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Chor der Steine

Description: Recording of John Melby's "Chor der Steine" ("Chorus of Stones"). It was composed on a commission in 1979 for the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was first played at a concert there in the spring of that year. The work was produced on a large IBM mainframe computer, using the MUSIC 360 language for digital sound synthesis. "Chor der Steine" takes its name from the title of a poem by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Nelly Sachs. "Chor der Steine" is published by Merion Music, Inc. (Theodore Presser Company). The work was awarded First Prize at the 1979 International Electroacoustic Music Awards, Bourges, France.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Melby, John
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Ange

Description: Recording of Jean Piché's Ange for tape or radio performance. It is a timbral work in which the main goal is the total acoustic mixing of natural and synthetic sound material. In addition to the synthetic sounds that are created through a digital synthesizer, four voices - two men, two women - are introduced in the final mix and are hardly distinguishable from the synthetic sounds.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Piché, Jean
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Betsy

Description: Recording of Rick Banks's Betsy, which is based on a story created by the composer. The computer program by which the piece is created emits sounds that Banks calls "Betsy" and Betsy's labels describe herself. "Betsy Butterfield didn't like counting nifty numbers so instead she tried jumping galaxies and times but soon found it was some different kind of goddess than her that never knew the suns."
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Date: 1979
Creator: Banks, Rick
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A bientôt elfes, trolls et lutins

Description: Recording of Michel Lontin's A bientôt elfes, trolls et lutins.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Longtin, Michel
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All for One

Description: Recording of Scott Wyatt's "All for One" for solo percussion with electro-acoustic music performed by Thomas Siwe, percussionist. The piece was composed for a unique arrangement of percussion instruments and loudspeakers within the performance area, creating a large sound sculpture. "All for One" was written for and dedicated to percussionist Tom Siwe. It was awarded the 1984 CIME grand prize at the 12th International Electroacoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Wyatt, Scott A.
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3 for 5

Description: Recording of Richard Zvonar's 3 for 5 for percussion, performed by Daryl Pratt. The piece is divided into three movements, with a different set of instruments for each. These are set up in three locations, which form an arc left to right across the performance area. Four playback speakers are situated beside and between the three playing locations. The tape sounds are entirely derived from recorded sounds of the percussion instruments. Throughout the piece, the live and recorded sounds continuously diverge as the piece progresses until at the end, the original sounds have been greatly expanded and enriched through speed transposition, mixing, filtering, etc.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Zvonar, Richard
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Pashanti (Les 9 Milliards de Noms de Dieu)

Description: Recording of David Evan Jones's "Pashanti (Les 9 Milliards de Noms de Dieu)." "Pashanti" is a Sanskrit word that refers to the level of thought that immediately predicts the recognition of speech as sound. This composition uses a hybrid computer musical system to filter vowel sound sources and vowel-like sounds. The text consists of the vowels i / a / u / e / i in sequence with particular transition velocities form the word "Yaweh" (the name of the Hebrew god). This series of vowels is continuously permuted to form the text of Pashanti through the composition.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Jones, David Evan
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Pendulus

Description: Recording of Charles Norman Mason's Pendulus for tape.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Mason, Charles Norman
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Sesquialtera

Description: Recording of Zoltán Pongrácz's Sesquialtera for two-channel tape. Title taken from the name of an organ register that coincides with the proportions Pongrácz uses to create sound material (by multiplying each Hertz with 3 and 5). The proportions effect the range of pitches, as well as rhythm, movement, and form. All of the sound material is synthesized. The piece was composed in the studios of Hungarian Radio in 1979 with the collaboration of István Horváth, sound engineer.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Pongrácz, Zoltán
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Reminiscences

Description: Recording of Gábor Darvas's Reminiscences for magnetic tape. The piece is made up of eight scenes which are built of concrete sounds reminiscent of past eras separated by distinct interludes. It composed at the Electronic Studio of Hungarian Radio during November and December 1979 and was realized at the Electronic Studio of Budapest Magyar Radio.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Darvas, Gábor
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Rupestre en el futuro

Description: Recording of Joaquin Orellana's "Rupestre en el futuro" for tape. Extra-musically, the piece is a "testimony of place" in a surrealist picture of a social situation, namely, the development of humans. The beginning of the piece uses phonemes in indigenous languages (Quiché, Tzutujil) and special instruments made by the composer to simulate the sounds of "a supposed primitive man."
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Date: 1979
Creator: Orellana, Joaquín, 1937-
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Rapsodie pour la mort d'un république

Description: Recording of Elżbieta Sikora's "Rapsodie pour la mort d'une république" ("Rhapsody for the Death of a Republic"). The world premiere was during a fragment of the ballet "Agranissement" at the Warsaw Chamber Opera in 1979.
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Date: 1979/1980
Creator: Sikora, Elżbieta, 1943-
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Juego de magos y gonilas

Description: Recording of David de Gandarias's "Juego de magos y gonilas" ("Game of Magicians and Gorillas"). Uses percussion instruments as sources of sound.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Gandarias, David de, 1951-
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Hymnen

Description: Recording of Max E. Keller's Hymnen ("Hymns"). This is the Radio Version of the piece which was broadcasted in 1979. This piece confronts the authentic account of a Chilean's experience of torture by the Chilean fascists by means of a collage of national anthems. Hymns and anthems from countries that directly supported the fascist coup (or indirectly benefited from it) are used as base material. At first, only fragments of hymns are presented, then they are processed as a whole, and finally they are put together into a new anthem. This demonstrates their interchangeability in their music and lyrics (therefore, they are used without text). The idealistic glorifications tilt in the face of reality in stark mockery. This is further articulated by the fact that between the individual texts of the collage, the Chilean hymn sings and unprocessed re-sounds. The chivalric song of the French Revolution is the cipher and historical source of all the promises of freedom, equality and fraternity that the hymns give, but history has not fulfilled to this day.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Keller, Max E., 1947-
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Trio Prosodico II

Description: Recording of Arrigo Lora-Totino's Trio Prosodico II. Poetry is spoken by Lora-Totino. The music of this piece is found in the "natural melody" of the diction and language.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Lora-Totino, Arrigo
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Jabara

Description: Recording of Martin Brinkerhoff's Jabara. Sound material consists of percussion sounds that have been manipulated by concrete methods: pitch and duration transposition, inversion, and mixing. The work is dedicated to percussionist Martin Jabara, who provided the basic sounds. The piece was realized at the Center for Music Experiment at California San Diego University.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Brinkerhoff, Martin (Composer)
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Version n° 2

Description: Recording of Máté Victor's Version n° 2. It was realized at the Studio of Radio in Budapest. The piece is constructed in five movements - movements 1, 3, and 5 contain the same material. It was composed at the Electronic Studio of Mayar Radio in Budapest.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Victor, Máté, 1945-
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Fusions

Description: Recording of Janez Matičič's Fusions. The work is made up of three pieces that are linked together by transient passages that slide between the pieces. Each part by itself presents its own form and matter. The search for equilibrium is brought out by the contrast between the sections.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Matičič, Janez
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Mandoline

Description: Recording of Paul Berg's Mandolin for tape. The basic idea was to distribute amplitude values using pre-established composition rules. It premiered at the Utrecht Institute of Sonology.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Berg, Paul (composer)
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Kakophonie - Euphonie

Description: Recording of Dieter Kaufmann's "Kakophonie - Euphonie." The piece acts as a test between two extremes: the music of daily life noises (train, tram, etc.) and the music of modern melodies of the trade. The composition tries to grant the extremes of "ugly music" and "too beautiful music" as one instrument. It was realized at the Studio ELAK in Vienna, Austria (Institute of Composition and Electroacoustics/College of Music and the Performing Arts).
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Date: 1979/1980
Creator: Kaufmann, Dieter, 1941-
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Gestes III : douceurs

Description: Recording of Peter Tod Lewis's Gestes III : douceurs.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Lewis, Peter Tod
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Mr Frankenstein's Babies

Description: Recording of Klaus Röder's Mr Frankenstein's Babies for tape. The sound material consists only of voice sounds recorded by Röder himself. The sounds were worked out in an envelope shape and then copies upon the other so that there was a "chorus" sound.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Röder, Klaus, 1948-
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The waste land

Description: Recording of Elżbieta Sikora's The waste land, for fixed media. The piece is a journey through time and spaces. The present is mixed with the past, the ordinary with the extraordinary, dream with reality. The work was commissioned by the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio and was realized in October 1979. The text comes from T. Elliot's poem "The Waste Land."
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Date: 1979
Creator: Sikora, Elżbieta, 1943-
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Lunar Dusk

Description: Recording of Maggi Payne's Lunar dusk. Performance is with four speakers accompanied by abstract slides. Composed at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Payne, Maggi
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