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Das unrecht in meinem bad

Description: Recording of Martin Rudolf SchwarzenLander-Fischer's "Das unrecht in meinem bad" ("Injustice in my Tub") for tape.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 11 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Fischer, Martin 1955-
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Mugl Entsteigt

Description: Recording of Günther Rabl's Mugl Entsteigt. This piece awakens the ear with new and expressive sounds: dazzling lines, clusters of Argentinian sounds, a kind of organ with soft shapes, an ostinato with colors and tasty traces, all this intertwines with humor and vivacity in real tests of symphonic development where electro-acoustic musicians rarely succeed. The work reveals a temperament, which is rare, here as well as elsewhere.
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Date: 1976/1977
Duration: 12 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Rabl, Günther
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Piano d'ombres

Description: Recording of Pierre Bernard's Piano d'ombres
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Date: 1974
Duration: 16 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Bernard, Pierre
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Satumaisema

Description: Recording of Marja Vesterinen's Satumaisema ("Fairy-tale Landscape") performed by Marja Vesterinen. The piece begins with an image of empty space with strange unknown planets passing over the observer. A raw chord, formed from the interval of the third and produced with the aid of amplitude modulation, symbolizes the friction against the outer atmosphere as the traveler reaches the vicinity of the fairy-tale planet. From beneath the layer of misty clouds is revealed a beautiful land of sweetness and verdure.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 8 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: Vesterinen, Marjaana
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Mappings

Description: Recording of James Dashow's Mappings. This piece is in three large sections, each of which explores a particular kind of texture by developing the composition or structural possibilities implied in the timbral relationships between the cello and the electronic sounds. At the same time, each section contains forward and/or backward references to later/earlier material. In the third section, the cello/tape integration is brought to its maximum by turning the solo instrument into what might be called a “prepared cello,” using paper clips to resemble an electronic ring modulation.
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Date: 1974
Duration: 15 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Dashow, James, 1944-
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Sous le regard d'un soleil noir

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's "Sous le regard d'un soleil noir" )"Under the Glare of a Black Sun") performed by the speakers Pierre Louet, Marthe Forget, and Arthur Bergeron. This is the original recording of the piece that was created in 1982. The text is primarily by Ronald D. Laing and the piece also features quotes by Plato, Franz Kafka, and K. Georg Buchner. The eight sections of the work were inspired by reading the work of the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Ronald D Laing. The eight sections of the piece are as follows: 1. Pareil a un voyageur perdu (Like a Traveler Who's Been Lost); 2. Engloutissement (Engulfment); 3. Arrête! Arrête! Elle me tue (Stop it. Stop it. She's Killing Me); 4. Implosion; 5. Le moi divisé (The Divided Self); 6. Citadelle intérieure (Inner Citadel); 7. Pétrification (Petrification); 8. Le message quand vient le soir (The Message at the Coming of Night). The piece focuses on the experience of schizophrenia, something Dhomont calles a "particular form of human tragedy... the dissolution of the being and the exploding of personality, where a universe of implacable confinement is constructed." The "clinical commentaries" of the narrators, as the comments of a therapist/coryphaeus (though not devoid of tenderness), serve as landmarks throughout the work, though they only serve to introduce the distance, using few caesuras that will spare pathos from pathetic, and in regard to ourselves, voyeurism. Dhomont describes the piece as being "the history of a shipwreck: the hallucinated derivation across an obsessional landscape where the note B-natural is the obsessed character, the tonic axis that binds together the eight sections." The veritable ostinato, an "Invention on one note," recalls the idea of Wozzeck by Alban Berg. The original version of "Sous Ie regard d'un soleil noir" was produced in 1979-80 in the studios …
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Date: 1979/1981
Duration: 51 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Dhomont, Francis, 1926-
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Filigran 4

Description: Recording of Akil Mark Koci's Filigran 4.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 6 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Koci, Akil Mark, 1936-
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Movements

Description: Recording of Miklós Maros's Movements
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Date: 1974
Duration: 7 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Maros, Miklós
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Terminus II

Description: Recording of Gottfried Michael Koenig's Terminus II
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Date: 1967
Duration: 19 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Koenig, Gottfried Michael
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Rondo (Bevor Ariadne kommt)

Description: Recording of Georg Katzer's Rondo (Bevor Ariadne kommt). This piece incorporates the dramatic use of sound materials such as noises, instrumental and synthesized sounds. These materials were treated in the style of a classic rondo with three themes that were then interwoven for compositional purposes. The contrasting central part consists of an assembly of sounds. At the end of the work, there appears a recitation of a child related to the title and the subject.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 9 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Katzer, Georg, 1935-
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Gestes II

Description: Recording of Peter Tod Lewis's Gestes II.
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Date: 1974
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
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Daisy story

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's Daisy Story. Key sonorities include the twittering of birds, the croaking of frogs, and vocal phrases as well as whispers, laughter and shouts. The piece was realizes at the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in Warsaw.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 19 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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Inventio

Description: Recording of Sukhi Kang's "Inventio" for piano and prerecorded electronic sound. He used traditional Korean rhythmic elements (multirhythms) and blends them within the context of Western music and electronics to create the piece. The electronic sound is primarily derived from the pitch G on the piano, which is then electronically manipulated by duration, pitch and tone.
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Date: 1984
Duration: 23 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Kang, Sukhi, 1934-
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Champs

Description: Recording of Georges Boeuf's Champs.
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Date: 1975
Duration: 23 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Boeuf, Georges
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In Celebration

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's In Celebration. "In Celebration" was composed during the first part of 1975. The composition tends to capture the spirit and structure of Mark Strand's poem and to give it a coherent sense musically. The poem has a two-part structure separated by the reappearance of the verse "You sit in a chair.” The two parts of the poem can be distinguished from each other by the different degrees of passivity attributed to the "You,” the person to whom the poem is addressed.
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Date: 1975
Duration: 8 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Dodge, Charles
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Stria

Description: Recording of John Chowning's Stria. The work uses the processes of computer synthesis to precisely control the spectral components - the partials - of sound. A non-tonal division of the frequency space is based on the golden ratio which is also used to determine relationships between inharmonic spectral components. Chowning received one of the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music's (IRCAM) first commissions to compose a piece for the first series of concerts of the Institute (which was presented by Pierre Boulez in Paris of 1977) at the initiative of Luciano Berio. Stria was composed between the summer and autumn of 1977 at the Center for Computer Research in Music an Acoustics of Stanford University.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 15 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Chowning, John M.
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Concerto for tape

Description: Recording of Bogusław Schäffer's Concerto for tape.
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Date: 1969
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Schäffer, Bogusław
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Andere die Welt, sie braucht es

Description: Recording of Wilhelm Zobl's Andere die Welt, sie braucht es.
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Date: 1973
Duration: 15 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Zobl, Wilhelm, 1950-1991
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Haauqui

Description: Recording of Graciela Paraskevaídis's Haauqui (pronounced Wauki or Ouaouki) for two-track tape. The title is a Qechua word referring to a small statue carried by the Incas that resembles their own image, a meaning extended to brotherhood, community, and friendship. The sound events, created from both microphonic and electronic sources, aim at a non-discursive, non-anecdotic function based on a self-imposed simplicity and on the presence of structural silence. It was realized at Elac, pequeno estudio de Montevideo, in 1975.
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Date: 1975
Duration: 10 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Paraskevaídis, Graciela, 1940-
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Tides

Description: Recording of Bengt Hambræus's Tides
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Date: 1974
Duration: 14 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Hambræus, Bengt, 1928-2000
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Matin, matinée, soirée, nuit

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's "Matin, matinée, soirée, nuit." It is a work for children who conform to the adopted principles which should be of aesthetic values to initiate the broader sense of the term music. Mazurek introduced program elements to the music in order to train the young listener to attain the sense of psychological concentration needed for the perception of music. The musical layer lacks a homogeneous style, which results from the preconceived idea the diversity of functions that must be fulfilled by music ranging from an autonomous role to mere illustration. The sound material ranges from instrumental sounds (both natural and transformed), human voice, and sounds of electronic origin in which often by their character recall birds singing, frogs croaking, and instruments playing. The piece, which is in four distinct sections, was commissioned by the Redaction of Children's Programs of Polish Broadcasting and written in November 1979 at the Experimental Studio.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 12 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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Rupestre en el futuro

Description: Recording of Joaquin Orellana's "Rupestre en el futuro" for tape. Extra-musically, the piece is a "testimony of place" in a surrealist picture of a social situation, namely, the development of humans. The beginning of the piece uses phonemes in indigenous languages (Quiché, Tzutujil) and special instruments made by the composer to simulate the sounds of "a supposed primitive man."
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Date: 1979
Duration: 22 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Orellana, Joaquín, 1937-
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Ice breaker

Description: Recording of Kevin Jones's Ice breaker. Jones had just traveled from Helsinki to Stockholm by boat across the frozen Baltic Sea, which had been made more difficult due to a strike of icebreaker crews. During the crossing, the magical and mysterious sight of distant plains of ice reflecting the ship's searchlights contrasted strongly with the occasional violent thrusts of the bows ramming into thickly packed ice. The "ice breaker" concept also extends into the interpretation of breaking ice in social relationships. The piece builds up into a succession of waves or thrusts, which eventually break through into a teasing catharsis. A doubtful release unravels in an extended coda. It was realized at the studios of EMS (Electronic Music Studios) in Stockholm, Sweden in March 1980 on a PDP15 computer employed to control a bank of oscillators.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 16 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Jones, Kevin
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Pot Pourri

Description: Recording of Alain Thibault and Marcelle Deschenes's "Pot Pourri," a reduced version of the multimedia work OPERAaaAAH.
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Date: 1984
Duration: 25 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Thibault, Alain, 1956- & Deschênes, Marcelle, 1939-
Partner: UNT Music Library
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