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Magazine of the Air "97": "A Short History of Jazz"

Description: A short Indonesian-language program on the history of jazz, including excerpts of recordings. "Magazine of the Air" was a weekly program of the Voice of America, broadcast on Tuesdays.
Date: August 18, 1959
Duration: 22 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
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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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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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Cantata dialetica

Description: Recording of Joaquin Orellana's Cantata dialetica.
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Date: 1974
Duration: 9 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Orellana, Joaquín
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Musik Dari Jalan

Description: Recording of Jack Body's Musik Dari Jalan. This piece depicts the musical sounds and ever-varied texture of resonances of Indonesian streets. There are street sellers advertising their products and a street musician who accompanies himself with anklung (bamboo resonators which are shaken) and a small gong.
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Date: 1975
Duration: 8 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Body, Jack, 1944-2015
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Samarkandko

Description: Recording of Peter Tod Lewis's Samarkandko. This piece is a linear construction on five highly contrasted sources. The affective associations of the materials may suggest a dramatic scenario which, though ambiguous, contradictory, subjective, guided the order on event presentations and their manner of juxtaposition. One evolved theory of the work had precisely to do with the use of extreme, and perhaps at first seemingly unrelated, contrast that such materials can, with care and sensitivity, work together in a composition, to see in the end, related, if only now to the whole. Samarkandko was realized in October of 1976 in the Electronic Music Studios of the University of Iowa.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 16 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
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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
Duration: 9 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Carl
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Diamant

Description: Recording of John Elmsly's Diamant. This piece 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.
Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Elmsly, John
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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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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
Duration: 24 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Sirén, Pekka
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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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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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The genesis of Kazan

Description: Recording of Pekka Sirén's "The genesis of Kazan" for voice and tape. The composition is based on the Finnish text of an old poem of the Mordovian people. It is a mythological folk tale from that culture. After encountering the tapestry collection of A. O. Heikel which portrayed the Cheremis and Mordove peoples, Sirén was inspired to think of a new musical notation and to set one of these tapestries to music. He chose the poem "The Founding of Kazan" from the "Heimokanne" collection published in 1930 and translated by Otto Manninen as the basis of the composition. Sirén's goal was to depict not only the cultural history but also to research the dramatic expression of the actor. who plays four characters: the narrator, Marja, the father, and the mother. The differentiation of these characters is in the form of sound material that is subject to many stages of modifications. The piece was realized and recorded at the Experimental Studio of Helsinki Radio.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 24 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Sirén, Pekka
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Impossible a la x

Description: Recording of Joaquin Orellana Mejia's "Impossible a la x" ("Impossible to the X"). The piece raises the sonorous vision of a spiritual and violent situation, in which the primitive flows and their purity as a mimetic being and the "being children: are involved in clearly antithetical situations.
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Date: 1980
Duration: 18 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Orellana, Joaquín, 1937-
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Balthasar's Traum

Description: Recording of Frank Corcoran's "Balthasar's Traum" performed at the Electronic Studio of the Berlin Technical University in close cooperation with Folkmar Hein. The work is based on an idea of a short story by Jorge Luis Borge and the Gospel of St. Mark about Balthasar Espinosa, a man who becomes involved with the Gutres people of Pampa and eventually dies by being hanged on a cross by the same people with whom he was so fascinated. It takes place in the great plains of the Pampa where Baltasar Espinosa is invited to his friend's ranch. To escape the monotony of continuous rain, he begins every night to read aloud to the fascinated Gutres people. They ask for him to reread the Gospel of St. Mark. Mysterious things begin happening during the dark days -- Baltasar cures an animal through 20th century means, something the Gutres have never seen before. The rain eventually stops. That night a virgin Gutre girl visits Baltasar's bed. The next day, he reads the Gospel to the Gutres for the last time. They then ask Baltasar, who is not a believer, if even those who crucified the Savior can receive salvation. They ask for his blessing, then they violently push him into a corner where they beat him and spit on him. Baltasar then sees the cross that has been prepared for him. The work is described not as a program work, but rather a sound correlation of scenes from history.
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Date: 1981
Duration: 12 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Corcoran, Frank
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P = Pinocchio ?

Description: Recording of Jukka Tiensuu's P = Pinocchio ? for six interpreters, computer-generated tapes and computer system for real-time compositional processes.
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Date: 1982
Duration: 26 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Tiensuu, Jukka
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Les insectes

Description: Recording of Peter Martincek's Les insectes. Incorporates the sounds of insects into a electronic piece of music.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 9 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Martinček, Peter, 1962-
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Pax

Description: Recording of Gottfried Martin's Pax for tape. Includes electronic and natural sounds, including voice, news recordings, and recordings of war sounds.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 18 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Martin, Gottfried
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Sensors IV

Description: Recording of Alcides Lanza's Sensors IV performed in 1984 by the McGill Concert Choir, conducted by Christopher Reynolds. The tape was realized at the Composer's studio (SHELAN Studio) and McGill University EMS in Montreal, QC, Canada. The piece explores different techniques of vocal wiring, especially the relationship of semantics, languages, and memory. The word "Memory" constitutes the entire text for the piece - using letter sound, recombinations of the word, and adding syllables from other languages that share similar etymology. Recording of the word "memories" -- Meg Sheppard's voice -- is used in the realization of the piece.
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Date: 1983/1984
Duration: 16 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Lanza, Alcides
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Logos

Description: Recording of Andrew Lewis's Logos. "Acousmatic" music for fixed medium (stereo).
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Date: 1984
Duration: 30 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Lewis, Andrew, 1963-
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Ensemble: 1989-04-28 - Men's Chorus

Description: Choral concert performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Date: April 28, 1989
Duration: 33 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Men's Chorus
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Ensemble: 1989-09-22 - Avon Gillespie Memorial Concert

Description: Ensemble concert performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Date: September 22, 1989
Duration: 58 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
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Ensemble: 1994-03-22 - Celebration of Women in Music

Description: An Ensemble Concert performed in the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Date: March 22, 1994
Duration: 59 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: UNT Women's Studies
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