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De 7 wereldwonderen

Description: An overview of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and various other structures and monuments that could be considered as equally important.
Date: 1965/1973
Creator: Franco-Suisse
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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 …
Date: 1977
Duration: 9 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Carl
Partner: UNT Music Library

Aguiro

Description: Recording of Stefan Beyst's Aguiro for tape.
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Date: 1974
Duration: 14 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Beyst, Stefan
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De Cust van Westindien van La Desconoscida tot C. Escondido

Description: Map of the coastline along the western part of the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the south (left) at a point labeled "La Desconoscida" and ending in the north (right) at "C[iudad] Escondido." Segments of the coastline are shaded in red, yellow, and green, with labels for river mouths, ports, islands, and other points along the coast.
Date: 1680
Creator: Roffeveen, Arent, -1679
Location: None
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Diamant

Description: Recording of John Elmsly's Diamant for electronic sounds. Diamant was composed in 1977, using a Flemish poem written and read by Chris Dries as text. Using a simple bank of tuned oscillators, a sequencer pattern to modulate an oscillator, and very simple tape manipulations to leave the words as intact as possible the work is intended as a meditative coloring of the poem. The tape was realized in the IPEM studio in Gent, Belgium.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Elmsly, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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