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.
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
Partner: UNT Music Library