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Susurros

Description: Recording of Emilio Mendoza's Susurros. The title refers to the gray character of the piece, the feeling of death, and its calm acceptance of that death. The piece is based on the physical spactial movement of sounds and the changes of timbre and intensity of four basic sound that are produced in the oral cavity of the four musicians. Work was done at the Robert Schumann Institute in Dusseldorf. The electroacoustic version of this piece was made from February 1978 to March 1980.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Mendoza, Emilio
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Rapid eye movement

Description: Recording of Roger Doyle's Rapid eye movement. The title refers to the type of sleep called "Rapid Eye Movement" or REM, which is dream sleep. During REM sleep, the muscles of the eyes move as though the dreamer were watching something. Structurally, the work is conceived in the same way as Déjà vu occurs in life. There are 30 or 40 instances of mysterious familiarities of the same sounds placed in totally different contexts. Like the human cell, any extract from the composition will reveal the main elements comprising it - the part reflects the whole.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Doyle, Roger
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Esquisse de quelques par dans Paris

Description: Recording of Pierre Mariétan's "Esquisse de quelques par dans Paris" ("Sketch of some part in Paris"). Uses sound clips of events in Paris (e.i. a car starting, kids playing, bells tolling, etc.).
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Date: 1978
Creator: Mariétan, Pierre, 1935-
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Panta rhei

Description: Recording of Jürgen Bräuninger's Panta Rhei. This piece is connected for one female dancer who is connected to a synthesizer via a cable ("Umbilical cord"). "Panta Rhei" ("everything flows") refers to the Greek myth of the Three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos). The cable represents the string of life which the performer can not escape. This dependency forces her to react to the sound events with reach her through the cable.
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Bräuninger, Jürgen, 1956-
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Night flower

Description: Recording of John Winiarz's Night flower performed by Le Duo Classique de Montréal: Davis Joachum and Eric Wilner. The title refers to a desert plant called a "night-blooming cactus," which blooms in the dark and dies at the first light of dawn. This is not a piece of program music; rather, it is an evocation of the atmosphere suggested by the images of the desert, night and beauty. The sound material used comes from electronic sources, natural and instrumental, processed mainly by lilting and modulation rings. The tape was produced at the Electronic Music Studio of McGill University in Montreal.
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Winiarz, John, 1952-
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Contemplation II

Description: Recording of Jarmo Sermilä's Contemplation II for alto saxaphone and pre-recorded electronics. Premiered on 3 July 1979 at Hämeenlinna by Pekka Savijoki.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Sermilä, Jarmo, 1939-
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Abominable A

Description: Recording of Luigi Ceccarelli's "Abominable A" for magnetic tape. The piece includes the voices of Kadigia Bove, Francesca Furlanetto, Eugenio Giordani, Luciano Martinis, Michela Mollia, Achille Perilli, Marina Poggi, Enrico Pulsoni, Giovanni Puma, Kerstin Riemer, Claudio Rufa, Stefano Scodanibbio, Gaetano Trusso, and Catherine Verwilgen. The piece contains a recitation of all the words in the Italian vocabulary that begin with the letter A, read in sequence from voices with different stamps, rhythms, and intonations. To these are added other sequences in French, German, and English. The work is divided into fifteen sections, each of which has a different criterion for processing the timbre, rhythm, and space. It was realized at the Electronic Laboratory for Experimental Music at the Conservatory "G. Rossini" in Pesaro from 1978 to 1980.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Ceccarelli, Luigi
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Adieu à Terez

Description: Recording of László Király's Adieu à Terez. “The sound material of the composition is a female voice modulated by various electronic means. The composition consists of 3 parts: 1) The enchantment of Terez, 2) The dream at dawn 3) Farewell The first part is based solely on the modulation of the voice. The beginning of the second part consists of an indiscernible speech and vocal music, which becomes more and more discernible. The third part remains on the contrast of voice and vocal music. For me, the essential was the contrast and the correspondence and the emotional effect the different timbres of sound.” - László Király, composer
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Date: 1978
Creator: Király, László
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Cascando -- An Electronic Musicalization of the Radio Play by Samuel Beckett

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's Cascando -- An Electronic Musicalization of the Radio Play by Samuel Beckett. The original play by Beckett concerns the attempts of the "Voice" to tell a story about a man named Woburn that will satisfy the "Opener," which would allow the "Voice" to remain silent from then on forever. When the "Voice" falters or the "Opener" grows tied of hearing him, music is heard. In Dodge's version the "Opener" is played by Sam Tsoutsouvas and the "Voice" is a computer-synthesized voice based on a reading by Steven Gilborn. The music was realized using the synthetic voice as a model for its pitch and noise events.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Dodge, Charles
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Candomblet

Description: Recording of Rodolfo Caesar's Candomblet. This piece was created through manipulation of the Candomblet record synthesizer. The choice of sound material follows purely musical criteria; there is no nationalist intention. Piece uses music originally made for dance.
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Date: 1978/1981
Creator: Caesar, Rodolfo
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Fantasy Quintet

Description: "Fantasy quintet" for piano and computer was composed in 1977-78 for pianist Dwight Peltzer, on a commission from the National Endowment for the Art. The work is cast in three movements, with cadenza-like material appearing in the middle of the first movement and near the end of the final movement. It was my intention from the beginning to compose a work that would allow the performer to play with some degree of freedom and in a vituoso style. Throughout most of the work computer is limited to four voices, each having its own speaker. The somewhat whimsical arrangement of the speakers about the piano is important to the central idea of a quintet with the piano as a concerto instrument. The "Fantasy quintet" is meant to resemble a chamber concerto in terms of its volume and its frontal stage characteristic. In at least one sense this rather traditional and perhaps heroic plan would seen to be out of step with a medium using loudspeakers, which people often view in a detached or impersonal way. Yet it was that condition which I wanted very much to investigate in the "Fantasy quintet". The work attempts to personalize the speakers, and their sounds are those of natural instruments such as the trumpet, the clarinet and the drum. These musical timbres served as a point of departure for the composition. Many of the ideas for the construction of the pieces grew out of the computer algorithms, which we often call computer instruments. My work on trumpet tone synthesis in recent years is certainly related to the computer sounds in the "Fantasy quintet". The work also owes a great deal to the synthesis work of John Chowning, Jean-Claude Risset and John Grey. The musical material in the "Fantasy quintet" varies considerably. The first movement, "Ringing", ...
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Date: 1978
Creator: Morrill, Dexter
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Partial Distances

Description: Recording of James Dashow's Partial Distances. It is the last purely analog electronic work Dashow composed. There are a few sounds in this piece generated by computer but significantly transformed and altered by analog techniques of one kind or another, such as dynamic filtering, delay line processing, extreme velocity manipulations, etc. The piece was made by the old tape cut and splice method, mixing and re-mixing pairs of ReVoxes onto a third one, and avoiding tape hiss with the newly invented dbx noise reduction box. The piece is in 4 sections, the first two blending smoothly into each other, and these are separated from the fourth by the giant multi-voiced "ostinato" movement that builds to the work's climax. The sounds are constructed from series of partials whose distances between each other vary from harmonic to inharmonic and are subsequently combined in a variety of ways. The title refers to distances between musical ideas and/or variants of the same idea, distances which are never extended, long, full or complete, despite what we say or do, but, like distances between people, only partial.
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Date: 1978/1979
Creator: Dashow, James, 1944-
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Psalm 90.10

Description: Recording of Tamas Ungvary's Psalm 90.10.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Ungvary, Tamas, 1936-
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Wellenformen 1981

Description: Recording of Anestis Logothetis's "Wellenformen 1981" ("Waveforms 1981"). The piece was created from one recorded waveform which then was modified in various ways. It was realized in Stockholm at the IMPAC Computer Program Studio.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Logothetis, Anestis
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Iterum Meditemur

Description: Recording of Mayako Kubo's Iterum Meditemur for trombone and tape. The tape was produced in the electronic music studio of the Hochschule für Musik in Wien. Included in the sounds of the tape are wind chimes, bells, and human voice which reads reports from a newspaper printed in 1941 in Columbus, Ohio USA. The text for the trombone player is from the Japanese author Kazumi Takahaschi, partially altered by the composer It was composed from September to November 1978 in Vienna.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Kubo, Mayako
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Cordamix

Description: Recording of Herman Rechberger's Cordamix. In this piece, Rechberger combines musical styles of stringed instruments from a variety of cultures, historical eras, and styles to create a sound palate that jumps to and from audibly different places and times.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Rechberger, Herman
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