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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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Ceremony of Shrugs

Description: Recording of David Koblitz's Ceremony of Shrugs. This piece was originally composed as music to a dance choreographed by Amy Ellsworth and performed by members of the University of Michigan Dancers. It is heard here in a slightly altered form. The sounds used in the piece were produced by electrical acoustic instruments, in addition to purely electronic sources. All were subject to modification and rearrangement in the University of Michigan Electronic Music Studio.
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Date: 1972
Duration: 18 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Koblitz, David
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The waste land

Description: Recording of Elżbieta Sikora's The waste land, for fixed media. The piece is a journey through time and spaces. The present is mixed with the past, the ordinary with the extraordinary, dream with reality. The work was commissioned by the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio and was realized in October 1979. The text comes from T. Elliot's poem "The Waste Land."
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Date: 1979
Duration: 24 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Sikora, Elżbieta, 1943-
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Skelelemedania

Description: Recording of Hal Freedman's Skelelemedania. This piece falls into three sections; the first and third combine live and tape sounds, and the second is for tape alone. The piece as a whole represents an expansion of the middle tape section. The more purely electronic layers were composed to complement or contrast with the vocal elements. The first and third sections make use of tape echo and delay systems. The timing of the repetitions allow the delay to be heard not as feedback but as a continuous evolution of texture and harmonic, melodic, and contrapuntal interplay.
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Date: 1975
Duration: 21 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Freedman, Hal
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Eleorp

Description: Recording of Dragoslav Ortakov's Eleorp.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 6 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Ortakov, Dragoslav
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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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Un minuto de silencio por favor

Description: Recording of Ricardo Teruel's "Un minuto de silencio per favor" for electronic sounds on tape.
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Date: 1984
Duration: 12 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Teruel, Ricardo, 1956-
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He met her in the park

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's "He met her in the park," poetry by Richard Kostelanetz. The poem consists of a boy-meets-girl story that is told eight times, and the retellings abridged versions of the previous ones, sometimes reversing the gender roles until the final retelling is just "He met her in the park." In the composition, the lines are read by a male and female actor alternating lines and each telling of the story is articulated in a different way. The voices are synthesized with melodies, and over the piece, the voices become understood more like music which echoes the original language.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 26 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Dodge, Charles, 1942-
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Nekyia

Description: Recording of D. Gareth Loy's Nekyia. The title refers to the eleventh chapter of Homer's The Odyssey in which Odysseus and his men have just escaped the enchantment of Circle's Island and are about to experience the demonic confrontation of the souls from Hades, in order to consult with tierces for how to return to Ithaca. The music, though not narrative, uses images of enchantment and demonic confrontation to explore the existential position of the hero to evoke the same moods in the audience.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 9 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Loy, D. Gareth
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Computer lotus

Description: Recording of Zaid Holmin's Computer Lotus.
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Date: 197X
Duration: 4 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Holmin, Zaid
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