Hazel Meades
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Hazel Meades
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My understanding of my lecturer's lectures.

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Étude Aux Objets A later Schaeffer piece
Klangfarbenmelodie By Webern Literally translates as sound-colour-melody Each note of the melody is played by a different instrument
Red Bird (a political prisoner's dream) 1973-77 By Trevor Wishart Done with razor blades in a studio
Presque rien No 1 (le lever du jour au bord de la mer) 1967 By Luc Ferrari 24 hour recording of beach edited down to 21 mins Pre-cursor to ambient music
Hétérozygote 1963/4 By Luc Ferrari Acousmatic work Uses environmental sounds to suggest a linear narrative
Kontakte 1959/60 Stockhausen Early work WDR 2 versions: one for piano, electronic sound and percussion and one for electronic sound only
Gesang der Jünglinge 1955/6 Stockhausen Early work WDR Translates to: song of the youths Original version in 5 channels Uses recordings of a boy's voice with electronic sound
Studies I and II 1953, 1954 Stockhausen Early work Composed at WDR I uses additive synthesis II uses subtractive synthesis
Étude 1952/3 Stockhausen Early work Made at Radio France Studying with Messaien Used musique concrète editing techniques Different compositional aesthetic (e.g: sound spatialisation)
Synthesisms 1970 Barry Vercoe Written in MUSIC 360 Computer generated sound and then it was recorded Not in real-time Software "orchestra" and "score" which triggers sound
Illiac Suite 1957 Hiller Uses computer to calculate musical events Composition for a string quartet in 4 movements (experiments) Evolves according to composer set rules
Turenas 1972 Chowning Uses 2 sound components (carrier and modulator) to produce time varying timbre with transformations, spatialisation and other musical stuff. FM synthesis is used.
Mortuos Plango Vivos Voco 1980 Harvey Composed at IRCAM in Paris Computer analysis of real sounds (bell and son's voice) Morphing References Gesang der Jünglinge in terms of sonic components and compositional procedures
Vermont Counterpoint 1982 Steve Reich Ghost image strategy Duplicates instrumental parts on tape
Inharmonique 1977 Risset Orchestral approach Early work in physical modelling Worked at Bell labs in 1964 and used MUSIC IV software to digitally recreate brass instrument sounds
EQ 1980 Harrison Used a sax Acousmatic approach Fuses key clicks and attack syllables along with synthesised drones and chords
Clarinet Threads 1984 Smalley Timbral fusion with clarinet as core of musical development
Ensphered 1990 By Vaughan (my lecturer!) More concerto-like Hybrid techniques Some digital sources mixed in analogue
Bhakti 1982 Harvey Major ensemble work
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