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Luce di Due Soli

Description: Recording for Alessandro Cipriano's and Giovanni Bietti's Luce di Due Soli. This work is for piano, vibraphone, and tape and is made up of 5 sections. The title means "Light from two suns". The two composers worked on the same musical material from two different points of view: instrumental (for piano and vibes) and electroacoustic (processing of piano and vibraphone sounds). The elaboration techniques include granular synthesis and reiteration technique. This piece was finalist at 1991 NEWCOMP COMPUTER MUSIC COMPETITION (USA).
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Date: 1991/1992
Duration: 58 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: Cipriani, Alessandro, 1959- & Bietti, Giovanni
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Transformation K

Description: Recording of Rainer Bürck's Transformation K. Transformation K is based on sampled sounds produced by non-traditional techniques of playing the piano. In the different parts of the work different techniques become dominant, then forming different regions. The first region starts with percussive sounds, leading to more metal-like rounds in the second region. The third region presents different sorts of plectrum termoli and the final region features more are less massive sound-planes.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 13 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Bürck, Rainer
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The saw dances the sandai

Description: Recording of Wes Richard Wraggett's The saw dances the sandai. This work is inspired by a Zen Koan that asks the meditator to go back before their parents were born and see the face they had at that time.
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Date: 1991
Duration: 12 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Wraggett, Wes Richard 1953-
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Via Regia

Description: Recording of Pavel Kopecký's Via Regia. Via Regia translates to "The King's Way". It contains three movements: Towers and Shadows, Jongleurs at the Bridge, and The Gate of Kingdom. Each of the movements differ in character and form.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 12 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Kopecký, Pavel, 1949-
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Oketus II

Description: Recording of Josep Oriol Graus Ribas' Oketus II. The piece is supposed to represent the narration of a contemplation of a determined environment by an imaginary character.
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Date: 1991
Duration: 10 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Graus, Oriol, 1957-
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Ocean of ages revealed

Description: Recording of Wende Bartley's Ocean of Ages Revealed. This work was composed using the granular synthesis technique on the PODX computer music system developed by Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Original source material includes the voices of Brenna McCrimmon, Hayne Brown, and Paul Dutton, the Staro Selo ensemble, and the Bulgarian gaida played by Nick Ouroumis.
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Date: 1991
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Bartley, Wende, 1951-
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Quadrilatero

Description: Recording of Jônatas Manzolli's Quadrilatero. Quadrilatero is a rectangle or a square, a space or a domain. It is an instrument's surface where a tape is integrated with sound gestures generated by computer dynamically. It is an environment where the composer tinges the acoustic space with shades of color, and the performer with nuances of real time actions.
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Date: 1991
Duration: 10 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: Manzolli, Jônatas 1961-
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Sister kate, S. HZ

Description: Recording of Anthony Holland's Sister kate, S. HZ. Originally written for clarinettist Jeffrey C. West, this work is intended as an abstrack work for clarinet and tape. The work recounts some of the sounds heard by two young "bohemian" musicians on their first trip to Paris, France around 1978. It also references a missed appointment with Nadia Boulanger.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 6 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Holland, Anthony G.
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...double, sub specie artifici

Description: Recording of Agostino di Scipio's ...double, sub spcie artificii. This work is for harp and tape. The tape is made up of harp-like sounds and was realized in the composer's home studio. The piece is dedicated to the Italian harp player Maria Di Guilio.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 9 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: di Scipio, Agostino
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Impossible animals

Description: Recording of David Jaffe's Impossible animals. Impossible Animals was commissioned by the Hamilton College Choir. It is scored for live ensemble and a tape of computer-synthesized voices, created at the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. There are seven versions of the piece---for chorus (1986), for four voices (1989), for violin (1989), for oboe (1990), for five winds (1994), for five voices (1995) and tape, and for trombone and tape (2004).
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Date: 1989
Duration: 26 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Jaffe, David A. (David Aaron), 1955-
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Los dados eternos

Description: Recording of Rajmil Fischman's Los dados eternos. This is a piece for oboe, tape and real-time processing. The instrumental part includes a range of extended techniques such as multiphonics, sucking the reed, singing and playing, etc. In addition, sounds coming out from the oboe are processed during performance by two effects units, serving as a further extension of the capabilities of the instrument. This processing also creates a middle ground in which concrete sounds contained in the tape meet the sonic world produced by the live performer. The tape serves several functions. In the first place it acts as an environment which transports the setting of the performance into diverse landscapes and situations. Secondly, it also fulfils an ‘orchestral’ function, complementing the solo performer either in an harmonic-timbral manner, or rhythmically by means of gestural counterpoint. Finally, it also contributes to the middle ground by using oboe sounds, which blend with the rest of the landscape or transform into other sounds. The performer is sometimes required to mimic some of these sampled oboe sounds in order to give the impression that they are coming out of the actual instrument. On other occasions, sounds produced by the performer are overlapped by the tape, which transforms them in a manner which would be impossible for a real oboe. The tape was realised at Keele University studios. Although this is not a programmatic piece, it was inspired by a poem of the same name by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo (1892-1938), which deals with the struggle between divinity and humanity, its results and implications. Los Dados Eternos is strongly influenced by Latin American culture, both, in its reference to music and language and in the unconscious manifestations of rhythm and dance within more abstract electroacoustic material. Performances include the 1991 International Computer Music …
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Date: 1991
Duration: 23 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Fischman, Rajmil, 1956-
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Transitions

Description: Recording of Bertrand Merlier's Transitions. This work is inspired by the work of Edward Lorenz and the idea that a tiny change can upset the subsequent history of processes that are apparently stable. The piece was composed for flute and magnetic tape. The tape was created from excerpts of other flute recordings, so the work is truly meant for flute and flute. It consists of three movements: Bifurcations, Battements d'aile, and Turbulence.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 13 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Merlier, Bertrand
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Images

Description: Recording of Amnon Wolman's Images. it is a work for oboe and tape, and is about the composer's and the oboist's relationship to Heinz Holliger. The composer is the oboist in this recording.
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Date: 1989
Duration: 19 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Wolman, Amnon, 1955-
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Beyond the Saying

Description: Recording of John Rimmer's Beyond the Saying. This work transforms a recording of the composer saying the phrase, "You reap what you sow". There are five main types of sounds. These sounds include a brush stroke-like gesture, arch shapes of sine wake-like sonorities, stretching in time of individual words, diphthong sounds, and displays of percussive consonants. It was composed at the Computer Music Facility, Centre for Arts, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 20 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Rimmer, John, 1939-
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Sale temps ce matin !

Description: Recording of Bruno Billaudeau's Sale temps ce matin ! This works describes the story of a person who discovers a place a place of curiosity and mystery in his city.
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Date: 1991
Duration: 11 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Billaudeau, Bruno
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Nocturnal

Description: Recording of Pierre Sainte-Marie's Nocturnal. It is a work dedicated to the night and also refers to the various religious rights where sacrifices were offered to the gods of the night.
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Date: 1990/1991
Duration: 9 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Sainte-Marie, Pierre
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Walking tune (a room-music for Percy Grainger)

Description: Recording of Charles Amirkhanian's Walking Tune (a room-music for Percy Grainger). Inspired by Grainger's Walking Tune for piano solo, Amirkhanian uses a Synclavier digital synthesizer to combine sounds from multiple locations, along with the sounds of a violin and voice. The violin and voice part is performed by Elizabeth Baker of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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Date: 1986/1987
Duration: 27 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Amirkhanian, Charles
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Time frames

Description: Recording of Richard Karpen's Time frames. This work is inspired by a book of the same name by the paleontologist Niles Eldridge. Karpen felt that there was an affinity between his theories and his way of approaching music and composition. It is like a symphonic work, in both its form and the nature of the sound materials.
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Date: 1988
Duration: 22 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Karpen, Richard, 1957-
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Arrivals

Description: Recording of Andrew Lewis' Arrivals. Arrivals was composed in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham. Arrivals takes its title from the way in which the music is continually moving towards goals and destinations, at both the macro- and micro-musical levels.
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Date: 1987
Duration: 11 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Lewis, Andrew, 1963-
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Archaeusin Euphonia

Description: Recording of Nicolae Brînduș's Archaeusin Euphonia. In this work, the electronic-music is a play back for the performance "live" of the musicians. Their involvement in the play is more or less free or proposed by the leader of the group. The recording is a version dedicated to the group "Archaeus" of Bucharest conducted by Liviu D_nceanu.
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Date: 1988
Duration: 20 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Brînduș, Nicolae
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Tracers

Description: Recording of John Duesenberry's Tracers. Tracers is conceived as electronic chamber music for a small ensemble consisting of a "virtual soloist" and a "ripenio group". The soloist is given monophonic material - by turns lyrical or virtuosic - on an "instrument" whose mutable identity derives from sampled and synthetic woodwind and brass sounds. The ripenio group is made up of synthetic plucked, percussive, and sustaining instruments, and usually has the role of supporting and underlining the soloist's statements.
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Date: 1988
Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Duesenberry, John, 1950-
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Valdrada

Description: Recording of Frances White's Valdrada. "Valdrada" is based on an excerpt from Le Citta invisibili" by Italo Calvino. Calvino's book is a collection of prose poems, connected by the scenario of Marco Polo telling Kublai Khan stories of the fantastic cities which he has visited. The piece is based on Marco's description of Valdrada, a city built upon the shore of a lake. Marco tells of how an arriving traveler sees not one but two cities : the "real" one above and its reflection in the water below ; he then explains the peculiar awareness which the inhabitants of Valdrada have of their reflections in the lake. So great is their obsession with these mirrors of themselves that it becomes not so much their own actions and passions which are of importance to them, but those of their images in the water. Finally, Marco tells of the relationship between the city and its mirror : "the two cities live for one another, their eyes locked together, but there is no love between them". In composing "Valdrada", Frances White wanted to draw upon the imagery, atmosphere, and poetry of the text without creating an explicit "setting" of it. In particular, the images of mirrors and water were uppermost in her mind while composing. The treatment of the spoken text proceeded in a similar fashion : although the speech is never clearly recognizable, it shapes the rhythms, timbres and overall gestures of music. In the opening, for example, the rhythmic texture is the result of filtering only the consonants in the speech. The middle section then focuses on the timbres of the vowels, while the final section brings these together, with the filtered consonants accompanying the song-like vowel sounds.
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Date: 1988
Duration: 16 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: White, Frances, 1960-
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Tenebrae super faciem abyssi

Description: Recording of Judith Shatin's Tenebrae super faciem abyssi. "Tenebrae Super Faciem Abyssi", which translates as "Karkness Upone the Face of the Deep", comes from the opening passage of the Vulgate. "Tenebrae Super Faciem Abyssi", emerges from still depths, flashes out in explosive pressures spawning a musical world, gradually merges human with electronic utterance, and finally reaches back down into the still center of the opening, but now reflecting the ongoing journey.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 11 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Shatin, Judith, 1949-
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Niemandslandverschmelzung

Description: Recording of Johannes Kretz's Niemandslandverschmelzung. The title of the piece translates to Fusion of No-men's-land. The piece is for trumpet and band and is inspired by the sounds of a canyon.
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Date: 1990
Duration: 15 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Kretz, Johannes, 1968-
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