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Of time and nostalgia

Description: Recording of Douglas Lilburn's Of time and nostalgia.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes
Creator: Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001
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Sch No. 2

Description: Recording of György Kurtág's Sch No. 2. The title applies to a series of works written for the electronic guitar. Second in the series, this piece uses very simple technical means: fuzz, wah-wah, feedback on the bass guitar. Kurtag's intention is to exploit the acoustic possibilities of the bass guitar. Recording made in the electronic studios of Radio Hungarian (1977).
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Date: 1977
Duration: 7 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Kurtág, György
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Setting for spirituals

Description: Recording of Joel Chadabe's Setting for spirituals.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 18 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Chadabe, Joel
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Filigran 4

Description: Recording of Akil Mark Koci's Filigran 4.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 6 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Koci, Akil Mark, 1936-
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Stria

Description: Recording of John Chowning's Stria. The work uses the processes of computer synthesis to precisely control the spectral components - the partials - of sound. A non-tonal division of the frequency space is based on the golden ratio which is also used to determine relationships between inharmonic spectral components. Chowning received one of the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music's (IRCAM) first commissions to compose a piece for the first series of concerts of the Institute (which was presented by Pierre Boulez in Paris of 1977) at the initiative of Luciano Berio. Stria was composed between the summer and autumn of 1977 at the Center for Computer Research in Music an Acoustics of Stanford University.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 15 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Chowning, John M.
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Ludus Sinteticus

Description: Recording of Iván Patachich's Ludus Sinteticus. This composition includes synthetic sounds and contains nine part of form that contrast in atmosphere and construction to each other. Two fundamental structures characterize the composition: a successively built block of clusters and a kind of percussion-rhythmic structure.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 8 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Patachich, Iván
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Pour bande et instruments divers

Description: Recording of Bogusław Schäffer's "Pour bande et instruments divers" ("For tape and various instruments")
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Date: 1977
Duration: 14 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Schäffer, Bogusław
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Maiandros

Description: Recording of Paavo Heininen's Maiandros, Op. 37, for tape. It was commissioned by Finish Radio. It was realized on 23 March 1977.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 13 minutes 13 seconds
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Concertante

Description: Recording of Samuel Headrick's Concertante for Violoncello and Magnetic Tape. It is aggressive and decisive in nature with sections that emerge from and evolve into one another, giving the piece a feeling of inevitability. The title describes the concert-piece in which both instruments are used in virtuosic solo capacities. It was inspired by Brahms's Symphony Number One, First Movement and Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses."
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Date: 1977
Duration: 6 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Headrick, Samuel
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Merchants

Description: Recording of Mark Schubert's Merchants. This piece is a progression from single isolated events to total unification of all sounds. The method of doing so involved simple mixings of the different sounds (first individually presented), extending the events with loops, rapidly splicing different timbres together, and finally using tape echo, blending all the sounds into a climactic ending.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Schubert, Mark
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Lyric Density I

Description: Recording of James Needles's Lyric Density I. This piece is the first in a series of three works which explore the development of density from a steady-state sound into a more defined lyric and linear statement. In this initial movement, short and abrupt crescendos promote areas of high attack density often veiled by a continuous foreground or background sound.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 2 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Needles, James
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GAM 77

Description: Recording of Raoul de Smet's GAM 77. It is a work based on concrete sound material, specifically a cookware set on which the composer improvised. In the studio, the sounds were kneaded and transformed until it reached a sound comparable to gamelan. The title refers to it and when one reads the English title ("game"), it refers at the same time to the composer's activity. As soon as the material was fixed, it was organized in canon three voices. GAM 77 was realized at the Institute for Systematic Musicology (IPEM) in Ghent in 1977.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 5 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Smet, Raoul de
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Recorded

Description: Recording of Vladan Radovanović's Recorded. The attention in this piece is focused on the interaction of sound and semantic aspects of the word "recorded" and the sounds that accompany it. At times reversible elements oppose the irreversibility of the flow of the word.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 5 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Radovanović, Vladan, 1932-
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Ever-Livin' Rhythm

Description: Recording of Neil Rolnick's "Ever-Livin' Rhythm." All of the sound material comes from fragments of African music taken mostly from field recordings of music of the BaBenzele pygmies of Central Africa, which was then transcribed by Rolnick. The rhythmic drive of the piece is similar to the kind of infectious music which has come out of the African diaspora. The computer part was realized on a mainframe computer which would calculate the batch files, which is an aspect that endures in Rolnick's later works as well.
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Date: 1977/1978
Duration: 8 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Rolnick, Neil B.
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Windows

Description: Recording of Richard Zvonar's Windows for two-channel tape. The piece is described by Zvonar as being "an animated film for the ears." The sonic images are meant to invoke glimpses of alien landscapes, unknown and yet strangely familiar. Sound materials were taken from choral sound masses, filtered and gated through a Buchla 200 Series synthesizer. No electronic sound materials were used.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 9 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Zvonar, Richard
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Unter dem Pflasterstein liegt der Strand

Description: Recording of Martin Schwarzenlander's Unter dem Pflasterstein liegt der Strand. The music is interspersed with text about demonstrations in East Germany during the 1970s.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 12 minutes
Creator: Schwarzenlander, Martin
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Late Afternoon

Description: Recording of Jukka Ruohomäki's Late Afternoon
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Date: 1977
Duration: 6 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Ruohomäki, Jukka
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Liège à Paris

Description: Recording of Henri Pousseur's Liège à Paris for tape. The preposition "à" refers to several possible verbs: first, Liège thinks of Paris, and his first way of expressing it is to go there in a fictitious way, to play to visit it, to be there. So one can perceive that this is not just an illusion, that Liege (just like Geneva or Montreal) is in Paris, in every sense of the word, including that of 'to belong'. All these cities are part of a vast linguistic and cultural fabric, of which Paris is undoubtedly the heart. Finally, he dreams of a Paris really deserving its title of "City-light", to which Liège would strive to answer (even if its blast furnaces are extinguished one after the other) by that of "Cité ardente". Apart from the spontaneous, daily, improvised words gleaned from here and there by more or less indiscreet tape recorders, apart from four groups of brief quotations from Arcane 17 by André Breton, and apart from a promulgation of a rather official, easy to identify (and that our author has already incorporated into one of his prose), the texts used are all extracts of works by Michel Butor ("I hate Paris", main text, included in "Where" and "The island at the end of the world", in "Repertoire III"). Voice of Frédéric Bosseur, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Jean Drèze, René Hainaux, Isabelle Pousseur, a group of pupils of declamation classes of the Conservatoire de Liège, a group of collaborators of the Center for Musical Research of Wallonia and the children of the collaborators.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 59 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Pousseur, Henri
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Variation und collage

Description: Recording of Lothar Voigtländer's "Variation und collage" for voice and tape. The text is from a poem by F. G. Lorca. The human voice serves at primary sound material (murmurs, screams, editing, deformations). There are few synthetic sounds that were created through the use of the ARP synthesizer.
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Date: 1977/1980
Duration: 7 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Voigtländer, Lothar, 1943-
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Mountains

Description: The composition Mountains for Bass Clarinet and Magnetic Stripe, written in 1977, is in all likelihood in a new stylistic development of the composer. It is especially the conception of musical duration that has changed. Thus I was surprised to find that the duration of this work - estimated at a few minutes during the work - finally turned out to extend to almost twenty minutes. This can be explained in part by the long haul of most musical events, and by a large number of multilevel rehearsals. Be that as it may, the long wavy and sinuous lines, rising and descending slowly, the high plateaus where the music seems to be gathering, have, after the fact, called the title of Mountains. What remains of my earlier music is the fascination of musical traditions in the world. Without wanting to, and without being able to locate them, distant echoes of some popular music seem to touch the music, through the western idiom of today and the technological means used. The tape was developed at the composer's electronic studio in Hilversum. The technical process consists in generating variations at several levels from a basic program.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 18 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Leeuw, Ton de, 1926-1996
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History From the Bottom Up

Description: Sound recording of a talk at the 1977 Oral History Association Colloquium in San Diego titled "History From the Bottom Up".
Date: October 22, 1977
Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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San Diego Workshop Welcome

Description: Sound recording of Wyatt and Schultz giving a welcome speech during an Oral History Association Workshop in San Diego, California.
Date: October 20, 1977
Duration: 47 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Workshop: Developing an Index System

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Developing an Index System" given during an Oral History Association Workshop.
Date: October 21, 1977
Duration: 57 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Interviewing Techniques

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Interviewing Techniques" given during the 1977 Oral History Association Colloquium in San Diego, California. The talk is specifically about techniques of mass media interviewing.
Date: October 22, 1977
Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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