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Willis Conover's eulogy for Duke Ellington

Description: Recording of a eulogy for Duke Ellington by Willis Conover, likely incorporated into one of the memorial programs following Ellington's death. It may have been included in Music USA #7427-B, broadcast May 1, 1975.
Date: 1975
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Decisions and Current Legislature

Description: Sound recording of Truman Eustis III giving a Court related speech titled "Decisions and Current Legislature" at the 10th Annual Oral History Colloquium at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C..
Date: October 26, 1975
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Tramos

Description: Recording of Eduardo Bértola's Tramos for tape. The piece was made from two sound sources: radio broadcasts and direct recordings of popular events. These materials were structured by simple juxtaposition excluding the mixes and any kind of development of the original sound. It is therefor a purely horizontal structure in which we note the union of fragments of hard edge, perfectly delimited, similar to that used in some works of North American Pop Art. In this way, Bértola expresses his own point of view on the cultural significance and the non-significance of radio mass media in the countries of Latin America.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Bértola, Eduardo, 1939-1996
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Musinelle

Description: Recording of Jozef Rychlik's Musinelle. Material of the piece was extracted from the jazz piece (looped) and processed through the following devices: 8 Octave Filter Bank, Random Voltage Generator, and Pitch-to-Voltage Converter. The new material was completed with the electronic sounds from Synthi AKS. Particular sound and rhythmical structures were edited and sequenced through the preciously composed narration with wide rhythmical and space expression. Editing was made with scissors and special splice tape.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Rychlik, Józef, 1946-
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Ta Foneenta

Description: Recording of Iván Patachich's Ta Foneenta. The base of the work forms a mathematical series. The sound material of the work consists of vowels, synthetic sounds, and Morgenstern's poem "The Great Lalula." The construction of the work is two-channel and panoramic and constructed spatial movement are also often used. Sound units present in the molded parts are microstructures. The work has a so-called bridge shape, so the eleventh molding is a variation and mirror image of the first part, the tenth molding varies the second, and so forth. The sixth molding is the highlight of the work.
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Date: 1975/1976
Creator: Patachich, Iván
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Memento

Description: Recording of Ryszard Klisowski's Memento for tape.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Klisowski, Ryszard
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Kyrie

Description: Recording of László Dubrovay's Kyrie for tape.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Dubrovay, László, 1943-
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Adagio

Description: Recording of Raoul de Smet's Adagio. For this work the composer had proposed harmony and relaxation "before anything else.” From there, a slow and steady tempo and very simple form. The sound material is provided by twelve ordinary sound generators. The work begins with a chord in the treble, slowly emerging from the silence or void sound and sustained by a regular pulsation in the bass, the result of differential sounds. Then several new sounds are added while others change timbre, octave, or dynamics causing different sounds of other types. During a slow rise in crescendo, short glissandi roam and decorate the sound space until the climax is reached. A sound column, containing twelve frequencies, comes to rest for about a minute, allowing the ear to move in the audience and thus capture the sound shimmer. This passage is the opposite of the sound of nothingness and could thus appear as a sound universe where one could also lose the notion of time. A brutal blow breaks this sound column like a spring too long stretched. This universe collapses slowly to retreat into the depths of the sound nothingness from which it came. The work was realized on an analogue support at the IPEM in Ghent in 1975.
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Date: 1975
Creator: De Smet, Raoul
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Barisphère

Description: Recording of Zoltan Pongrácz's Barisphère. The work Barisphère is the central part of a cosmic series in three parts: Luna IX, Barisphère and The Big Bang. Its title refers to the central core of the earth, consisting of molten iron and nickel, with a diameter of about 30km. The composer's intention was to create, using electroacoustic means, a program music that excites the cosmic imagination of the listener. The sound material is made up of both synthetic and natural sounds rigorously structured by certain mathematical operations. Both rhythmically and formally, the proportions of the work are borrowed from the various measures of the earth. The treatments used are: transpositions, filtering, ring modulations, phase shifts, envelope transformations, feedback, reverberations, etc.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Pongrácz, Zoltán
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Brazen

Description: Recording of Emmanuel Ghent's Brazen.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Ghent, Emmanuel
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Canti per checca

Description: Recording of Teresa Rampazzi's Canti per checca.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Rampazzi, Teresa
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Cantica feralia

Description: Recording of Ivan Parík's Cantica feralia. The basic material is an orchestral work of the composer. The material was re-worked with electronic manipulations; originally the work was quadraphonic. Dedicated to the victims of the concentration camps of the Second World War.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Parík, Ivan, 1936-2005
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Atelje II (Atelier II)

Description: Recording of Lojze Lebič's Atelje II (Atelier II) for tape. The piece was composed in collaboration with Paul Pignon in the Radio Belgrade Electronic Studio in September 1975. It is made up of five sections, in which certain electroacoustic "instrumental" ideas are transformed through characteristic compositional procedures. The title has a twofold meaning: on one hand, it reveals the aims of the composer's research, considering that this was Lebič's first encounter with the electronic medium, and on the other, his expectations that the composition would be performed in the Concert Atelier cycle of the Society of Slovene composers. Atelier II was later expanded into Atelier III for magnetic tape and live violoncello performance.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Lebič, Lojze
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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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Kaléidoscope

Description: Recording of Hubert Howe's Kaléidoscope, for electronic tape.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Howe, Hubert S., Jr., 1942-
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Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling, made in Aizawl village.
Date: [1975,1979]
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Syrrhapte

Description: Recording of Patrick Lenfant's Syrrhapte
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Date: 1975
Creator: Lenfant, Patrick
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Suburban nights

Description: Recording of Åke Parmerud's Suburban nights. Poem included: Suburban nights metallic, chilly hard surfaces, wiping out the feeling of depth and under the geometrical sediments violence hard, like the surfaces strikes again soft bodies desperately
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Date: 1975
Creator: Parmerud, Åke, 1953-
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Syntagmes

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's Syntagmes. This work obeys a double concern: formal rigor and vagrancy of the imagination. Seemingly contradictory proceedings, they are inspired by linguistic mechanisms which - within the limits of a code - allow innumerable discoveries.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Dhomont, Francis, 1926-
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Simple Electronic Symphony

Description: Recording of Miroslav Bázlik's Simple Electronic Symphony. This piece is arranged into four rather independent parts: Sonata, Cantus firmus, Madrigal and Ciaccona, designations of which reveal the author's effort to make the cyclic form of a symphony. The polarity of traditional and unconventional can be found also in the use of vocal or pre-composed material in a variety of transformations by studio means so that the cycle loses neither homogeneity nor tension.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Bázlik, Miroslav
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Skelelemedania

Description: Recording of Hal Freedman's Skelelemedania. This piece falls into three sections; the first and third combine live and tape sounds, and the second is for tape alone. The piece as a whole represents an expansion of the middle tape section. The more purely electronic layers were composed to complement or contrast with the vocal elements. The first and third sections make use of tape echo and delay systems. The timing of the repetitions allow the delay to be heard not as feedback but as a continuous evolution of texture and harmonic, melodic, and contrapuntal interplay.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Freedman, Hal
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Slow Field

Description: Recording of Stephen Montague's Slow Field. The primary sound was recorded from a toy organ and altered by means of filters, etc. The work employs heterodyning (using an electronic circuit to combine an input radio frequency with one that is generated in order to produce new frequencies) and the use of vari-speed near the end.
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Date: 1975
Creator: Montague, Stephen
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Solipsismo

Description: Recording of Bruno D'Auzon's Solipsismo. This work combines a finished text (in Portuguese) and its relation to a musical context. The composer has tried to combine the movement between sounds and speech, a poetic language without concern for meaning and in which sound objects or musical phrases may more easily support a concept or an image than words. The piece is divided into five parts, with the middle part playing a relaxing role where the theme is no longer human language.
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Date: 1975/1976
Creator: d'Auzon, Bruno
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