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Walking Bells

Description: Recording of David Porter's Walking Bells for tape. The piece is a tour through an environmental/concrete landscape. It is another variation on the "cumulative form." This is the second in a series of four tape pieces. As with all these pieces, this piece comments on political and compositional methods and devices. In this instance, the piece makes reference to another composer whose style is borrowed. Other than that, it is pure experience. This piece should be listened to with speakers placed well apart and volume up the the highest comfortable level at the last two minutes of the piece.
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Date: 1981
Duration: 10 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Porter, David, 1953-
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Refraction

Description: Recording of Kim Dyett's Refraction for tape. The piece is composed from words that are twisted and transformed moving from meaning to sound images.. The work was inspired from poems by E. E. Cummings.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 12 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Dyett, Kim, 1956-
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Catchwave 71

Description: Recording of Takehisa Kosugi's Catchwave 71.
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Date: 1971
Duration: 17 minutes
Creator: Kosugi, Takehisa
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Rapid eye movement

Description: Recording of Roger Doyle's Rapid eye movement. The title refers to the type of sleep called "Rapid Eye Movement" or REM, which is dream sleep. During REM sleep, the muscles of the eyes move as though the dreamer were watching something. Structurally, the work is conceived in the same way as Déjà vu occurs in life. There are 30 or 40 instances of mysterious familiarities of the same sounds placed in totally different contexts. Like the human cell, any extract from the composition will reveal the main elements comprising it - the part reflects the whole.
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Date: 1978/1980
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Doyle, Roger
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Christmas musik

Description: Recording of John Cousins's Christmas musik.
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Date: 1973
Duration: 17 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Cousins, John
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Setting for spirituals

Description: Recording of Joel Chadabe's Setting for spirituals.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 18 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Chadabe, Joel
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7 Confusongs

Description: Recording of Carl Stone's 7 Confusongs.
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Date: unknown
Duration: 12 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Stone, Carl, 1953-
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Duration: 27 minutes
Creator: Ceccarelli, Luigi
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Deca-Danse

Description: Recording of Alain Thibault's Deca-Danse. Using a recording of a speech by President Ronald Reagan, Thibault makes a statement about the destruction that humans cause for one another. Th piece is split into ten sections: 1. Technopolis; 2. You are Loved; 3. Special Emission; 4. President's Message; 5. Reagan's Happiness; 6. Reagan's Delirium; 7. The Most Beautiful Gift of God; 8. Generation x; 9. Mx; 10. Future x. The piece was created at the Studios Bruit Blanc and McGill University.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 11 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Thibault, Alain, 1956-
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Ripsnorter

Description: Recording of Gerald Plain's Ripsnorter. The American slang term "ripsnorter" is defined in the dictionary as a thing that is unusually violent. "Ripsnorter" is one of a series of compositions that attempt to incorporate materials that are characteristic of Kentucky. The composer uses the folksong “Joe Clark,” changing the words slightly at the opening of the composition to achieve a gruff-like quality.
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Date: 1973
Duration: 9 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Plain, Gerald, 1940-
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Sones de sanblas

Description: Recording of Jon Appleton Sones de sanblas.
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Date: unknown
Duration: 6 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Appleton, Jon
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Nazca Liftoff et Time Arroyo

Description: Recording of David Rosenboom's "Nazca liftoff et Time Arroyo." David Rosenboom: Nazca Liftoff and Time Arroyo. Nazca Liftoff and Time Arroyo are two sections of a series of seven pieces composed for the album, "Voyage Futur." These are two examples of what the author calls "high performance." These pieces are completely based on algorithms. Direct actions to the computer have the effect of directing the algorithm process to crucial branches and selecting sets of musical materials and / or relationships with what the program performs. All sounds are created by the author with "Key" controlled by computer with digital sound generation and "Patch-IV".
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Date: 1981
Duration: 8 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Rosenboom, David
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Relativity

Description: Recording of Lily Greenham's Relativity
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Date: 1974
Duration: 8 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Greenham, Lily
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Broken Crystals

Description: Recording of Larry Wendt's Broken Crystals, from "World-Class Technology." It is an extended narration piece that takes the form of a personal recollection. It is narrated by a Silicon Valley worker who works for an integrated circuit foundary that grows garnet crystals for the manufacturing of bubble memory. The factory is overcome with insects that destroy the crystals, and, in response, Silicon Valley is bombed with Cane Toads in order to get rid of the bugs. As a performance piece, the narrative would be read live while the background tape of manipulated environmental sounds along with a vocal processing device to allow immediacy to the live performance. Sometimes performed with theatrics or projected slides.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 11 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Wendt, Larry
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Anna's Magic Garden

Description: Recording of Trevor Wishart's Anna's Magic Garden. It is an impressionist work that attempts to recreate the agitation of the world from the view of a three-year-old child. The voice is that of his daughter, Anne Ruth. The piece contains sounds both concrete and synthesized. Recorded over five weeks in the studios of San José State University and University of Texas, Austin.
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Date: 1982
Duration: 10 minutes 01 second
Creator: Wishart, Trevor
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Moulin diabolique

Description: Recording of Eugeniusz Rudnik's Moulin Diabolique" ("Devilish Mill"). The work consists of six sequence that have their own dramatic, musical, and architectural meaning independent of the piece as a whole. The piece is based on military orders in different languages, as well as the sounds emitted by human groups (soldiers), which constitute the answer itself or accompany the answer that is required. The composer processes the sounds of the orders to deepen the grotesque and lugubrious character that these orders contain.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 17 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Rudnik, Eugeniusz
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Son recif

Description: Recording of Jacqueline Ozanne's "Son recif" for voice and tape. This piece comes from a work on the myth of the sirens and includes texts written on this theme in their original languages. As the singer/speaker repeats the story, it is crossed by the sounds of these languages, by songs that cannot continue, as well as successive states of emotion. The electroacoustic tape plays a constant dramatic role: sometimes worrisome, sometimes reassuring, sometimes enveloping presences, it continually influences the interpreter in their vocal and dramatic production. The performance includes a video projection.
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Date: 1981
Duration: 20 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Ozanne, Jacqueline
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Les Accords d'Helsinki

Description: Recording of Trevor Wishart's Les Accords d'Helsinki for tape.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 2 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Wishart, Trevor
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