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Transits élémentaires

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's "Transits élémentaires" ("Elementary Transits"). The piece is a question of a crossing that could be compared - very modestly - to that of Dante's Virgil. From fire through air, from central magma to the high layers of the atmosphere, the traveler crosses through then Alice's looking glass. The perception then becomes mental. At the formal level, the piece has five concave movements, all of unequal duration articulated by a constantly varied pattern, a sort of hin… more
Date: 1982/1983
Duration: 16 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Dhomont, Francis, 1926-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Beyond the Clouds

Description: Recording of Keiki Okasako's Beyond the Clouds.
Date: 1976
Duration: 13 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Okasako, Keiki
Partner: UNT Music Library

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.
Date: 1978
Duration: 7 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Galante, Francesco
Partner: UNT Music Library


Description: Recording of Ricardo Mandolini's Fabulas. It is a piece that creates a soundscape of fantasy, reminiscent of stories from childhood. Uses electronic and instrumental sound material.
Date: 1979
Duration: 9 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Mandolini, Ricardo, 1950-
Partner: UNT Music Library


Description: Recording of Jonty Harrison's Eq for live saxophone and tape. It is the third in a series of works that features saxophones. This piece like the others, is also concerned with 'cu' (here made manifest by the interaction of live saxophone and recorded sounds on tape), 'Q' (a filter is used to sweet the producing melodic material out of static harmony) and spatial articulation. 'EQ' is studio slang for 'equalization - a more sophisticated version of the treble and bass controls on a domestic hi-f… more
Date: 1980
Duration: 15 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Harrison, Jonty, 1952-
Partner: UNT Music Library


Description: Recording of Klaus Röder's Klangbild. The basis of this piece was a guitar improvisation. The tape with the recorded guitar sounds was cut at suitable points. The cut pieces were sorted and classified. So there were several small musical motifs which were instrumented afterwards by electronic means.
Date: 1979/1980
Duration: 19 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Röder, Klaus, 1948-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Extraits de Ballet

Description: Recording of Leo Nilsson's Extraits de Ballet
Date: unknown
Duration: 6 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Nilsson, Leo
Partner: UNT Music Library


Description: Recording of Costin Cazaban's Naturalia for piano and tape. Circular games on the harmonic sounds of the totally linear solo piano part. The direction of the music shows the process of disintegration on the environment. The idea for the work was aroused by the myth of the Sister of Albert Camus.
Date: 1980
Duration: 10 minutes
Creator: Cazaban, Costin
Partner: UNT Music Library

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… more
Date: 1981
Duration: 10 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Porter, David, 1953-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Phases - Events

Description: Recording of Enström's Phases - Events
Date: 1976
Duration: 12 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Enström, Rolf, 1951-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Requiem per amanda

Description: Recording of Teresa Rampazzi's Requiem per amanda. Key musical features include two female voices in an echoing pattern and synthesized sounds.
Date: 1982
Duration: 8 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Rampazzi, Teresa
Partner: UNT Music Library

November settting

Description: Recording of Gottfried Martin's November setting.
Date: 1974
Duration: 11 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Martin, Gottfried
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Date: 1978/1980
Duration: 24 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Sirén, Pekka
Partner: UNT Music Library

Como un suspiro caido del cielo

Description: Recording of Eduardo Kusnir's "Como un suspiro caido del cielo" ("Like a sigh dropped from the sky").
Date: 1976
Duration: 12 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Kusnir, Eduardowordre
Partner: UNT Music Library

Alidvoty "Les harmoniques"

Description: Recording of Tadeáš Salva's Alidvoty "Les harmoniques."
Date: unknown
Duration: 6 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Salva, Tadeáš, 1937-1995
Partner: UNT Music Library

Inspiravit aeolus

Description: Recording of Pierre Barbaud's Inspiravit Aeolus. During the months of July - August 1979, Barbaud did his holiday homework on the island of Panarea, which is part of the eight Aeolian Islands in southern Italy. The title refers to the character Aeolus from Homer's Odyssey who is the Keeper of the Winds. In the hours of siesta, he blows with great gentleness on the bougainvillea; this is the inspiration for all of the algorithms in the piece. After returning to Paris, Barbaud asked Frank Brown a… more
Date: 1980
Duration: 10 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Barbaud, Pierre
Partner: UNT Music Library

A pocketful of posies

Description: Recording of Jonathan Berger's "A pocketful of posies." The title refers to the Black Death of the 14th century, a time when people dealt with impending doom in much the same way as people do today. It was premiered at Stanford University in March 1984.
Date: 1984
Duration: 9 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Berger, Jonathan, 1954-
Partner: UNT Music Library


Description: Recording of Loretta Jankowski's Strephanade. The piece makes extensive use of voltage-controlled equipment. It was entirely electronically generated and produced. Strephanade was realized at the Electronic Music Studio at the University of Michigan.
Date: 1974
Duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Jankowski, Loretta, 1950-
Partner: UNT Music Library


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.
Date: 1980
Duration: 12 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Dyett, Kim, 1956-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Panta rhei

Description: Recording of Jürgen Bräuninger's Panta Rhei. This piece is connected for one female dancer who is connected to a synthesizer via a cable ("Umbilical cord"). "Panta Rhei" ("everything flows") refers to the Greek myth of the Three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos). The cable represents the string of life which the performer can not escape. This dependency forces her to react to the sound events with reach her through the cable.
Date: 1978/1979
Duration: 11 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Bräuninger, Jürgen, 1956-
Partner: UNT Music Library


Description: Recording of Barton MacLean's Genesis.
Date: 1974
Duration: 16 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: MacLean, Barton
Partner: UNT Music Library

Soft Song

Description: Recording of Ton Bruynèl's Soft Song.
Date: 1974
Duration: 8 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Bruynèl, Ton
Partner: UNT Music Library

Of time and nostalgia

Description: Recording of Douglas Lilburn's Of time and nostalgia.
Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes
Creator: Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001
Partner: UNT Music Library
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