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Studie I

Description: Recording of Jeffery Bossin's Studie I. The composer's first electronic work, composed in 1975. It represents a study in the development and structuring of material derived from three phonemes.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Bossin, Jeffery
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Childish Dreams

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's Childish Dreams. These “Childish Dreams” were written from an idea suggested to me by Jadwiga Mackiewicz and on an order I contracted with the Polish Radio’s Programme. It was the ambition both of the composer that the work should have more than a musical value; that is should possess a visible didactic function. It has been our assumption that electronic music can attract a child’s attention and direct it toward the beauty of the sound world which surrounds him throughout every day: the specific attractiveness, the sound of machines, nature, the street. In making a child susceptible to this specific beauty of sound, his sensual world and his feeling for beauty are enriched. “Childish Dreams” are my first step in such matters. In effect, it is a group of five short works with clearly defined content and titles: Lullaby, Train, In the Land of Ice, Dance of the Cats, Clock Talk. The sound material climate, the manner of the musical narration and the sound material I employed in the various parts correspond with the theme of each sound tale, each “dream,” to a great or smaller extent. Though the music carries programme-type features, I feel I have successfully avoided being too literal and, in result, I am closer to the ultimate purpose I set myself in this work – to make children more aware of the beauty of sound and music.
Date: 1976
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
Partner: UNT Music Library

Mouvements

Description: Recording of Benno Ammann's Mouvements. Realized at the Ipem Studio in November 1976. Two main structures, computer-controlled (and partly alienated and distorted), form the basic material of the piece, and are mixed, varied and transformed into new sound formations in an aleatoric process by means of high-low filters, tempophones and feedback subjected to variable time. Contrasting sound elements (more figurative characters), produced on the apparatuses DATAPULSE and WAVETEK of Ipem’s studio, accompany the main sections parties principally by variation and increasing movement in ever changing time.
Date: 1976
Creator: Ammann, Benno, 1904-1986
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Métonymie ou le corps impossible

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's Métonymie ou le corps impossible. Two possible readings: 1) "Metonymy", figure of rhetoric; "An object is designated by the no of a similar object". Uses 4 families of sound sources: musical instruments, voices, concert and electronic sounds. Most sound objects are "diverted" from their context; in this lies metonymy. Each family offers collections of objects cutting the duration in pulsed time/smooth time by contrasts, oppositions, slips ... It is also a discourse by associations (one sound calls another). The voice neglects the "discrete units" of language to retain only the prosodic features. 2) Impossible route of a "body" (figured by vocal fragments) locked up, dissolved (murdered?). In another body/place, which unceasingly defeats, tears, covers it. The voice is always spoken out of meaning in a kind of primary glossolalic act. Drift impulse momentum engulfed after multiple attempts of emergence. 4 Parts: 1 - 1'45 Instrumental / vocal / concrete / Electronic 2 - 6'27 Pulses / iterations / cells / groups + 2 'rests' 3 - 4'17 Large notes + mixed variations 4 - 5'02 Frames + coda
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Date: 1976
Creator: Dhomont, Francis
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Guimauve

Description: Recording of Frank Royon Le Mée's Guimauve. Band concert version of a musical theater for: 3 readers 2 dancers 1 walk-on actor and tape recorder As a result of a month's stay in a psychiatric hospital, in all that sick "I succeeded?" After several attempts, gathering memories, various notes to paint a picture of tension, pain, laugh, forces, splinters, implosion, imbalance… Guimauve 4 parts of atmosphere
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Date: 1976
Creator: Royon Le Mée, Frank, 1953-1993
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Ambulator Nemorensis

Description: Recording of David Keane's Ambulator Nemorensis. "Ambulator Nemorensis" was put together as a preliminary study for an experimental film by Nicholas Kendall called Tala. While the actual music used in Tala was quite different from “Ambulator Nemorensis” both are attempts to create an imaginary landscape (or to use Murray Schaefer's term "soundscape"). This piece is an honest attempt to create something beautiful.
Date: 1976
Creator: Keane, David, 1943-2017
Partner: UNT Music Library

Treesway Solo

Description: Recording of Leif Brush's Treesway Solo. “After an intense period of analog familiarization with the range and enormity of available sounds extraterrestrial and in nature, I tried the only techniques then available to me, tape manipulation and speaker placements. The only coloration that I employed in early sound handling was through equalization, balancing and combining mix-downs. I have always monitored from nearly neutral sensors, and my interest has been in trading, configuring and juxtapositionings and in the presentation of sound in natural and climatically different contexts, mainly exterior and in real time. Within the 1980s, I worked with 200-speakers using an Intel 8080 microprocessor used for satellite teleperformances, with collaborators and in outdoor "studios." Structure-wise my work centers around spaces in spaces, scale and proportion, and my sound works’ effect on awareness of the psychological effects of sounds, for instance, from trees and wind transformation via my wind ribbon. I am concentrating on conceptualizing a segue from Internet to real time with on-call two-way availabilities of my data-laden resources. My basic groundwork includes several recyclings of the TerraInstruments, including the signal discs, self-broadcasting trees, lased raindrops and wind ribbon variations in an attempt to express the voltages I seek from natural sources as re-contextualized audible constructs, offering personal connections to the long-term aural memories of earth guests. A surging underlying thinness is just so when I touch(ed) the taught stainless steel strands with a hand-held magnetic DiMarzio sensor. I held onto this recording as THE brief encounter and added an intercession experience. It's "a possession parked in my head" since I knew this Terrain Instrument, and this sample was at its purest, resonant best.” – Leif Brush, composer
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Date: 1976
Creator: Brush, Leif
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Espai sonor

Description: A recording of Eduardo Polonio's Espai Sonor.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Polonio, Eduardo, 1941-
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Drive

Description: Recording of Reynold Weidenaar's Drive. Its glow is soft - silver. It becomes denser - and as the stuff of which it's made grows closer, it becomes harder and harder to keep it round, shining, glowing. Fatigue builds. Will is not enough. Finally, the question of why enters and the blows weaken, are fewer. The center holds itself for a while. To fail means death. The center then comes apart. Bursting or oozing. Back again to the periphery. A counterattack is mustered by the powers of will. A new pounding. A second glowing. But then a greater final fatigue enters. It ends. There isn't anything left. Why is left unanswered, unheard. - Thaddeus Kostrubala, M.D.D, The Joy of Running
Date: 1976
Creator: Weidenaar, Reynold
Partner: UNT Music Library

Moll (opéra-lilliput pour 6 roches molles)

Description: Recording of Marcelle Deschênes's Moll (opéra-lilliput pour 6 roches molles). An open composition, MOLL (“Soft”) is presented in its full version as an outdoor show and "plain-breath" in 60 beaches, known for: 1) mimes or dancers 2) mobile and sound decors, and floors with sound 3) wind, blast, white noise 4) acoustic instruments (vibrating air, percussion) 5) live electronic instruments 6) magnetic tape (concrete sounds not transformed: insects, water, birds, boat, etc.) electronic sounds, musical quotes (Debussy, Berg, Wagner, Mozart etc.), manipulated sounds 7) sounds of mouth (partial or total live transformation) 8) a child (toys of children). This piece serves as a large group of associations from different levels of human experience. Of a plural nature and structure, this piece constitutes a mosaic made up of the juxtaposition of polymorphic and heterogeneous elements borrowed from models and systems of formation and transformation (cosmogonic, mythological, symbolic, atmospheric, oceanographic, astronomical, geological, musical, etc.) which, by association, can be put in relation with the rocks and their environment.
Date: 1976
Creator: Deschênes, Marcelle
Partner: UNT Music Library

Prélude pour fête foraine et synthétiseur

Description: Recording of Jean Piché's Prélude pour fête foraine et synthétiseur. This piece is an exploration of the acoustic structure of a popular festival. The environmental sections of the work come from a binaural recording of a celebratory crowd gathered for the annual parade, Carnival of Quebec City. The moments preserved are those preceding the arrival of the parade. The core of the piece was made in the studio with a MOOG synthesizer, using the temporal structure of the environment as a support. The electronic section passes from a slow, static time (reference to the acoustic macrostructure of a crowd - many internal changes but temporal homogeneity overall) to a fast time where the junction is established with the micro structure of the environment. The electronic synthesis of this last moment wants to approach the organic timbres of the voice and the horns that the party-goers use to sound their loud exuberance.
Date: 1976
Creator: Piché, Jean
Partner: UNT Music Library

Abracadabra

Description: Recording of Edmund Cionek's Abracadabra.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Cionek, Edmund
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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").
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Date: 1976
Creator: Kusnir, Eduardowordre
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Chile Fertil Provincia...

Description: Recording of Gabriel Berncic's "Chile Fertil Provincia..." Electronic and instrumental sounds, recorded and processed onto four tracks, make up an autonomous flow. To this are added percussion, viola, double bass, tumbadoras and voices, these instruments-persons bringing new visions to the ensemble through the free creation of sequences and/or parallel discourses. "Chile fertil provincia" is the opening line in Alonso de Ercilla y Zœ–iga's La Araucana, the long epic poem which was the first to tell of the conquest of this remote West Indies country in Spanish American literature. It is an allegory about the motherland in ancient and recent times: Latin America told through scenes whose chronology does not obey any absolute historical time. Beginning with a futuristic ancestor and passing through different vassalages, a synthesis forms which evokes the oldest of traditions and aspires to be a binding hymn of the peoples. The titles of this staging music are, in order of performance, as follows: The Woods of Our Ancestors and of Those Yet to Come, The Conqueror's Cross of the South, The Piano of the Inquisition, La Moneda del Valle de Yuro, Jail and Disappearance, The Broad Boulevards Will Open Up. This work, revised several times and finally presented publicly in Barcelona and London, found its final form in 1983. The piece won first prize in the 1984 edition of the Group de Musique electroacoustic contest of Bourges.
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Date: 1976/1983
Creator: Brnčić, Gabriel
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Carousel

Description: Recording of Douglas Lilburn's Carousel.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001
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Casus Mixus

Description: Recording of Klaus Josef Mitzner's Casus Mixus.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Mitzner, Klaus Josef
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Ballada

Description: Recording of Bohdan Mazurek's Ballada. The title of the work relates above all to the epic character of the musical narrative. All the main thematic subjects and the materials of this composition are present in a brief entry. Apart from this entry and the conclusion we can find three different parts, but this division does not in any way interfere with the continuity of the work.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Mazurek, Bohdan
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Beyond the Clouds

Description: Recording of Keiki Okasako's Beyond the Clouds.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Okasako, Keiki
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12 heures 45 minutes

Description: Recording of Patrick Fleury's 12 heures 45 minutes.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Fleury, Patrick
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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
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
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Satumaisema

Description: Recording of Marja Vesterinen's Satumaisema ("Fairy-tale Landscape") performed by Marja Vesterinen. The piece begins with an image of empty space with strange unknown planets passing over the observer. A raw chord, formed from the interval of the third and produced with the aid of amplitude modulation, symbolizes the friction against the outer atmosphere as the traveler reaches the vicinity of the fairy-tale planet. From beneath the layer of misty clouds is revealed a beautiful land of sweetness and verdure.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Vesterinen, Marjaana
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Rondo (Bevor Ariadne kommt)

Description: Recording of Georg Katzer's Rondo (Bevor Ariadne kommt). This piece incorporates the dramatic use of sound materials such as noises, instrumental and synthesized sounds. These materials were treated in the style of a classic rondo with three themes that were then interwoven for compositional purposes. The contrasting central part consists of an assembly of sounds. At the end of the work, there appears a recitation of a child related to the title and the subject.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Katzer, Georg, 1935-
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As I sit (with a prelude)

Description: Recording of Mark Schubert's As I sit (with a prelude). This piece uses a synthesizer in conjunction with a probability controller to control a pulse wave and two filters. The composer also used tape manipulations, mostly splicing, some reversing of tape, and varispeed.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Schubert, Mark
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Voyage II

Description: Recording of Elżbieta Sikora's Voyage II.
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Date: 1976
Creator: Sikora, Elżbieta, 1943-
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