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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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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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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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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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E 15

Description: Recording of Peter Kolman's E 15.
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Date: 1974
Creator: Kolman, Peter
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[35 Denton Music Festival poster]

Description: Poster advertising the 35 Denton Music Festival on March 8-11, 2012, in Denton, Texas. The poster features an illustration of a cyclist in the foreground, two cyclists and a van in the background, and the event title and details in orange and brown text in the upper left quadrant of the image.
Date: 2012
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[35 Denton Music Festival poster]

Description: Poster advertising the 35 Denton Music Festival on March 8-11, 2012, in Denton, Texas. Poster features an illustration of a vertical bookcase filled with books and other objects, on which the names of the participating bands are printed. Event dates and wristband/ticket information is printed across the top of the poster and sponsor names/logos are printed across the bottom of the poster. Headlining bands were The Jesus & Mary Chain, Built to Spill, Bun B, Best Coast, The Mountain Goats, OM, The Raincoats, Devin the Dude, Atlas Sound, and Dum Dum Girls. The festival included over 150 acts.
Date: 2012
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[35 Denton poster]

Description: Poster advertising the 35 Denton Music Festival on March 11-13, 2016, in Denton, Texas. Poster lists the participating bands in a block of text above an illustration of various animals as musicians over a background of multicolored geometric shapes and radiating yellow lines. Headlining bands included Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Biz Markie, and Eliot Sumner.
Date: 2016
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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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2013-04-25 – Wind Studies Promo

Description: A promotion for the Wind Studies Conductor's Collegium 2013 at the College of Music.
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Date: April 25, 2013
Creator: Corporon, Eugene & Fisher, Dennis W.
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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 Annual Cohesion Birthday Bash poster]

Description: Poster advertising the 3rd Annual Cohesion Birthday Bash on July 8, 2006, at Texas Jive, Denton, Texas. The concert, put on by Denton Cohesion collective, included Sleezus Fist and the Latter Day Taints, Save the Humans for Later, Opaque, The Mad Scientists, Idi Amin, Wake Up April, The Little Brothers, Buzz and Hum, The Wrecking Crew, DJ Lynnea, Craig Welch, McNasty, Paul Slavens, Christopher Largen, Will Kappinos, Frank Heijl, Will Riddenour, Keith Brown, and Mauveoed. Poster features an illustration of a jester holding a skull covered in candles in one hand and a bouquet of detached eyeball balloons in the other, emerging from a box. Event details are listed in purple and green text on a black background.
Date: 2006
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7e. quatuor, pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle, oeuv.80

Description: This is a digital copy of the four parts of Charles Dancla's seventh string quartet, op.80 in D minor. Charles Dancla was the most prominent member of a family of musicians and a virtuoso violinist, composer and teacher. In 1828, he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory of Music, where he won the first prize in 1833. At the Conservatory, he studied violin with Paul Guérin and Pierre Baillot. Dancla played solo violin with the orchestra of the théâtre Royal de l'Opera Comique and with the Société des Concerts. In ca. 1860, he was appointed professor of violin at the Paris Conservatory and retired from that post in 1892. He wrote 14 string quartets intended for professional or amateur players (opp. 5, 7 ,18, 41, 48, 56, 80, 87, 101, 113, 125, 142, 160, and 195a) and three easy string quartets (op. 208).
Date: 186u
Creator: Dancla, Charles, 1817-1907.
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