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Version n° 2

Description: Recording of Máté Victor's Version n° 2. It was realized at the Studio of Radio in Budapest. The piece is constructed in five movements - movements 1, 3, and 5 contain the same material. It was composed at the Electronic Studio of Mayar Radio in Budapest.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 9 minutes 01 second
Creator: Victor, Máté, 1945-
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St Henry's Tribe Memorial Anthem

Description: Recording of Jarmo Sermilä's "St Henry's Tribe Memorial Anthem" for tape.
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Date: 1981
Duration: 8 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Sermilä, Jarmo, 1939-
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Invocation

Description: Recording of Hugh Le Caine's Invocation. The piece opens with a trio of three recorded sounds: a glass that is broken with a hammer, a ping-pong ball hitting a racket, and a drop of water. These sounds are the "instruments" used throughout the piece. Drips are configured as fast ascending and descending glissandi. A series of chords is constructed from a sustained movement of glass stamps. The sound of the ping-pong ball - from the left to the right - gradually accelerates. Severe rumbling and sharp joints appears as sudden changes in channels multiply. The introduction of these gestures disrupts the orderly progression of loops and the inclusion of small strips of paper connected to the ribbon which produces rough and jerky sounds further accentuate this breaking effect. Towards the end of the piece, sustained sounds are played out in a chord, but as soon as this effect is installed, the tape slows down and stops, as if someone had unplugged the music player. Then we hear a particularly violent sound of glass breaking.
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Date: 1957
Duration: 2 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Le Caine, Hugh, 1914-1977
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Mouvements et formes

Description: Recording of Charles Clapaud's Mouvements et formes.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 16 minutes 49 seconds
Creator: Clapaud, Charles
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Poema Reiterado

Description: Recording of Ricardo Mandolini's Poema Reiterado using the voice of Leonardo Martinez reciting Mandolini's own poem "Palabras" in an electro-acoustic composition. All sound material are disengaged from the speech of the spoken text (Sprachkomposition) which embodies the idea of the ancient synthesis between text and music. Realized at the Studio of the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany in 1983.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 10 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Mandolini, Ricardo, 1950-
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6 electronic preludes

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's 6 electronic preludes for tape.
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Date: 1981
Duration: 15 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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De Inwerking

Description: Recording of Joost Van de Goor's De Inwerking ("Influence"), which refers to a sign from the book of changes, I Ching. It refers specifically to the 31st hexagram which is based on the image of water, a small like on a mountain. In the piece, the clarinet (water) is looking for contact with the soundtracks (firm and unmoveable). The soundtracks were made by manipulating recorded clarinet sounds and composed using chance operations (using dice and coins). It was recorded in the electronic studio of the "Brabants Conservatorium" in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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Date: 1984
Duration: 7 minutes
Creator: Goor, Joost van de, 1956-
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7 Confusongs

Description: Recording of Carl Stone's 7 Confusongs.
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Date: unknown
Duration: 12 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Stone, Carl, 1953-
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Logos

Description: Recording of Andrew Lewis's Logos. "Acousmatic" music for fixed medium (stereo).
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Date: 1984
Duration: 30 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Lewis, Andrew, 1963-
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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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Whispers Out of Time

Description: Recording of James Dashow's Whispers Out of Time. The title of this piece refers to the last line in a poem titled "Portrait in a Convex Mirror" by John Ashbery (1975). The composer used a VCS3, three ReVox tape recorders each with vari-speed gadget, and an AKG reverberation unit in an attempt to express with electronic sounds the moods, feelings, and sensations the four words of the title invoked in him.
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Date: 1975
Duration: 11 minutes 19 seconds
Creator: Dashow, James, 1944-
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Switch

Description: Recording of Roger Doyle's Switch performed by Olwen Fouere, actress with the Fairlight Computer Music Instrument.
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Date: 1982/1983
Duration: 21 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Doyle, Roger
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Gwendolyne descendue !

Description: Recording of Bernard Gagnon's "Gwendolyne descendue !" for tape. Gwendolyne is an underground comic character from the 1940s. Read first glance, her adventures only seem to be excuses for exploring the possibilities of bondage, but the unity of style pervading even the smallest symbols and the obstinate repetition within the strict limits of a closed world gives them an esoteric aspect that inspired the piece. It tells the story of the forced disappearance of the heroine. The piece is dedicated the Gwendolyn's creator, John Willie.
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Date: 1980/1981
Duration: 11 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Gagnon, Bernard, 1953-
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Renascence

Description: Recording of Jonathan Kramer's Renascence. This piece uses clarinet, tape delay system, and mixer to create a continuous melody with interspersed counter-melodies. The texture eventually becomes so dense that individual lines cannot be distinguished. The title refers to both a poem of the same title by Edna St. Vincent Millay and the rebirth of continuity from fragmentation within the piece.
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Date: 1974
Duration: 10 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Kramer, Jonathan, 1942-2004
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A Vent

Description: Recording of Jonty Harrison's A Vent for oboe and tape, performed by Robin Canter, oboe. It is more accurately described as a tape piece with oboe since the tape carries the greater part of the musical argument and is never merely a background for an oboe solo. The necessity of breathing permeates the work.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 19 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Harrison, Jonty, 1952-
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Epizodes

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's Epizodes.
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Date: 1973
Duration: 8 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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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
Duration: 11 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Hanson, Sten, 1936-2013
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Valse molle

Description: Recording of Alain Savouret's Valse molle
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Date: 1975
Duration: 10 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Savouret, Alain
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Chacoel (Musik für den frühen Abend)

Description: Recording of Martin Rudolf Schwarzenlander-Fischer's "Chacoel (Musik für den frühen Abend)" for tape.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 9 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Fischer, Martin
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The genesis of Kazan

Description: Recording of Pekka Sirén's "The genesis of Kazan" for voice and tape. The composition is based on the Finnish text of an old poem of the Mordovian people. It is a mythological folk tale from that culture. After encountering the tapestry collection of A. O. Heikel which portrayed the Cheremis and Mordove peoples, Sirén was inspired to think of a new musical notation and to set one of these tapestries to music. He chose the poem "The Founding of Kazan" from the "Heimokanne" collection published in 1930 and translated by Otto Manninen as the basis of the composition. Sirén's goal was to depict not only the cultural history but also to research the dramatic expression of the actor. who plays four characters: the narrator, Marja, the father, and the mother. The differentiation of these characters is in the form of sound material that is subject to many stages of modifications. The piece was realized and recorded at the Experimental Studio of Helsinki Radio.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 24 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Sirén, Pekka
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Points de fuite

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's "Points de fuite" ("Vanishing Point").,It was realied at the composer's studio in Montreal in 1981-82 and was premiered on June 13th, 1982 at the 12th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Festival.
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Date: 1982
Duration: 12 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Dhomont, Francis, 1926-
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Batucada

Description: Recording of Gabriel Brnčić's Batucada.
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Date: 1972
Duration: 26 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Brnčić, Gabriel
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Synthana

Description: Recording of Branimir Sakač's Synthana, made in collaboration with Paul Pignon. Sakač describes this piece as an attempt to coerce the machine to "yield his feeling of the moment," which results in a desire for simplicity, for extended durations which bring security.
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Date: 1973
Duration: 10 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Sakač, Branimir, 1918-1979
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Création mondiale

Description: Recording of Jacques Diennet's Création mondiale. This piece is a synthetic prelude with a classic form. The composer used wide sound tracks/slides to spread concrete and electronic sound plates.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 10 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Diennet, Jacques
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