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[Country Music magazine article, Pssssst: Steve Fromholz says he's nutty as a fruitcake]

Description: Article from the Country Music Magazine, "He'd Have To Be Crazy: Don’t Tell Willie Nelson, but Steven Fromholz is Nutty as a Fruitcake," published May 1977. The article is a feature on musician and lyricist Steven Fromholz, who wrote the song "I'd Have To Be Crazy," that was sung by Willie Nelson.
Date: May 1977
Creator: Patoski, Joe Nick
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Face the Music

Description: Recording of Tommy Zwedberg's Face the Music. This piece is made for solo trumpet and tape. The trumpet plays without any electronic manipulation. The trumpet has also been used as material to make the tape part. In the piece there is also a piano as a concrete material to the tape part.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 10 minutes
Creator: Zwedberg, Tommy
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E'Tape

Description: Recording of Eugenio Giordani's E'Tape. The composition is a study on the available possibilities offered by the properties of interconnection of the analog systems for sound production at the LEMS (Electronic Laboratory for the Experimental Music). Besides this, E-Tape explores two different techniques of spatialization of the sound through the standard quadraphonic reproduction. The piece is formally organized into various sections, each based on a certain type of synthetic sounds material, characterized by an introduction (presentation of the materials) and closed by a final recapitulation. All the material used in the various sections come out from sequences of filtered, ring modulated, reverberated sounds, and a lot of cutting tape. One of these sequences, turns out like a kind of thematic element since it is several times reused and developed during the whole composition. This “pseudo-thematic” element was generated from a special frequency modulated process including three periodic waveform and a random generator. The circular spatialization is realized in two different way: the first one was used four ring modulator arranged as sequential gate for the control of four independent loudspeaker. The other method employs the equal delays of the four independents heads of an AMPEX AG-440: the source is fed into the head of channel 1 and then injected into the head of channel 2. After reached the head number 4, the signal is re-injected in the head of channel 1 and so on. The rotations were very fast and the sense of movement was related to the connections of the AMPEX output channels. Given the particular configuration, the sound was undergoing the collateral effect of a series of multiple echos, especially clear with impulsive materials. The title comes from a combination of E (Eugenio), “tape” and the French word.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 29 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Giordani, Eugenio
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Glas-Holz-Metall

Description: Recording of Bernt Heller's Glas-Holz-Metall. Glas-Holz-Metall (Glass-Wood-Metal) are the materials using various "touchdowns" are set to ring. Small pinched metal plates; glasses played with the bow or the fingers; rhythms of bells and hammers, sounds recorded and processed gave rhythmically distributed series.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Heller, Berndt
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Dencias

Description: Recording of Alfredo Marcano Adrianza's Dencias. Dencias was created at the Laboratory of Electronic Music (CICMAT) in Buenos Aires. The work is conceived as a large surface of electronic sounds which appear and disappear in different harmonic combinations, on a resonant background of delicate character, formed of percussion sounds of instrumental origin. The slow, somewhat hypnotic unfolding of the work is sometimes interrupted by the violent appearance of fortissimo attacks.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Marcano Adrianza, Alfredo
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De Onbesuijsde Steenhoop

Description: Recording of Kees Van Prooijen's De Onbesuijsde Steenhoop. The overall structure of this piece can be described as an introduction following variations on a theme. The introduction which comprises more than half of the work is composed in a free style. The first subject of interest being how the computer makes sound and how sound is perceived. The variations are the result of a synthetic analysis process performed by the computer.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 7 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Prooijen, Kees van
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Rothko

Description: Recording of Peter Beyls's Rothko.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 28 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Beyls, P. (Peter), 1950-
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Cicada

Description: Recording of Reynold Weidenaar's Cicada. The male Cicada has a pair of shelf like drums with a complex series of resonators, located on the base of the abdomen, when the drums are vibrated the resulting sounds are modified by the resonators.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 17 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Weidenaar, Reynold, 1945-
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A Cordes Perdues

Description: Recording of Francis Dhomont's A Cordes Perdues. This work was premiered on August 11, 1977 at the Festival de Saint Remy de Provence by the double bass player Henri Texier; it is, in fact, at the origin of a mixed music. Inspired by Henri Texier's album, Amir, it borrows materials, groups and objects from this record and sets out to return to a electroacoustic reflection. During the concert Texier improvised on the band which he had only acquainted me with a few hours before: reception and / or incentive ranges for the instrumentalist; three-dimensional play between disk, tape and live; confrontation of a fixed form and a moving course. Apart from the borrowings from the record or the quotations, all the sound materials come from the treatment of a few piano strings. The long final sequence, announced at the start, is obtained by the coincidence of chains, themselves the result of gestural work inside the piano. This version is specially composed for tape only.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 16 minutes 01 second
Creator: Dhomont, Francis, 1926-
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Grundgesetze III

Description: Recording of Max E. Keller's Grundgesetze III.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 13 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Keller, Max E., 1947-
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Taksim

Description: Recording of Franck Royon le Mee's Taksim.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 18 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Le Mée, Franck Royon
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The Tinsel Chicken Coop Wiener

Description: Recording of Reynold Weidenaar's The Tinsel Chicken Coop Wiener. This work explores the second-order maximized similarities between analogous tetrachords. Fluctuations involving only two interval-classes interact to control significant inclusions and exclusions. A vertical or diagonal cross-section of this work will yield prominent subsets of intersecting interval-vectors.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 9 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Weidenaar, Reynold, 1945-
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Muinkkaai 45

Description: Recording of Patrick Fleury's Muinkkaai 45. "Muinkkaai 45" is also the address of the IPEM studios in Ghent (Belgium).
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Date: 1977
Duration: 54 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Fleury, Patrick, 1951-
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Grumbling

Description: Recording of Theresa Rampazzi's Grumbling.
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Date: 1977/1978
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Rampazzi, Teresa
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Twilight Flight

Description: Recording of Reynold Weidenaar Reynold's Twilight Flight.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 8 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Weidenaar, Reynold, 1945-
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Les Inventeurs

Description: Recording of Rune Lindblad's Les Inventeurs The composition is based upon a poem of the French writer René Chars. Especially the relationships between freedom and discipline, cognizance an action, and other items like solitude and community, have been important when shaping the piece, which have resulted in the creation of voice fragments, solo or chorus, mixed with inarticulate screams and stifled exclamations.
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Date: 1977/1978
Duration: 8 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Lindblad, Rune, 1923-1991
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Par La Fenêtre Entrouverte

Description: Recording of Bruno D'auzon's Par La Fenêtre Entrouverte. This piece, varying in articulation, draws its basic materials from the four types of sound sources generally used in electroacoustic composition (concert sounds, electronic sounds, musical instruments, human voice). The initial sampling however remains intentionally restricted within each of these categories (concrete: sustained percussions on a resonating body; electronic: three fixed frequencies, a glissando; instrument: string, isolated percussions and bow maintenance; voice: two sustained sounds , tonic and breath). The work of variation was therefore essentially situated at the level of studio manipulations. It consisted of a "transformation" of the basic materials in each of the sequences and even within them while keeping a permanence of "timbre" and causality. The articulation systems are provided by a permutation of shapes and melodic profiles between two or more initial objects as well as between their developments. The piece concludes, after a final isolated variation (very reduced in time and dynamics), in the progressive superposition of the hinge variations in abrupt sequences that come closer and closer then in a tutti crescendo .
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Date: 1977/1978
Duration: 6 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Auzon, Bruno d', 1948-
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Shadow Music

Description: Recording of Ross Harris's Shadow Music. A single sound source--an orchestral chord--is used to generate all the materials and sonority of this piece. The work is in one movement in which the source undergoes continual transformation through speed changes, modulation, and filtering. The devices used to make this work: variable speed tape playback, filters, ring modulation, and tape recorders.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 8 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Harris, Ross, 1945-
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Sweet Jesus and the Honkies

Description: Recording of Reynold Weidenaar's Sweet Jesus and the Honkies. Sounds were processed by multiple delay, equalization, echo chamber, overload distortion, phasing, expansion, flanging, cross-channel penning, tape scrape flutter, editing, variable speed, multiple generation, feedback, and tape delay echo. The recording machines used included one 4-track tape recorder and three 2-track tape recorders.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 8 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Weidenaar, Reynold, 1945-
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Manipulation II

Description: Recording of Miklos Maros's Manipulation II performed by Ilona Maros. The technique in this work is much like that used in Manipulation I by the same composer, but without the conditionals made possible by the Svensson box. The solo voice appears by itself, with or without treatment. Also, tape delay is used.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 8 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Maros, Miklós, 1943-
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Thème et Variations

Description: Recording of Arthur Kreiger's Thème et Variations. This piece was composed at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, and composed in its image. "The timbral qualities were very thick and defined; the rhythms like an epileptic machine gunner; and the pitches right out of another decade."
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Date: 1977
Duration: 9 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Kreiger, Arthur, 1945-
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Diamant

Description: Recording of John Elmsly's Diamant for electronic sounds. Diamant was composed in 1977, using a Flemish poem written and read by Chris Dries as text. Using a simple bank of tuned oscillators, a sequencer pattern to modulate an oscillator, and very simple tape manipulations to leave the words as intact as possible the work is intended as a meditative coloring of the poem. The tape was realized in the IPEM studio in Gent, Belgium.
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Date: 1977
Duration: 11 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Elmsly, John
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