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Bristlecone Concerto No. 2

Description: Recording of David Jaffe's Bristlecone Concerto No. 2.
Date: 1985
Creator: Jaffe, David A. (David Aaron), 1955-
Partner: UNT Music Library

...Tarjosit vedesta Kimpoavan auringon...

Description: "You offer me out of water the sun". Produced at the Experimental Studio of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
Date: 1985
Creator: Nevanlinna, Tapio
Partner: UNT Music Library

Undine

Description: Undine was commissioned by the Amsterdam Multi_Media Festival Committee "talking back to the media" in 1985. The title of the work was not chosen solely on the basis of a possible link between women's voices, their regular frequency, and the medieval superstition of the Nymphs. The deepest symbolism lies in the belief of our fellow citizens in the Nymph "who tempt passengers to acquire a human soul by carrying a man's child", and the electroacoustic music whose attraction tempts the creator who wants to put a soul to it. Yamaha DX7 and synthi100 synthesizers are used in the production of the piece. Due to the non-use of a sequencer, a composer, being at the same time a performer, had to play the chosen material in real time and the recording channel by channel on a multitrack recording.
Date: 1985
Creator: Radovanović, Vladan, 1932-
Partner: UNT Music Library

New Rochelle

Description: Recording of Violeta Dinescu's New Rochelle.
Date: 1985-1986
Creator: Dinescu, Violeta
Partner: UNT Music Library

Davon geht die welt nicht unter

Description: Around us are time bombs, latent disasters, wars and calamities - but: "From the world does not perish". The song is composed from the song of Zahra Leander and archival documents.
Date: 1985?
Creator: Biedermann, Norbert
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pairs

Description: Recording of Boyko Stoyanov's Pairs.
Date: 1985
Creator: Stoyanov, Boyko, 1953-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Cuenca

Description: The result of a long stay in the city of Cuenca during the summer of 1985 and a reflection of various experiences. In the first place, the influence of the city and its impressive landscape is undeniable. In addition, I wanted to pay a cryptic tribute to the writer Villiers de L'Isle-Adam: his short story The secret of ancient music, which is part of his cruel tales, awakened in me the fascination for this unusual an instrument of the nineteenth century called "Chinese hat", fascination that led me to build myself a sophisticated version that I called "big Chinese hat" because of its considerable dimensions. This instrument is the origin of agglomerates of concrete sounds that collide, move, disintegrate and blend together with other sounds of electronic origin into a magical mix throughout the work.
Date: 1985
Creator: Polonio, Eduardo, 1941-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Isola

Description: "Isola" was commissioned by Swedish and Netherlands Radio Companies for the Asko Ensemble, the piece utilizes a many fold worlds of compositional techniques overlapping each other and controlling different parts of the instruments. Sometimes in groups of instruments or individual instruments. Sometimes controlling the whole of the musical structure. "Surrounded" by the instrumental structures lies a tape part based on sampled "microsounds" and freezings of small parts of the instrumental part, thus creating an isolated reflection of the worlds around it. The piece uses a simple overall shape, starting a vague "blue" it develops more pregnant structure as well as intensity, finally ending in a totally "freezed" coda.
Date: 1985-1987
Creator: Parmerud, Åke, 1953-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Different Attitudes

Description: A musical essay on the aspects of time: report and situation. Work performed at the Institute of Sonology Utrecht (Netherlands).
Date: 1985
Creator: Guttman, Ben, 1958-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Thus Spoke

Description: Most of the sounds in this piece are the result of the composer and a bicycle wheel getting it together in the University of Birmingham's Electro-Acoustic Music Studio. The wheel wore a Michelin 26 x 1 3/8 inch tyre. The composer wore jeans and then later changed into a suit for the more serious bits. Both needed oiling. The wheel was slightly buckled and the composer not a little warped. They had a lot in common. Although I think you'll find that Thus Spoke says more about the composer than the wheel.
Date: 1985
Creator: Virgo, Nicholas, 1960-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Vision

Description: "Vision" is made up of three parts, each preceded by a spoken text taken from a short story by Doris Lessing, "Briefing for a Descent into Hell". The three parts can be apprehended in the classic tones of an introduction, a development and a coda. However, although this is the case in the general form and also my attitude when I composed the piece, it is worth noting the relationship between music and text (and title) that are not simple to define. The text is the antithesis of music. This is not at all a sound poem, there are no direct musical references flowing into the text. The text, simply and dramatically reconstructed, describes a vision, not very expressive. The music is more about the process of discovery and recognition. For that, I looked at Lessing's descriptions, in this news as in others, moments of great clarity of conscience which are followed by relapses in the confusion and the lack of ability to find meaning in the world. The memory of this moment of clarity, however, remains in the consciousness. The vision of the text is explicit and isolated. In Vision's music, the center is elusive, but moments of clarity surface to disappear again into the making of chaos.
Date: 1985
Creator: Karpen, Richard, 1957-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Segmento 1

Description: Recording of Andrea Libretti's Segmento 1.
Date: 1985
Creator: Libretti, Andrea
Partner: UNT Music Library

La mesure du rêve

Description: One could also designate the genre of the play as a concert radio drama or a sound movie. But it has never been broadcast on the radio or in a cinema, but I have played it in several theaters with cardboard actors, which are the loudspeakers. Original idea, creation and composition Roland Cahen Text by Jacques Merienne Written and improvised speech by Stefan Kaempfer Electroacoustic creation performed at GRM studio 116 C The play is a contemporary adaptation of Jonah's book of the Bible. Here Jonas is a TV journalist / presenter who is asked to announce the end of the world. He prefers to go to a gala and flirt with the secretary who invited him. But the evening does not go quite as planned, they find themselves trapped in their own game in the middle of a ballet superficial characters agents of his destiny. He is finally being kicked out. In the early morning he finds his "little wife", this little voice of the heart, with which he dies in the empty streets. The angel catches up with him and follows an animated discussion. With Daniel Besse: Jonah Jean-Mourat: the Angel Françoise Santarnecchi: the little woman and the voices of Valérie Deronzier, Grégoire Ingold, Florent Meyer, Aïni Iften ...
Date: 1985
Creator: Cahen, Roland, 1958-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Press

Description: For four channel computer synthesised tape. This is a stereo version. This work was composed at CCRMA (1986), Stanford University, using the Samson Box digital synthesizer and the programs to control it written by Bill Schottstead. It makes use of several computer musical instruments programmed by X.Serra, J.Mattox, D.Jaffe, J.Smith and the author, some of them are resemblance of acoustic instruments. "Press" is a divertimento about rhythmic perception. A regular rhythm (with only one duration) is transformed into another with almost perceptible irregularities. This ambiguous rhythm later becomes one with four clearly differentiated durations. The rhythm of the sun is also present, a function which represents the sun spots activity from 1940 to 1985 is used sometimes to control amplitude and spectrum.
Date: 1985-1986
Creator: Núñez, Adolfo, 1954-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Berceuse pour Emmanuel

Description: "Berceuse pour Emmanuel" is a command from my wife to make our son Emmanuel sleep.
Date: 1985
Creator: Yvanez, Roland, 1956-
Partner: UNT Music Library

String Quartett

Description: String Quartet is a computer program written in the procedural control language Pile 4. This means that the composition was not conceived as an expression of certain personal emotional states. Rather, procedures related to various musical manipulations were joined in a structure that produces the sounds heard and the hierarchy in which they exist. A relatively Small amount of material was manipulated in the program to form the entire composition. The sound synthesis technique can be considered a distortion of the Karplus-Strong plucked string algorithm. A certain conceptual unity exists between the compositional structure and the sound synthesis technique since both may be considered a means of filtering noise in time. String Quartet was realized in 1985 using a DMX-1000 Signal Processing Computer and a PDP-11/34 system.
Date: 1985
Creator: Berg, Paul, 1939-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Spomienky

Description: A recording of Juraj Ďuriš's Spomienky (Memories).
Date: 1985
Creator: Ďuriš, Juraj, 1954-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Preguntas a mí mismo y alguien más

Description: "Questions to myself and someone else" is an approach to the current man, the individual trapped in a "big city", without time to reflect, to perceive his inner self. The work is the result of a work of contact with my internal sensations regarding the "big city" phenomenon. The three parts in which the work is divided could correspond to the three main parts in which the body is divided: head, limbs and trunk. At the same time these parts are analogous to three daily actions such as: getting up in the morning, going to work and returning home, or similar skills that a man or woman could carry out in a "big city", each of these sections , seeks to express what that part of the body, to which it is related, feels on any given day. In summary, the work does not intend to make an impression of the external, but rather an expression of the internal. Could this be called "Latin American neo-expressionism"?
Date: 1985
Creator: Schreiber, Jacky
Partner: UNT Music Library

La Mort de Roland

Description: In 1985 the School of Music at the University of Auckland bought a Yamaha DX7 synthesiser. New to the musical world at the time, this machine made computer synthesis by frequency modulation available on a portable keyboard, and rapidly became one of the most popular synthesisers to be used by all sorts of musicians. In our studio at the time our main synthesiser was the modular analogue Roland System 700, many of whose functions were to be usurped by the newcomer with its MIDI capabilities. This piece began life as a study of the timbral possibilities using Algorithm 18 (one of 32 possible synthesis models available on the machine) and one which displays many of the quasi-metallic sounds which FM synthesis is good at generating. The 'Song of Roland' provided (very loosely) some inspirational background to this meditation, and the piece contains cycles of sounds from the DX7 which hymn the last gasps of the Roland.
Date: 1985
Creator: Elmsly, John
Partner: UNT Music Library

Contrepoint

Description: The different harmonic parts are gradually faded, in favor of masses of stamps that contrast in height. Micro-events punctuate them.The rhythmic part that follows is based on a new series, which in turn goes down to silence (13 ''). New micro-events occur and reappear the first series which in turn allows the melodic line to reappear. Melodic line that is fixed with a double, out of order, and which will gradually highlight its own variations that interact with natural sounds (voices and laughter). This piece was done at IPEM.
Date: 1985
Creator: Dorobisz, Patrick
Partner: UNT Music Library

Vision

Description: This artwork was entirely created on the Fairlight IIX series. Complex sound sequences were produced by tracing the strong individual shapes of some of the 32 natural harmonics by means of a light pen; these were then played on the polyphonic keyboard of the instrument, which was tuned for different equal microtonal and macrotonal subdivisions of the octave, and recorded by the computer sequencer (in the same way as with a recorder digital tape). Finally, these sequences were most often replayed at different speeds, most often faster, sometimes more slowly. Originally, the band was part of a musical theater piece composed in 1985, "I have a dream", a piece inspired by ecology and the title taken from a speech by Martin Luther King.
Date: 1985-1987
Creator: Davies, Hugh, 1943-2005
Partner: UNT Music Library

...black it stood as night

Description: This piece is a band-only version of "The Other Shape", for a percussionist and band, whose composition was screened mainly on antinomies. Between the short and the long, by example; short and resonant sound; the dry and the reverberated, or the lying down; the continuity of silence or holding, opposed to the explosion brutal and ephemeral percussive sounds, etc. Like in many others pieces, this dialectic had led me to a form typically segmented and punctuated, simple and bare. These antithetical elements are less apparent in the present version, mainly because of the absence of games played by the percussionist in the original piece. Also the shape is it less sharply cut. Some elements, and whole sections, are deleted; some items are moved. The order of exposure is recomposed in another perspective, and the realization of the mix, more tight and raised, meets the requirements of the solo band. The vast majority of sounds come from recordings of real percussion instruments. They are presented "nature" or variously transformed (timbre colorings, modulations dynamics, lengthening, reverberations, etc.). Continuous textures are composed of outfits reminiscent of the stamps of certain percussions (wood, skins, metals and bells). Towards the end of the room, brutal energetic explosions, resolving in rhythms, constitute the only elements totally foreign to this universe of percussion instrumental. They affirm, however, the same species: shock explosive, resonance, rhythm. For the realization of this band, I resorted to many composition programs, acting either at the level of whole sections, the establishment of frameworks, the detailed specification of stochastic structures, or even the arrangement of the components of certain complex sounds and textures, and the direct synthesis of some sounds. Depending on the case, these programs were written in VLISP, FORMES or C. Most of the sound elements have been calculated in deferred ...
Date: 1985
Creator: Lorrain, Denis, 1948-
Partner: UNT Music Library

Thema

Description: Thema was composed from some "game modes" developed in saxophone by Horacio Vaggione. These are mostly sub-focused around various forms of attack, joints, show energy degrees. The solo instrument exposes the original material in its purely acoustic form. The computer-generated magnetic stripe simultaneously explores some possible extensions. Sub saxophone basses have been recorded digitally to allow their processing in a computer environment. These sub are the only source used. As for manipulations, they include envelopes transformations, transpositions, insertions, recursive filtering, multiplications and proliferation of materials (by keys treated with olgarithms of filtering to obtain textures more and more distant from their origins, to present themselves as under plucked strings in the acute outer).
Date: 1985
Creator: Vaggione, Horacio, 1943-
Partner: UNT Music Library