rd National Oral History Association Colloquium at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. The first talk was recorded on Friday November 22, 1968 with Dr. Philip Crowl, and the second was recorded on Saturday November 23, 1968 and features Dr. Shoshnile, Dr. Louis Starr, and Walter Lord.
Date: 1968-11-22/1968-11-23
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Abominable A

Description: Recording of Luigi Ceccarelli's "Abominable A" for magnetic tape. The piece includes the voices of Kadigia Bove, Francesca Furlanetto, Eugenio Giordani, Luciano Martinis, Michela Mollia, Achille Perilli, Marina Poggi, Enrico Pulsoni, Giovanni Puma, Kerstin Riemer, Claudio Rufa, Stefano Scodanibbio, Gaetano Trusso, and Catherine Verwilgen. The piece contains a recitation of all the words in the Italian vocabulary that begin with the letter A, read in sequence from voices with different stamps, rhythms, and intonations. To these are added other sequences in French, German, and English. The work is divided into fifteen sections, each of which has a different criterion for processing the timbre, rhythm, and space. It was realized at the Electronic Laboratory for Experimental Music at the Conservatory "G. Rossini" in Pesaro from 1978 to 1980.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Ceccarelli, Luigi
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Abracadabra

Description: Recording of Edmund Cionek's Abracadabra.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Cionek, Edmund
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Les Accords d'Helsinki

Description: Recording of Trevor Wishart's Les Accords d'Helsinki for tape.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Wishart, Trevor
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Account by Abdullah on Fighting with a Bear

Description: Recording of Abdullah sharing a personal account entitled “Fighting with a Bear” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this recollection, Abdullah recalls working in a great field in Kaceli with a team from France, and a bear was disturbing everyone in the area. One night the bear approached his tent, and Abdullah had to scare the bear away for a bit.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Partner: UNT College of Information

Account by Mohammad Jabir

Description: Recording of Mohammad Jabir reciting an account on an unknown topic in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: November 12, 2012
Creator: Jabir, Mohammad
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Account by Mohammad Nadir Khan on Hemaz

Description: Recording of Mohammad Nadir Khan reciting an account of the cultural festival of Hemaz. He is speaking in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Khan, Mohammad Nadir
Partner: UNT College of Information