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.
Creator: Melby, John
Partner: UNT Music Library