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Cascando -- An Electronic Musicalization of the Radio Play by Samuel Beckett

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's Cascando -- An Electronic Musicalization of the Radio Play by Samuel Beckett. The original play by Beckett concerns the attempts of the "Voice" to tell a story about a man named Woburn that will satisfy the "Opener," which would allow the "Voice" to remain silent from then on forever. When the "Voice" falters or the "Opener" grows tied of hearing him, music is heard. In Dodge's version the "Opener" is played by Sam Tsoutsouvas and the "Voice" is a computer-synthesized voice based on a reading by Steven Gilborn. The music was realized using the synthetic voice as a model for its pitch and noise events.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Dodge, Charles
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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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Six fantaiseies on a poem by Thomas Campion

Description: Recording of Paul Lansky's "Six fantasies on a poem by Thomas Campion" performed by Hannah Mackey. It is a suite of computer synthesized studies of the reading of the poem "Sweet-cheeked Laura" by Thomas Campion. In this work, Lansky takes a single text, which was then read by his wife and frequent collaborator Hannah Mackay, and subjected it to a variety of aural manipulations. Each of the studies attempts to explicate different implicit musical aspects of the sound of speech. The effect of the different approaches should be to change the listener's perception and application of the musical senses of speech, particularly poetry reading.
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Lansky, Paul, 1944-
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Harmonie II : Beklemmt

Description: Recording of Peter Tod Lewis's "Harmonie II : Beklemmt" ("Harmony II: Oppressed") for tape.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
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Iterum Meditemur

Description: Recording of Mayako Kubo's Iterum Meditemur for trombone and tape. The tape was produced in the electronic music studio of the Hochschule für Musik in Wien. Included in the sounds of the tape are wind chimes, bells, and human voice which reads reports from a newspaper printed in 1941 in Columbus, Ohio USA. The text for the trombone player is from the Japanese author Kazumi Takahaschi, partially altered by the composer It was composed from September to November 1978 in Vienna.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Kubo, Mayako
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Lunar Earthrise

Description: Recording of Maggi Payne's Lunar Earthrise. Performance is with four speakers accompanied by abstract slides. Composed at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Payne, Maggi
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Kasaanin Synty (Genesis of Kazan)

Description: Recording of Pekka Sirén's "Kasaanin Synty (Genesis of Kazan)" performed by Leena Schönberg, speaker. The poem "The Founding of Kazan" is a Mordovinian poem from the collection "Heimokannel," original translation of text from Mordavinian to Finnish by Otto Maninen. Realized in Finnish Radio's Experimental Studio and at Stockholm's EMS Studio from 1978-1980
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Sirén, Pekka
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Glossario II

Description: Recording of Giampaolo Testoni's Glossario II for tape.
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Testoni, Giampaolo, 1957-
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Wellenformen 1981

Description: Recording of Anestis Logothetis's "Wellenformen 1981" ("Waveforms 1981"). The piece was created from one recorded waveform which then was modified in various ways. It was realized in Stockholm at the IMPAC Computer Program Studio.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Logothetis, Anestis
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Monastery in snowfall

Description: Recording of Antero Honkanen's "Monastery in snowfall."
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Date: 1978
Creator: Honkanen, Antero, 1941-
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Study for horn and tape

Description: Recording of Jan Segers's Study for horn and tape performed by André van Driessche. The work was conceived as a study for the horn, accompanied by magnetic tape. Performance requires certain technical skills from the performer. The general form is A-B-A. The first A section consists of a note with semitone variation, which is then developed by the horn from pp to ff. The B section consists of rhythmic, contrapuntal variations alternating with "cantabile" passages, which could be considered a development of the previous A section. The second A section is a complete reversal of A1.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Segers, Jan
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Suite from inscape

Description: Recording of Felix Powell's Suite from inscape
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Powell, Felix Loren, 1933-
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Studio per due sorgenti

Description: Recording of Francesco Galante's "Studio per die sorgenti" ("Study for Two Sources"). The musical form is a comtinuum and the music is a passage from a low to high complexity of sound materials, of the shape of textures and the succession of the events in the acceleration of time. It was realized in the electronic music studios at the Experimental Music Center in Rome in 1978.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Galante, Francesco
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Partial Distances

Description: Recording of James Dashow's Partial Distances. It is the last purely analog electronic work Dashow composed. There are a few sounds in this piece generated by computer but significantly transformed and altered by analog techniques of one kind or another, such as dynamic filtering, delay line processing, extreme velocity manipulations, etc. The piece was made by the old tape cut and splice method, mixing and re-mixing pairs of ReVoxes onto a third one, and avoiding tape hiss with the newly invented dbx noise reduction box. The piece is in 4 sections, the first two blending smoothly into each other, and these are separated from the fourth by the giant multi-voiced "ostinato" movement that builds to the work's climax. The sounds are constructed from series of partials whose distances between each other vary from harmonic to inharmonic and are subsequently combined in a variety of ways. The title refers to distances between musical ideas and/or variants of the same idea, distances which are never extended, long, full or complete, despite what we say or do, but, like distances between people, only partial.
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Dashow, James, 1944-
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Worm-eaten apples

Description: Recording of Will Eisma's "Wormstekige Appels" ("Worm-eaten apples") for 4-track tape. The piece is made up of three parts, each of which is preceded or succeeded by growling or festoon-like sounds. The first part is made up of mainly low frequencies, the second part includes explosive sounds, and the third part consists of long and high sounds. However, each sound and phrase has been infected and distorted (worm-eaten) by a subject, such as noise, wrong dynamics, etc. It results often in sharp and rough sounds. The piece was realized in Studio Five roses in Hilversum - The Netherlands.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Eisma, Will, 1929-
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Cordamix

Description: Recording of Herman Rechberger's Cordamix. In this piece, Rechberger combines musical styles of stringed instruments from a variety of cultures, historical eras, and styles to create a sound palate that jumps to and from audibly different places and times.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Rechberger, Herman
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Dustiny

Description: Recording of Herbert Brun's Dustiny, an electronic composition.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Brün, Herbert, 1918-2000
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