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Overfall

Description: Recording of Lelio Camilleri's Overfall. Transformed piano sounds and sound structures realized by means of voltage control make up the sound material of the piece.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 14 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Camilleri, Lelio
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Poema Reiterado

Description: Recording of Ricardo Mandolini's Poema Reiterado using the voice of Leonardo Martinez reciting Mandolini's own poem "Palabras" in an electro-acoustic composition. All sound material are disengaged from the speech of the spoken text (Sprachkomposition) which embodies the idea of the ancient synthesis between text and music. Realized at the Studio of the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany in 1983.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 10 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Mandolini, Ricardo, 1950-
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He met her in the park

Description: Recording of Charles Dodge's "He met her in the park," poetry by Richard Kostelanetz. The poem consists of a boy-meets-girl story that is told eight times, and the retellings abridged versions of the previous ones, sometimes reversing the gender roles until the final retelling is just "He met her in the park." In the composition, the lines are read by a male and female actor alternating lines and each telling of the story is articulated in a different way. The voices are synthesized with melodies, and over the piece, the voices become understood more like music which echoes the original language.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 26 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Dodge, Charles, 1942-
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Metal harmonics

Description: Recording of Margaret Sambell's Metal Harmonics. The short piece uses sounds developed by concrete and electronic means of a metallic resonance, much of it utilizing the rich overtone content of the sound source. The work was completed in April 1983 at the University of Birmingham.
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Date: April 1983
Duration: 3 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Sambell, Margaret
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Slow Dance on a Burial Ground

Description: Recording of Stephen Montague's "Slow Dance on a Burial Ground." Inspired by multi-traking and over-dubbling in pop music. Montague plays all various individual parts on folk flutes and log drums, playing at various speeds and other manipulations in an electronic studio to create at virtuosic product, even with modest skills on the instruments. The piece is an exploration in "Romantic minimalism," with its monthematic unfolding of a melody in the dorian mode and static harmony, but also with 18th/19th form influence.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 24 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Montague, Stephen
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Deca-Danse

Description: Recording of Alain Thibault's Deca-Danse. Using a recording of a speech by President Ronald Reagan, Thibault makes a statement about the destruction that humans cause for one another. Th piece is split into ten sections: 1. Technopolis; 2. You are Loved; 3. Special Emission; 4. President's Message; 5. Reagan's Happiness; 6. Reagan's Delirium; 7. The Most Beautiful Gift of God; 8. Generation x; 9. Mx; 10. Future x. The piece was created at the Studios Bruit Blanc and McGill University.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 11 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Thibault, Alain, 1956-
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Tess In Stonehenge

Description: Recording of Lelio Camilleri's Tess In Stonehenge. The piece explores the relationship between fast sound structures and sounds with a longer duration and different types of envelopes. The sound equipment consists of filtered white noise bands, frequency modulated bands, and sound structures obtained by the control voltage technique.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 11 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Camilleri, Lelio
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La poëtique de l'espace

Description: Recordings of Yuji Itoh's La poëtique de l'espace for prepared piano. The composer has no real structure for this work, only wanting to let the audience listen to experiences. The work was realized in Studio STGU under the technical direction of Professor S. Sumitani.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Itoh, Yuji, 1956-
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Broken Crystals

Description: Recording of Larry Wendt's Broken Crystals, from "World-Class Technology." It is an extended narration piece that takes the form of a personal recollection. It is narrated by a Silicon Valley worker who works for an integrated circuit foundary that grows garnet crystals for the manufacturing of bubble memory. The factory is overcome with insects that destroy the crystals, and, in response, Silicon Valley is bombed with Cane Toads in order to get rid of the bugs. As a performance piece, the narrative would be read live while the background tape of manipulated environmental sounds along with a vocal processing device to allow immediacy to the live performance. Sometimes performed with theatrics or projected slides.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 11 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Wendt, Larry
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Kren

Description: Recording of Åke Parmerud's "Kren," a concert piece. The title is an acronym of time (the clock) and energy: Kronos an Energy (KREN). The main idea for this piece was to create an electric world loaded with sound events that were emitted in a regular way. The work was created in Stockholm's EMS Studios and was commissioned by the Swedish Institute for National Concerts in 1983.
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Date: 1983/1984
Duration: 17 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Parmerud, Åke, 1953-
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Rag, Rag, Rag

Description: Recordings of Marek Choloniewski's "Rag, Rag, Rag" (includes five recordings, the last of which is a reduction). The piece is a transcription of the constructions of instrumental music with added electronic improvisation. Traditions of contemporary music meet those of jazz and rock, giving the piece a three part structure.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Chołoniewski, Marek, 1953-
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Mu Song

Description: Recording of Richard Karpen's Mu Song. Karpen used the programs "Music II" sound synthesis language and "Score II" not list preprocessor in the composition of this piece. It was realized at the Center for Computer Music at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 18 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Karpen, Richard, 1957-
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Pax

Description: Recording of Gottfried Martin's Pax for tape. Includes electronic and natural sounds, including voice, news recordings, and recordings of war sounds.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 18 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Martin, Gottfried
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Sensors IV

Description: Recording of Alcides Lanza's Sensors IV performed in 1984 by the McGill Concert Choir, conducted by Christopher Reynolds. The tape was realized at the Composer's studio (SHELAN Studio) and McGill University EMS in Montreal, QC, Canada. The piece explores different techniques of vocal wiring, especially the relationship of semantics, languages, and memory. The word "Memory" constitutes the entire text for the piece - using letter sound, recombinations of the word, and adding syllables from other languages that share similar etymology. Recording of the word "memories" -- Meg Sheppard's voice -- is used in the realization of the piece.
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Date: 1983/1984
Duration: 16 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Lanza, Alcides
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The Song of Ainur

Description: Recording of Jouko Suonio's The Song of Ainur. Composed at the Experimental Music Studio of Finnish broadcasting Company "Yle."
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Date: 1983
Duration: 16 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Suonio, Jouko
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Brumes

Description: Recording of Roland Yvanez's "Brumes" for solo magnetic tape. The title translates to "Mists." The piece evokes the relationship between water and air on the surface of the ocean.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 16 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Yvanez, Roland
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Des nombres et des mots

Description: Recording of Louis Chretiennot's "Des nombres et des mots." The piece begins with a man reciting numbers 1-10 in French; after the first reading, electronic manipulation is added.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 13 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Chrétiennot, Louis 1954-
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Métabole n° 1

Description: Recording of Roland Cahen's Métabole n° 1. The atmosphere of the piece is that of a place of "dark clouds like the sky of Flanders." It was realized at the IPEM of Ghent in Belgium headed by Lucien Goethals. The piece is one of Cahen's first musical compositions.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 7 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Cahen, Roland 1958-
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Forty-three (43)

Description: Recording of Pril Smiley's Forty-three (43). The sounds of this piece are structured in complicated layers that induce a kind of "x-ray hearing," focusing on different events within the texture.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 12 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Smiley, Pril, 1943-
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Ambiversion

Description: Recording of Tera de Marez Oyen's Ambiversion performed by Harry Sparnaay, bass clarinetist.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 15 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Marez Oyens, Tera de 1932-1996
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Shift of Emphasis

Description: Recording of Maria Luisa Bon's Shift of Emphasis. The piece was composed at the Computational Sonoma Center of the University of Padua. It is based on 21 complex sound blocks, each having a different structure and origin.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 8 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Bon, Maria Luisa
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Wave Edge

Description: Recordings of Barry Truax's Wave Edge for four computer-synthesized soundtracks. Part of a set that includes the piece "Solar Ellipse" (1984-85), focusing of spatial trajectory and related images. Wave Edge was inspired by the I Ching hexagram number 4, Youthful Folly, comprised of the trigrams for water and mountain, which portrays a spring bubbling up at the foot of a mountain.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 37 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Truax, Barry
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Triptiek

Description: Recording of Peter Plompen's Triptiek. Includes computer-manipulated concrete sounds.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 25 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Plompen, Peter
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Clipperfix-Supersong

Description: Recording of Larry Austin's Clipperfix-Supersong.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 14 minutes
Creator: Austin, Larry
Partner: UNT Music Library
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