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Studio per due sorgenti

Description: Recording of Francesco Galante's "Studio per die sorgenti" ("Study for Two Sources"). The musical form is a comtinuum and the music is a passage from a low to high complexity of sound materials, of the shape of textures and the succession of the events in the acceleration of time. It was realized in the electronic music studios at the Experimental Music Center in Rome in 1978.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 7 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Galante, Francesco
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Kasaanin Synty (Genesis of Kazan)

Description: Recording of Pekka Sirén's "Kasaanin Synty (Genesis of Kazan)" performed by Leena Schönberg, speaker. The poem "The Founding of Kazan" is a Mordovinian poem from the collection "Heimokannel," original translation of text from Mordavinian to Finnish by Otto Maninen. Realized in Finnish Radio's Experimental Studio and at Stockholm's EMS Studio from 1978-1980
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Date: 1978/1980
Duration: 24 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Sirén, Pekka
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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
Duration: 11 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Bräuninger, Jürgen, 1956-
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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
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Doyle, Roger
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Suite from inscape

Description: Recording of Felix Powell's Suite from inscape
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Date: 1978/1979
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Powell, Felix Loren, 1933-
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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
Duration: 27 minutes
Creator: Ceccarelli, Luigi
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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
Duration: 16 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Dashow, James, 1944-
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Dustiny

Description: Recording of Herbert Brun's Dustiny, an electronic composition.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 5 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Brün, Herbert, 1918-2000
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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
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Winiarz, John, 1952-
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Lunar Earthrise

Description: Recording of Maggi Payne's Lunar Earthrise. Performance is with four speakers accompanied by abstract slides. Composed at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 38 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Payne, Maggi
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Harmonie II : Beklemmt

Description: Recording of Peter Tod Lewis's "Harmonie II : Beklemmt" ("Harmony II: Oppressed") for tape.
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Date: 1978/1980
Duration: 8 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
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Study for horn and tape

Description: Recording of Jan Segers's Study for horn and tape performed by André van Driessche. The work was conceived as a study for the horn, accompanied by magnetic tape. Performance requires certain technical skills from the performer. The general form is A-B-A. The first A section consists of a note with semitone variation, which is then developed by the horn from pp to ff. The B section consists of rhythmic, contrapuntal variations alternating with "cantabile" passages, which could be considered a development of the previous A section. The second A section is a complete reversal of A1.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 6 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Segers, Jan
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Monastery in snowfall

Description: Recording of Antero Honkanen's "Monastery in snowfall."
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Date: 1978
Duration: 7 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Honkanen, Antero, 1941-
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Six fantaiseies on a poem by Thomas Campion

Description: Recording of Paul Lansky's "Six fantasies on a poem by Thomas Campion" performed by Hannah Mackey. It is a suite of computer synthesized studies of the reading of the poem "Sweet-cheeked Laura" by Thomas Campion. In this work, Lansky takes a single text, which was then read by his wife and frequent collaborator Hannah Mackay, and subjected it to a variety of aural manipulations. Each of the studies attempts to explicate different implicit musical aspects of the sound of speech. The effect of the different approaches should be to change the listener's perception and application of the musical senses of speech, particularly poetry reading.
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Date: 1978/1979
Duration: 22 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Lansky, Paul, 1944-
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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
Duration: 31 minutes 34 seconds
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
Duration: 8 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Caesar, Rodolfo
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Glossario II

Description: Recording of Giampaolo Testoni's Glossario II for tape.
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Date: 1978/1979
Duration: 19 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Testoni, Giampaolo, 1957-
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Worm-eaten apples

Description: Recording of Will Eisma's "Wormstekige Appels" ("Worm-eaten apples") for 4-track tape. The piece is made up of three parts, each of which is preceded or succeeded by growling or festoon-like sounds. The first part is made up of mainly low frequencies, the second part includes explosive sounds, and the third part consists of long and high sounds. However, each sound and phrase has been infected and distorted (worm-eaten) by a subject, such as noise, wrong dynamics, etc. It results often in sharp and rough sounds. The piece was realized in Studio Five roses in Hilversum - The Netherlands.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 11 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Eisma, Will, 1929-
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Harbinger

Description: Recording of Robin Julian Heifetz's Harbinger, performed by the University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players, under the direction of Paul Zonn. The work is for six bass instruments and tape. There are two trumpets, two french horns, and two trombones which have been split into two trios which are then positioned on opposite sides of the performing space in order to maximize and fully exploit the spatial disposition of the sound. This also facilitates performance because each trio has its own special relationship to each loudspeaker near where it sits. The performers read off the score so that they may see where they are in relation to the other performers, which also facilitates the performance in a purely visual way.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 10 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Heifetz, Robin Julian, 1951-
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Odds and Ends

Description: Recording of Krzysztof Knittel's Odds and Ends. The sound material was made in the computer music studio at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978. Later these sounds were mixed in the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw. The premiere performance took place at the Warsaw Autumn Festival in the Warsaw Academy of Music on September 19, 1978.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 10 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Knittel, Krzysztof
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Psalm 90.10

Description: Recording of Tamas Ungvary's Psalm 90.10.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 24 minutes 21 seconds
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
Duration: 13 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Logothetis, Anestis
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Six meditations

Description: Recording of Andrzej Dutkiewicz's Six Meditations for electronic sound and piano performed by Dutkiewicz, piano. The electronic sounds are based on the sound material of the piano (mainly non-conventional sounds) that are electronically transformed by use of filters. Realized in the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in Warsaw.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 20 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Dutkiewicz, Andrzej, 1942-
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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
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Kubo, Mayako
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