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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
Creator: Headrick, Samuel
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11 september

Description: Recording of Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen's "11 september." The text is from a document called "What is MIR?" which was sent out illegally in Chile in 1974 and from the appeal of MIR two years after the taking over by the junta, on September 11, 1975. A left-wing party, MIR stayed in Chile in order to contribute as efficiently as possible to the building of the opposition. Other sound material also includes sounds from a typewriter and a demonstration at Bastad, Sweden in September 1975 at a tennis match between Sweden and Chile with more than 4,000 participants. The text is taken in small excerpts from the document in Spanish, English, Swedish, Danish, French, Dutch, and Icelandic. The piece consists of three sections overlapping each other gradually, which shows the relationship between the spoken words and the immediate danger connected with that text. The first section "as a spontaneous statement," deals with the document at its direct background: the silence is broken, in spite of the danger connected with the writing, manifolding papers that criticize the politics and methods of the junta and discuss the strategy of the opposition. The second section deals with the document as a medium of discussion. At the end of this section, the "media-environment," "almost as a magazine on foreign affairs," is broken by shouts from the demonstration at the Bastad which were heard directly in Chilean TV. The third section is about the appeal of MIR as a direct request to the audience: to isolate the junta through a boycott of Chilean products and through demanding from national politicians to break the silence which has long been maintained, among other places in the United Nations of which Chile is still a member. Inspiration for the piece came from the composer's participation in the activities of the ...
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Date: 1977
Creator: Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Carl
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Setting for spirituals

Description: Recording of Joel Chadabe's Setting for spirituals.
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Date: 1977
Creator: Chadabe, Joel
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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
Creator: Radovanović, Vladan, 1932-
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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
Creator: Kurtág, György
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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
Creator: Pousseur, Henri
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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
Creator: Patachich, Iván
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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
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Late Afternoon

Description: Recording of Jukka Ruohomäki's Late Afternoon
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Date: 1977
Creator: Ruohomäki, Jukka
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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
Creator: Needles, James
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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
Creator: Schubert, Mark
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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
Creator: Schwarzenlander, Martin
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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
Creator: Voigtländer, Lothar, 1943-
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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
Creator: Schäffer, Bogusław
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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
Creator: Smet, Raoul de
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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
Creator: Zvonar, Richard
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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
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Elite Lore and Popular Lore in Latin American

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Elite Lore and Popular Lore in Latin American Oral History" given during the 1977 Oral History Association Colloquium in San Diego, California.
Date: 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History in Hawaii

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Oral History in Hawaii" given during the 1977 Oral History Colloquium in San Diego.
Date: 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Oral History Workshop]

Description: Sound recording of an oral history workshop in San Diego, California.
Date: October 20, 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Why of Oral History

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "The Why of Oral History" given during an oral history workshop in San Diego, California. Research for the talk was done by Manfred Waserman, teaching by Gwendolyn Safier, and preservation by Kenneth W. Rock.
Date: October 20, 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Philanthropic Foundations

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Philanthropic Foundations" recorded during the 1977 Oral History Association Colloquium in San Diego, California.
Date: October 22, 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History in Hawaii

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Oral History in Hawaii" given during the 1977 Oral History Association Colloquium in San Diego, California.
Date: October 23, 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Latin American Oral History

Description: Sound recording of a talk titled "Latin American Oral History" given during the 1977 Oral History Association Colloquium in San Diego, California.
Date: October 21, 1977
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections