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Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
hahnt "at" rpi.edu

 

    

 

Analogue Smoque

 Al Margolis (If, Bwana)

Tom Hamilton - sounds, assemblage
Mike Silverton - text, voice
Al Margolis - sounds

"Analogue Smoque's deportment owes much to Dada, which positions it some 85 years late for lunch. The work's disjunct, shard-like character looks in significant measure to the manner in which it came together as a pastiche of youthful bits." -- Mike Silverton

2 cds

 

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Peachy Keen-O

Beth Anderson

This CD has pieces with an auctioneer, a Kentucky farm with birds & clover, a jazz dancer, a quivering, vibrating, sexually tinged piece full of women saying supplication, a saint dying in flames, a drum piece about frustration, mother/daughter miscommunication, a pipe organ, and punk rap with overtones of yoga. Many of Anderson's compositions from 1973-1979 use words or parts of words to make either all or part of the music. Sometimes the music is derived from the words. Some of it is considered to be part of the genre known as text-sound.

 

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Savage Songs (Works from 1961-1970)

 Jorge Antunes

"Pequena Peça para Mi bequadro e Harmônicos" (1961); "Valsa Sideral" (1962); "Música para Varreduras de Freqüências" (1963); "Fluxo Luminoso para Sons Brancos I" (1964); "Contrapunctus contra Contrapunctus" (1965); "Três Estudos Cromofônicos" (1966); "Canto Selvagem" (1967); "Movimento Browniano" (1968); "Canto do Pedreiro" (1968); "Cinta Cita" (1969); "Auto-Retrato sobre Paisaje Porteño" (1969/1970); "Historia de um Pueblo por Nacer or Carta Abierta a Vassili Vasilikos y a todos los Pesimistas" (1970)

 

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Greatest Hits and Test Tones

Big City Orchestra

Five of BCO's greatest performed by dAS, Robo, Daevid Allen, Brook Hinton, Mic Gendreau. Four test tones specially mixed by John Duncan, Monte Cazazza, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen.

 

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Talking Drum

Chris Brown

Binaural motion recordings composed as a dialogue of distances. Live recordings of music for electronic network music ensemble juxtaposed with location recordings of traditional music and environmental soundscapes. Made in Bali, the Philippines, Turkey, Europe, Cuba and America 1991-99.

 

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Harmonic Colour Fields

 Warren Burt

"Harmonic Colour Fields is a set of five computer pieces which explore static microtonal harmonic fields. This means that once a piece begins, harmonically, it's going to stay pretty much the same for it's entire duration. The pieces are descended from the 1970s "drone" pieces of such composers as La Monte Young, Charlemagne Palestine, Hal Budd, and myself, but they make greater use of slow harmonic progressions to make more varied musical surfaces. I wanted to make pieces where the quality of the harmony was the primary focus, and so used very simple rhythms, plain electronic timbres, and a minimum of melodic structuring. In fact, in these pieces, any sense of melody is simply the result of how the harmonic material is articulated. That is, change in harmony, and not construction of melody was my aim in making these pieces. The title refers to the "colour field" minimalist painters of the 60s and 70s. I thought of these pieces as analogous to those paintings, in that the explore the varieties and shades of one particular harmonic musical colour."

 

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Flies in the Face of Logic

Nick Didkovsky

Flies in the Face of Logic - Piano Music by Nick Didkovsky, C.W. Vrtacek and Steve MacLean
Nick Didkovsky (Dr. Nerve), C.W. Vrtacek (Forever Einstein) and Steve MacLean fly in the face of their "usual" musical situations. This is music surrounded by blurry boundaries: indistinct borders between technology, human invention, fixed composition, and indeterminate processes. The CD opens by dropping a piano on the face of traditions and expectations, and the twenty-two remaining tracks are dedicated to reconstruction.

 

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Four Electro-Acoustic Compositions

David Dunn

Composer and sound artist David Dunn was born in 1953 in San Diego, California. From 1970 to 1974 he was assistant to the American composer Harry Partch and remained active as a performer in the Harry Partch Ensemble for over a decade. He has worked in a wide variety of audio media inclusive of traditional and experimental music, installations for public exhibitions, video and film soundtracks, radio broadcasts, and bioacoustic research.

 

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Kientzy plays Johnson

Tom Johnson

Kientzy plays Johnson
Daniel Kientzy, saxophones; Meta Duo; Tom Johnson, narrator

It is a great pleasure for Pogus to present this recording of Daniel Kientzy playing the works of Tom Johnson.

 

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Electro-Acoustic

Leo Kupper

The works on Electro-Acoustic are "Electro-Acoustic Santur" (1989), for 2 santurs, 4 micro-processors and electronic sounds. "Guitarra Cubana" (1988) is presented in the form of 3 sequences. The first two sequences combine guitar sounds and phonetic sounds, the last one uses only guitar sounds. "Inflexions Vocales" (1982) with Françoise Vanhecke (soprano) is a vocal composition for soprano with accompaniment by a stereo tape. The final work is "Le Reveur au Sourire Passager" (1977) with Jean-Claude Frison (reciter). La composition, à travers le poème, décrit un monde obscur, profond, incompréhensible et mystérieux.

 

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