Music 80C Midterm Study Guide on Listenings
Music 80C Midterm Study Guide on Listenings MUSC 80C - 01
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Music 80C Listening Study Guide for Midterm New York Social Life 1977 by Laurie Anderson Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvmLonWmMFnQ Year 1977 Album Genius included in New Electronic Music for Recorded Media Recording device techniquedevice instruments include a detuned sitar amp telephone httpwwwemusiciancomartists1333thelaurieanderson interview34436 Characteristics of the piece Female narration about her conversations in New York over repetitive amp rhythmic low electronic sound About the Piece The piece provides social commentary on the busy life and socioeconomic state of the many people living in New York during the 705 About the artist She was born in 1947 and is an American experimental performance artist composer amp musician who plays violin She also invented the instruments called the tape bow violin amp the talking stick httpsenwikipediaorgwikiLaurieAnderson Readings referring to this artist New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media Women In Electronic Music 1977 httpswwwdramonineorgabumsnewmusicforelectronicand recordedmediawomeninelectronicmusic19772notes Dripsody 1955 by Hugh Le Caine Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvszSvSBwFYM Year 1955 Album NA Recording device techniquedevice The sound of water dripping was recorded amp the recording of one drop was cut used amp manipulated via playback techniques on magnetic tape Characteristics of the piece rhythmic sound of drops which the tempo and pitch increase linearly tempo of beats per second gets faster as does the pitch of each drop amp this pattern continues until the tempo slows the song to an end About the piece Sound based off the recording of one single drop of water A musique concr te piece About the Artist Was born in 1914 and died in 1977 He was a Canadian physicist composer amp instrument builder httpsenwikipediaorgwikiHughLeCaine Readings referring to this artist Check out Week 1 Class Notes Ancient Krell Music 1956 by Louis amp Bebe Barron Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvoNKhju6Pryg Year 1965 Album Forbidden Planet soundtrack Recording device techniquedevice analog synthesizers Characteristics of the piece Starts off with a sliding introduction and repetitive effects short repeated patterns of different synthesizer sounds About the piece music made by different electrical currents About the artists Louis amp Bebe Barron were a married couple whom created homemade synthesizers made out of electric circuits called ring modulators Readings referring to this artist Check out Week 1 Class Notes Main Title Sequence 1956 by Louis amp Bebe Barron Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvvoyDAXZ6uo Year 1965 Album Forbidden Planet soundtrack Recording devicetechnique analog synthesizers Characteristics of the piece Song of beginning credits to the film Early on it has slow dragged out rising pitch in suspense and increased loudness In the background there are also small amp short dings amp beeps Later in the song there is narration of a male voice About the piece music made by different electrical currents About the Artists Louis amp Bebe Barron were a married couple whom created homemade synthesizers made out of electric circuits called ring modulators Readings referring to this artist Check out Week 1 Class Notes Mind Booster 1956 by Louis amp Bebe Barron Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchv2Dtg MafRKI Year 1965 Album Forbidden Planet Soundtrack Recording device techniquedevice Characteristics of the piece Beginning of song sounds like sweeping wind with rising pitches The entire song has an echoey effect About the piece music made by different electrical currents About the Artist Louis amp Bebe Barron were a married couple whom created homemade synthesizers made out of electric circuits called ring modulators Readings referring to this artist Check out Week 1 Class Notes Tchaikovsky s Valse Sentimentale 1977 by Clara Rockmore Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvjEl4zCQBv2c Year Released on an album recorded by Robert Moorg in 1977 Album quotThe Art of the Theremin Recording device techniquedevice The Theremin which is played by the performer standing on a medal place and manipulating the space between her hands and metal rods placed vertically and horizontally to create sound Characteristics of the piece The theremin sound has a lot of vibrato and there is a piano playing in the background About the piece The instruments include a theremin and a piano It is a cover piece of Valse Sentimentale by Tchaikovosky About the Artist Famous theremin player whom used to play violin Readings referring to this artist Check out Week 1 Class Notes Music of the Spheres 1938 by Johanna Beyer Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatch v RE VFN7A6 4 Year Written in 1938 recorded in 1977 Album An Anthology Of Noise amp Electronic Music Vol2 Disc 1 2002 Recording device techniquedevice Characteristics of the piece Starts with a loud rumbling sound which sweeps over amp repeats 3 times there is then a soft bell ringing one beat at a slow tempo There is then synthesizers playing in a repetitive fashion with the bell chiming over intermediately About the piece The piece was only composed by Beyer in her time the only reason it is considered the first piece of composed electronic music is because on the cover of the score she wrote quotfor electronic instruments or strings and a triangle About the Artist Johanna Beyer was a German American composer who was very mysterious Most of her works were only known posthumously Readings referring to this artist Amy Beal Johanna Beyer on Music of the Spheres pp 1 7 Introduction 73 75 89 90 online McHenry httpsiteebrarycomibucscdetaiactiondocD11020320 William s Mix 19521953 by John Cage Listen to it here httpswww youtubecomwatch v9ql40phbt7k httpssoundcloudcomtomerbesetswilliamsmix Year 19521953 Album For Magnetic Tape Recording device techniquedevice Magnetic tape rewinding speeding up amp delays He also used the IChing a practice from Buddism technique to randomize where each sounds would be placed Characteristics of the piece This piece has 6 different categories of sound city sounds country sounds electronic sounds manually produced sounds winproduced sounds amp small sounds requiring amplification 90 The Music ofJohn Cage About the piece William s Mix was recorded by Louis amp Bebe Barron the creators of the soundtrack for Forbidden Planet About the artist quotJohn Cage born 1912 died 1992 He was an American composer music theorist writer and artist Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham who was also Cage39s romantic partner for most of their lives Readings referring to this artist John Cage In Defense of Satie eCommons John Cage quotLecture on Nothing httpwebbebscohostcomehostebookviewerebookbmlemthleMzUZ X19BTg2 sid288c7f5f c28e 4601052b 91ebd58629aesessionmgr113ampvid0ampformatEBamppidlp 109amprid0 Jamie Pritchett The Music aflohn Cage sections on Imaginary Landscape 1 and Williams Mix eCommons Etude Aux Chemins De Fer Railroad Study 1948 by Pierre Schaeffer Listen to it here httpswww youtubecomwatch vN9p0q8u6 bA Year 1948 Album NA Recording device techniquedevice Recorded sounds at a train station then mixing and manipulating them Characteristics of the piece Sounds like train moving rhythmically on tracks you can here whistles and hissing of train as well About the piece The first piece of musiqe concr te made of the recorded sounds of trains at the station About the artist Pierre Schaeffer was born in 1910 amp died in 1995 quotHe was a was a French composer writer broadcaster engineer musicologist and acoustician httpsen wikipedia orgwikiPierre Schaeffer Readings referring to this artist Pierre Schaeffer quotAcousmatics from Audio Culture eCommons Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatch vchV12266fk Year 1958 1960 Album NA Recording device techniquedevice quotimpulse generators filters and amplifiers httpwwwrobertworbycomwritingnotesonstockhausens kontakteandoktophonie Characteristics of the piece This piece kind of sounds like a mix of experimental jazz of the 605 and electronic pulses The sounds are both electrical and instrumental About the piece quotThe title of the work quotrefers both to contacts between instrumental and electronic sound groups and to contacts between self sufficient strongly characterized moments In the case of fourchannel loudspeaker reproduction it also refers to contacts between various forms of spatial movement Stockhausen 1964 105 Wiki About the artist Stockhausen was born in 1928 amp died in 2007 quotHe was a German composer widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial Wiki Readings referring to this artist Karlheinz Stockhausen notes on Kontakte in Stockhausen Life and Work by Karl W6rner eCommons Read more here Thanks Wiki httpsen wikipedia orgwikiKarlheinz Stockhausen Risveglio di una Citta 1913 by Luigi Russolo Listen to it here httpswww youtubecomwatch vIC3KMbSkYNI Year 1913 Album NA Recording device techniquedevice tape recording and manipulating Characteristics of the piece The sound of car engine is dominant as he is trying to evoke a busy city beginning its day About the piece This is a noise piece About the artist Russolo was an Italian Futurist painter composer builder of experimental musical instruments and the author of the manifesto The Art of Noises 1913 He was born in 1885 amp died in 1947 wiki httpsenwikipediaorgwikiLuigiRussolo Readings referring to this artist Luigi Russolo quotThe Art of Noises Futurist Manifesto from Audio Culture Readings in Modern Music edited by Christopher Cox and Daniel Warner eCommons I Am in a Sitting Room 1969 by Alvin Lucier Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvfoHLK30yk Year 1969 Album NA Recording device techniquedevice sound recorded again and again and is played back again and again quotuntil resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves Lucier Characteristics of the piece Lucier s narration is played over and over again each time with the quality of sound degrading to a point where only the natural resonant frequencies are left at the end of the piece About the piece quotI am sitting in a room 1969 is one of composer Alvin Lucier39s best known works featuring Lucier recording himself narrating a text and then playing the recording back into the room rerecording it The new recording is then played back and rerecorded and this process is repeated Since all rooms have characteristic resonance or formant frequencies eg different between a large hall and a small room the effect is that certain frequencies are emphasized as they resonate in the room until eventually the words become unintelligible replaced by the pure resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself The recited text describes this process in action it begins quotI am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now I am recording the sound of my speaking voicequot and the rationale concluding quotI regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might havequot referring to his own stuttering httpsenwikipediaorgwiki Am Sitting in a Room About the artist quotAlvin Lucier born May 14 1931 is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception quotMuch of his work is influenced by science and explores the physical properties of sound itself resonance of spaces phase interference between closely tuned pitches and the transmission of sound through physical media httpsen wikipedia orgwikiAlvinLucier Readings referring to the artist Alvin Lucier quotI Am Sitting in a Room from Chambers eCommons Bye Bye Butterfly 1965 by Pauline Oliveros Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvDMCTxkaLHw Year 1965 Album Electronic Works Recording device techniquedevice quotIt utilises 2 Hewlett Packard oscillators 2 line amplifiers in cascade a turntable with record and 2 tape recorders in a delay setup httpsfsoundorgtapeoliveroshtml Characteristics of the piece Use of electronic sound and operatic vocals About the piece The vocal that is used in this piece is the opera Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini About the artist Pauline Oliveros was born in 1932 in Houston Texas She was a faculty member at UCSD httpsenwikipediaorgwikiPaulineOiveros Other readings referring to the artist Pauline Oliveros quotTape Delay Techniques from Software for People eCommons Songs of Milarepa by Eleana Radigue Listen to it here httpswwwdramonlineorgalbumselianeradigue songsofmilarepa Year 1983 Album Songs of Milarepa Recording device techniquedevice Characteristics of the piece Long sustained notes and a narration of a man speaking and Tibetan Buddhist prayer About the piece This album is inspired by Rodrigue s work with Tibetan Buddhism About the artist quotEliane Radigue born January 24 1932 is a French electronic music composer She began working in the 19505 and her first compositions were presented in the late 19605 Until 2000 her work was almost exclusively created on a single synthesizer the ARP 2500 modular system and tape Since 2001 she has composed mainly for acoustic instruments httpsenwikipediaorgwikiC389liane Radigue Other readings referring to the artist New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media Women In Electronic Music 1977 httpswwwdramonineorgabumsnewmusicforelectronicand recordedmediawomeninelectronicmusic19772notes Come Out 1966 by Steve Rieche Listen to it here httpswww youtubecomwatch vg0 WVthON50 Year 1966 Album It s Gonna Rain Recording device techniquedevice Rieche composed the way he wanted to cut and reform each piece of tape but in the process he made a mistake and left it the way it was because he liked the effect that it gave Characteristics of the piece Male narration saying quotI let the bruised blood out to come out to show them and the phrase quotcome out to show them is repeatedly phased throughout the piece until there is just the rhythm of the phase left at the end About the piece quotCome Out is a 1966 piece by American composer Steve Reich He was asked to write this piece to be performed at a benefit for the retrial of the Harlem Six six black youths arrested for committing a murder during the Harlem Riot of 1964 for which only one of the six was responsible Truman Nelson a civil rights activist and the person who had asked Reich to compose the piece gave him a collection of tapes with recorded voices to use as source material Nelson who chose Reich on the basis of his earlier work It39s Gonna Rain agreed to give him creative freedom for the project httpsenwikipediaorgwikiCome Out Reich About the artist Steve Reich is an American composer whom pioneered minimalist music Readings referring to the artist teve Reich quotMusic as a Gradual Process and quotEarly Works 1965 68 from Steve Reich Writings About Music McHenry online httpsiteebrarycomlibucscreaderactiondocD10084785ampppg51 httpsiteebrarycomlibucscreaderactiondocD10084785ampppg51 llliac Suite by Lejaren Hiller amp Leonard lsaacscon Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvn0njBFLQSk8 Year 1957 Album llliac Suite is a 4 piece composition Recording device techniquedevice algorithmic instruction input into a computer Characteristics of the piece This piece sounds like a classical piece played with a violin dominate however all the sounds are computer generated on the LLAC system the artists created About the piece The llliac Suite is the first musical composition for traditional instruments that was made through computerassisted composition httpwwwmusicainformaticaorgtopicsilliacsuitephp About the artists Lejaren Hiller was an American composer Readings referring to the artist Charles Ames quotAutomated Composition in Retrospect 19561986 httpaumdartmoutheduquot larryalgoCompClassreadingsamesamesaut omatedcompositionpdf Appalachian Grove 1974 by Laurie Speigel Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvTFaUAAjOubg Year 1974 Album Spiegel The Expanding Universe Recording device techniquedevice recorded on her GR00VE application she created Characteristics of the piece Lots of short electronic percussion sounds with a carried out synthesizer sound on the bottom About the piece About the artist Created the software called Music Mouse One of her songs is included on the album that was sent on the Voyager spacecraft Readings referring to the artist Laurie Spiegel quotShould MusicMaking Be Reserved for an Elite httpretiaryorglswritingscmjnotforaneitehtml Phases 1963 by James Tenney Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvLmh4dAlquk Year 1963 Album NA Recording device techniquedevice Score initially recorded as numerical data which created quotmusical parameters Tenney then devised a system in which the program assigns random values to each piece of numerical data through an ongoing process in the stages of the clang sequence amp segment quotThe quotclangquot level involves decisions about local sounds timbres gestures and figurations the quotsequencequot level relates to the way in which groups of clangs are assembled together the quotsegmentquot level involves groups of sequences httpwwwallmusiccomcompositionphasesforedgard varC3A8se mc0002499178 Characteristics of the piece There are many long held out moments followed by short instances of silence About the piece About the artist He was an American composer and influential music theorist httpsenwikipediaorgwikiJamesTenney Readings referring to the artist NA quot0 Superman 1982 by Laurie Anderson Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvQH2x5pARGdE Year 1982 Album Big Science Recording device techniquedevice The piece has quot1242 beats of the word quotHaquot from beginning to end created by looping with an Eventide Harmonizer httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvQH2x5pARGdE Characteristics of the piece Ha background with female singing that has been edited to sound robotic About the piece A social commentary piece about US militant action in foreign countries About the artists She was born in 1947 and is an American experimental performance artist composer amp musician who plays violin She also invented the instruments called the tape bow violin amp the talking stick httpsenwikipediaorgwikiLaurieAnderson Other pieces by the artist Readings referring to the artist New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media Women In Electronic Music 1977 httpswwwdramonineorgalbumsnewmusicforelectronicand recordedmediawomeninelectronicmusic19772notes
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